Munda Wanga Environmental Park

Munda Wanga Environmental Park information

Location
Lusaka , Zambia
Address
Kafue Rd, Chilanga
Telephone
+260 211 211 278614
More information
www.mundawanga.com
Prices
adult/child ZMW25/15
Opening hours
8am-5pm Mon-Thu, to 6pm Fri-Sun
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Munda Wanga Environmental Park rehabilitates all sorts of animals for re-entry into the wild, including rarely seen pangolins and owls used for black magic (there's also a breeding program for genets and cerval cats). The park features plenty of regional fauna, including cheetahs, lions, banded mongoose, wild dogs, jackals, warthogs and baboons; feeding time is at 2pm Friday to Sunday (Fridays when crowds of schoolchildren are in attendance might best be avoided). The park is shabby in parts with slightly dilapidated enclosures, but the animals seem well cared for and it's perhaps the first and only exposure to wildlife for Zambians in Lusaka. But the lovely botanical gardens , with nearly 500 species of plants and one of the few places in the city suitable for a picnic, is at least as much of a reason to visit.

There’s also renewable energy environmental education centre, a pool and kids’ playground, plus a bar/restaurant (croc or beef burgers ZMW12). Munda Wanga is about 16km south of central Lusaka and accessible by any minibus heading towards Chilanga or Kafue from the Kalima Towers Bus Station or South End Roundabout (near the downtown Spar supermarket).