IBA Bird Guides
Zambia has trained people who live in
neighbouring communities as IBA guides. These guides have had 3
separate training sessions and they are equipped with a
guide book and a pair of binoculars. Please use these guides when you
visit IBAs as
they have been trained to find the important birds in the area. We are
hoping that this will bring a small amount
of income into the IBAs and our suggested charge for use of one of our
trained guides is K50,000. The guides listed below have passed
the tests and further guides will be added as the year progresses. For
more information on the IBAs, consult 'Important
Bird Areas of Zambia' by Peter Leonard.
Close to Lusaka. Zambian Barbets, Miombo
endemics and waterbirds abound.
Contact: Simataa Nakambowa +260 966 037178
Lovely Mushitus (swamp forest) teeming with forest specials.
Contact: Vincent Nkunikeni through
Robert Coillard Young +260 979 183860
Sioma Ngwezi National Park
A large and little visited National Park. An ideal site for the intrepid explorer.
Contact: Jebby Mutakazona +260 976
588588, +260 962 588588, +264 814381838
Stronghold of the Black-cheeked Lovebird, supports most of the world's
population of these rare and threatened birds.
Contact: Agnitor Mutelo +260 979
On the border with Namibia,the wetland areas are good for Skimmers and Slaty Egrets, the
woodlands hold many more arid adapted species. Perfect to combine with Machile.
Contact: Brian Zuze +260 976 980447
Nkanga River Conservation Area
The best site to see the Zambian Barbet. Good for Miombo specials and
raptors too Amur and Red-footed Falcons abound in the summer.
Contact: Nkanga River Conservation
Area firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
This is an area of Mopane woodland and lowland deciduous thicket and is
the breeding ground for the migratory African Pitta as well as home for
the Crested Guineafowl, Purple-crested Turaco and African Broadbill.
Contact: Simon Hamuzembu, Charles
Bulungu - both can be contacted through Boniface Mulopa +260 979 132397
This area comprises of two national forests and has rich miombo and
broad headwater dambos. This is the tip of the Lunsemfwa river system
and there are gorges and waterfalls and strips of sub-montane forest
Contact: Tweady Kambwili - +260 974
Although miombo is dominant, the site is most important for its strips
of Mushito. These gallery forests line a network of streams that drain
into the Jimbe River and the fauna and flora contain a very strong
Contact: Elias Makondu - Kayuka
village, Justine Kanema - Lukano village, Kenson Muke, - Kayuka
village, Christopher Kawang’u – Swana Muhongu Village