7 Night Carnivore Research Week – South Luangwa National Park
Spend six days with the Zambian Carnivore Programme (ZCP) learning about and viewing the large carnivore species within the South Luangwa National Park. With a carnivore specific activity each day this is an opportunity not to be missed!
The Zambian Carnivore Programme (ZCP) has been operating in Zambia since 1998, carrying out conservation and research activities to conserve Zambia’s populations of this highly endangered species. They started off with a focus on the highly endangered African wild dog but now expanded to all large carnivore species across Zambia through a variety of applied research activities, anti-poaching and habitat conservation work. The research team work quite closely with local schools and communities, supporting and participating in educational work. The ZCP team is based at Nkwali camp and will be pleased to accompany you on activities and share their work with you.
During this week, you will spend time with ZCP project manager Dr Matt Becker and his team. Activities will include tracking, learning about ecological survey techniques in the field including lion identification and prey surveys, attending lectures and visiting ZCP’s education partner Chipembele Wildlife Centre. The schedule is flexible as the carnivores are unpredictable. At least one of the activities each day will be with the ZCP team. The safari gives you a chance to gain some exclusive insights into the ZCP conservation programme. In addition to the above activities, you will also enjoy game drives and/or walking safaris in the park with a guide and there is the opportunity to visit Kawaza Village, Tribal Textiles and Chipembele Wildlife Orphanage visit.
You can extend your itinerary within the South Luangwa National Park or spend time in the Lower Zambezi or Livingstone. You can also visit Lake Malawi for some rest and relaxation after your safari – please ask!