South Luangwa National Park boasts an abundance of riverine woodlands and fertile floodplains, creating a perfect breeding ground and foraging area for the Carmine Bee Eater. These birds are attracted to the park’s numerous sandy riverbanks, where they excavate their burrows for nesting. The park’s rich and diverse insect population, including bees and wasps, serves as a plentiful food source for these colorful aerial hunters.
Visitors to South Luangwa National Park are often treated to the extraordinary sight of Carmine Bee Eaters in their natural habitat. The park’s experienced guides and naturalists are well-versed in the behavior and habits of these birds, making it easier for visitors to spot and appreciate their presence. Guided walks or game drives along the park’s riverbanks and floodplains offer fantastic opportunities to observe these birds in flight, witness their hunting prowess, and capture stunning photographs. We have dedicated Hides to photograph the Nesting Carmine bee-eater in action from very close distance.