We were lucky enough to spend 4 days hiking in Lavushi Manda National Park.  Lavushi Manda was extensively poached in the 1970s and 1980s and poaching has continued up to the present day.  The Kasanka Trust has just recently taken over Lavushi Manda and is now trying to start protecting the park and re-introduce wildlife.  Right now the park functions mainly as a hiking destination but there are hopes that the animals will increase with more protection.  We did not see any large animals while we were there but we did see sign of bush pig and duiker.  The rocks are mainly quartzites.  These are sandstones that have been metamorphosed under extreme heat and pressure deep in the earth.  The rock layers have been twisted and tipped upright which gives the park its rugged landscape.