Nkanga River Conservation Area

Nkanga is to the northwest of Choma.  Three farms which have, over the years, introduced wildlife onto their land have joined together to form Nkanga River Conservation Area.  This is one of Zambia’s best birding conservancies with the endemic Zambian barbet being their speciality.  Horse riding is also available for experienced riders.

Accommodation is mid-market and there are camping facilities.

Shinganda Wildlife Wilderness

Shinganda Wildlife Wilderness (SWW), formerly known as Shinganda-Lumba Conservancy, was established as a wildlife restoration project in 2001, after receiving support from Chief

Mushima. It is situated about 50km north-west of Kafue National Park and is a large tract of protected, intact wildlife habitat, linked to the national park via a functional conservation corridor, allowing the movement and survival of wide-ranging wildlife like African painted dogs, lions and elephants.

Accommodation is mid-budget chalets.

Shiwa Ngandu

Shiwa Ng’andu used to be the home of Stewart Gore-Brown from 1920.  His descendants still live there and run the estate.  Although a working farm it also has wildlife which can be enjoyed from vehicles, by walking or on horseback.

It is on the Great North Road, 100 km north of Mpika.  There is also an airstrip for charter flights.

Accommodation at Shiwa Ng’andu are luxurious rooms within the house.  They also have a nearby farm house, previously the home of missionaries.

Nearby, and run by Shiwa Safaris, is Kapyishya Hot Springs.  Accommodation consists of chalets and campsite.

Mutinondo Wilderness

Along the Great North Road, Mutinondo Wilderness is a popular conservancy.  It has wildlife but its main attraction is for its walking, jogging or cycling trails through the bush and up into the hills.  The views are spectacular over miles of unspoilt bush.

Accommodation is mid-market chalets or camping.

Munyamadzi Game Reserve

To the south of South Luangwa National Park, this private reserve offers walking, drives, fishing and birding.  Accommodation is mid-budget with the chalets and rondavels along the river.  There is no camping.