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Kasanka National Park

This small but fascinating park has four rivers and eight lakes flowing into the Bengweulu Wetland. It offers brilliant angling opportunities, and bird watchers come here to see vast numbers of birds, not usually found in Southern Africa.

One is the rare and peculiar looking Shoebill Stork, which resembles the extinct Dodo. The swamp forests of Kasanka, also harbour the rare antelope, the Sitatunga, which only lives in wetland areas and is rarely seen. You may also witness the spectacle of millions of fruit bats coming to roost.

Although the park itself is breathtaking there are other attractions including the David Livingstone Memorial. It is here that the great explorer ended his final journey. Under the memorial his heart (quite literally) is buried. The Nsala Caves contain some of Africa’s best rock paintings. The most ancient of these strange artworks is thought to be 20,000 years old.

Another of these attractions, and certainly not the least is the Kundalila Falls. These are in an area of breathtaking splendour close to the edge of the Muchingo escarpment and it is here that Kuombe River tumbles 65m into a pool.