Come Frogwatching On A SAVE THE FROGS! Zambia Ecotour
We are in the midst of creating a SAVE THE FROGS! Zambia Ecotour and would like to hear from you if you are interested in joining!
Zambia is an amazing wildlife destination in southern Africa, with incredible wildlife migrations and lots of amphibians. The ecotour would likely be 12-15 days, sometime between October 2023 and February 2024. Read on to learn more and contact us ASAP to discuss joining the tour!
Marbled Reed Frog photo courtesy Frank Willems
Hyperolius nasutus photo courtesy André van Hecke, Zambia
Kasanka National Park
If you’re looking for an amazing ecotourist experience, look no further than Kasanka National Park in Zambia. This beautiful park is home to a wide variety of wildlife. It hosts the world’s largest mammal migration: a seasonal colony of millions of Straw-coloured Fruit Bats, present in October to early January. The daily dusk emergence of these “mega bats” is among the greatest known wildlife spectacles. Added to this is a range of special mammal species like Sitatunga, Puku, Blue Monkey and Kinda Baboon. The park is also known for its vast array of bird life, with some 480 species recorded. The many frogs include colourful species like Banded Rubber Frog, Bubbling Kassina, Power’s Rain Frog and various species of Reed Frog. The evening frog chorus is so loud in places that it inspired names such as Chililabombwe – lake of the frogs.
Mutinondo Wilderness is possibly Zambia’s most scenic destination. This private 30,000 acre reserve is dominated by huge granite boulders towering out above pristine miombo woodlands, interspersed with wet grasslands and crystal clear streams with numerous rapids and falls. Visitors can enjoy hiking, bird watching, and fishing in a beautiful and unspoiled setting. It is here that your guide, Frank Willems, recently discovered the Mutinondo Grass Frog. The tadpoles of this species inhabit films of seepage water flowing off the granite boulders. A remarkably long and strong tail enables the tadpoles to survive in this extreme niche. The tiny Taita Dwarf Frog is found along here. A vast range of other species inhabit the wet grasslands and streams, from tiny Sharp-nosed Reed Frogs to the huge River Frog. Birdwatchers frequent the reserve for the rare likes of Chestnut-headed Flufftail and Anchieta’s Sunbird. The reserve also holds numerous endemic plant species, over 100 orchid species, a long list of reptiles, and large mammals such as Klipspringer, Roan and Leopard.
Sharp-nosed Reed Frog photo courtesy Frank Willems
Powers Rain Frog, photo courtesy Frank Willems
The South Luangwa National Park in Zambia is a beautiful and unspoiled wilderness area that is home to a wide variety of animals, including elephants, lions, and hippos. SAVE THE FROGS! ecotours to South Luangwa National Park allow tourists to see these animals in their natural habitat. The park offers excellent opportunities for bird watching, as well as for observing the park’s many different species of frogs.
The knowledgeable and experienced guides who lead SAVE THE FROGS! ecotours ensure that tourists have a safe and enjoyable experience while learning about the importance of conserving Zambia’s wildlife. For those who love nature and want to support conservation, there are few better places to visit than South Luangwa National Park in Zambia!
Victoria Falls & Botswana’s Chobe National Park
Our tour extension includes Victoria Falls (also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, “The Smoke That Thunders”), considered one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders. It is here that the mighty Zambezi River drops from the endless forests, plains and wetlands of Zambia, Angola and Namibia into the dramatic Rift Valley. The wetlands upstream of the Falls hosts large populations of iconic fauna such as elephant and hippo. We will have intimate encounters with elephants and experience some of the highest wildlife densities on the continent during a day trip to Botswana’s Chobe National Park. And of course we will see, hear and photograph a lot of frogs!
Mertensophryne taitana frogs in amplexus, photo courtesy André van Hecke
Zambia is a country with a rich history and a bright future. After gaining independence from the UK in 1964, Zambia established a democratic government that has worked hard to promote stability and safety for its citizens and visitors alike. The country shares borders with eight other African nations, making it a hub of cultural exchange and diversity. As a result, visitors to Zambia can expect a warm welcome and a unique experience. With its stunning natural landscapes, diverse wildlife, and friendly people, Zambia is an ideal tourist destination for those seeking adventure and a deeper understanding of Africa’s rich history and culture.
Zambia Photo Gallery
Enjoy these photos of Zambia’s wildlife! Click the images for a larger view.
Thanks to Frank Willem and André van Hecke for the great photos!
SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotourist Choti Singh (who lives in Zambia and will be assisting as a tour guide) wants to ensure that all potential ecotourists know that we will see a lot more than just amphibians! She contributed the photos below.
We look forward to hearing from you!
SAVE THE FROGS! Africa
Proceeds from this tour support SAVE THE FROGS! Africa and will help to educate, inspire, empower and connect Africa’s amphibian conservationists.