Blue Lagoon National Park is nestled on the Kafue Flats of Zambia and provides an incredible experience for safari-goers planning a trip to Africa. This undiscovered gem was established more than 40 years ago and environmentally maintained by a retired British family who then sold it to the National Parks Department of Zambia. Far from the maddening crowds of the more popular national parks in the country, Blue Lagoon is an untouched wonderland and wildlife haven.
Blue Lagoon National Park is defined by floodplains, seasonal grassland, and acacia woodland which hug the plains and provide a wonderful habitat for birdlife and thousands of mammals. The National Park spans just over 100,000 acres and provides a plethora of outdoor recreation in the heart of one of the last untouched wilderness destinations in Africa. Local attractions in and around Blue Lagoon National Park include bird watching, the Lochinvar National Park, the Kafue River, and the Kafue Flats.
Blue Lagoon National Park is approximately 120 kilometres from Lusaka, making it the closest national park to the capital of Zambia. Kenneth Kaunda International Airport serves the capital with daily domestic and international flights from many major destinations.
Yes, it is. The best time to visit the park is during the wet season, when the migratory bird species arrive in the Park.
There are no big cats in the Blue Lagoon National Park. Visitors can expect to see the likes of Kafue Lechwe, buffalo, sitatunga, and zebras.
Blue Lagoon National Park is an undiscovered wildlife wonderland in Zambia and home to thousands of mammals and an incredible array of birdlife. The National Park lies on the Kafue Flats, which means the vast floodplains attract the likes of Kafue Lechwe, buffalo, sitatunga, and zebras. The Park, along with Lochinvar National Park on the other side of the Kafue Flats, holds the largest concentration of Kafue Lechwe.
During the wet season, migratory bird species arrive from far and wide to feast in the floodplains. There are over 400 species of birdlife for birding enthusiasts to watch out for and these include pelicans, squacco herons, cattle and black egrets, the Egyptian goose, open billed storks, and the blacksmith plover.
Blue Lagoon National Park is a birding paradise, which means that it is best visited during the wet season. The vast floodplains attract migratory birds, as well as the Kafue lechwe—the water-loving antelope. The wet season occurs between November and April, with temperatures ranging from 18°C to 26°C.
Blue Lagoon National Park boasts a wonderful, untouched location in the Kafue Flats of Zambia and provides an intimate wilderness experience away from the crowds. The National Park thrives during the wet season when flocks of migratory birds arrive from the far reaches of Africa. Birding enthusiasts are encouraged to pack for an amazing experience, with sightings of over 400 bird species, including pelicans, squacco herons, cattle and black egrets, the Egyptian goose, open billed storks, and the blacksmith plover.
Furthermore, the flooded causeway and plains welcome the water-loving antelope—the Kafue lechwe. Blue Lagoon and Lochinvar National Park, located on the other side of the Kafue Flats, are home to the largest concentration of Kafue lechwe. Safari-goers can bring along their cameras to capture some amazing sights while exploring the National Park.
Due to its size, the National Park has few accommodation options. There are two old and two new chalets near the old farmhouse, as well as a newly established safari lodge with a pool, a pool bar, and a restaurant.