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Northern Province GMAs

Tondwa – 540 sq. km
The vegetation comprises numerous dambos, swamp and floodplain. There is Miombo, Munga and  Kalahari woodland.

Wildlife is common, it includes African Elephant, African Buffalo, Zebra, Eland, Roan Antelope, Sable Antelope, Hartebeest, Defassa Waterbuck, Puku, Reedbuck, Sitatunga, Common Duiker, Warthog, Yellow Baboon, Lion and Leopard

This GMA is an Important Bird Area (IBA), together with neighboring Nsumbu National Park to the east, are IBA #35. The species bird list is 217 species. There are important habitats for birds in the GMA, in particular, the Tondwa Pan, which supports large concentrations of waterbirds.

These include a variety of waterbirds among them are Pygmy Goose, Spur-wing Goose, White-backed Duck, Hottentot Teal,  Red-billed Teal, Little Grebe, Wattled Crane, Ground Hornbill and Saddle-bill Stork.

The Shoebill has been recorded as a regular sighting as are Lesser Flamingo.

Kaputa –  3,600 sq. km
The vegetation types are Hill Miombo woodland, Munga and Kalahari woodland interspersed with Itigi thickets on places.

The wildlife is very depleted if not nonexistent. Few species are sighted among them are Puku, Defassa Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Common Duiker, and Yellow Baboon

Luwingu –  1,090 sq. km
Miombo Woodland, open grassland and few stands of termitaria.

This is a heavily depleted area, few if any animals remain.

Chambeshi  – 620 sq. km
There are large areas of swamp, floodplain, wet and dry grassland. Woodland types are miombo and termitaria woodland. Chambeshi GMA is part of the Banagweulu ecosystem.

There are Black Lechwe, African Buffalo, Bushpig, Tsessebe, Reedbuck, Sitatunga,  Hippopotamus, Jackal,  Spotted Hyena and Nile Crocodile

Inangu – 43 sq. km
The smallest GMA in Zambia, with a habitat dominated by miombo, Kalahari and termitaria woodland. The GMA is surrounded largely by Lake Tanganyika with a small slice of land connecting to the mainland. There are areas of open grassland and dambos.

Wildlife is abundant,  species present are African Elephant, African Buffalo, Hippopotamus, Zebra, Warthog, Bushpig, Eland, Roan and Sable Antelopes, Defassa WaterBUck, Hartebeest, Puku, Reedbuck, Sitatunga, Bushbuck, Common Duiker and Grysbok.