9. Blue Lagoon National Park
Just 100 kilometers outside of Lusaka is where visitors will find the otherworldly delights of the Blue Lagoon National Park.
Nestled atop the Kafue Flats, this vast floodplain of a reserve oscillates between cracked and sunbaked desert in the dry season and verdant watering hole when the rains come.
It’s when the pearly waters begin to swell that most visitors will arrive.
They go eager to spot rare birds in the canopies of acacias that line the little oxbow lakes and lagoons.
Or, they go to wonder at the prancing lechwe antelopes as they dance around the forests.