Solar-powered water points
The northern boundary of Luambe National Park is partly formed by the Lumimba River. This dries up during the dry season, but a large number of smaller waterholes in the course of the river still provide enough vital water well into the dry season. However, in order to still be able to quench their thirst afterwards, the animals are forced to leave the park – a circumstance that can lead to fuelling human-wildlife conflicts and increasing poaching.
Keeping the resident wildlife in the centre of the park is one of the main reasons for creating artificial water points in this dry section of the park.
Kangwa Plains in particular, located in the central area of Luambe National Park, has long had a lack of suitable water points for wildlife. As a result, a borehole was drilled to provide access to a permanent water source. The continuous water supply is ensured by a solar-powered pump. Installed camera traps prove that a variety of different species make use of the new artificial waterhole.