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North Luangwa National Park

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North Luangwa National Park

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North Luangwa National Park is a national park in Eastern Zambia, a short flight away from South Luangwa National Park. It has until 2005 been the domain of a limited number of safari operators who hold a government concession. Since 2005, day visitors are allowed.




Flora and fauna[edit]


Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Charter flights operate from Mfuwe (at the entrance to South Luangwa) to the Mwaleshi airstrip. The flight takes about 45 minutes.

By car[edit]

  • From the south. A 4X4 track links North Luangwa to South Luangwa National Park. It is slow going and takes approximately eight hours to traverse the 200km stretch.
  • From the east. Another 4X4 track winds down the escarpment from the main Lusaka to Dar es Salaam trunk road. There are very few roads and you are unlikely to see anyone else for the duration of your trip.


Get around[edit]

The bush camps and one lodge are self-suffient, operating their own airstrips, safaris, accommodation and meals.

See[edit][add listing]

Known for its bush walking, photographic safaris, you will see on foot:

  • Massive herds of buffalo.
  • Lion in large prides.

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Buy[edit][add listing]

There are no shops or restaurants. The local people trade in handcrafts.

Eat[edit][add listing]

The lodges provide visitors with all meals. Other visitors will have to be self-sufficient.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]


  • North Luangwa Explorers Camp: Private Lodge ([email protected])
  • Mwaleshi Camp.
  • Buffalo Camp


  • West. Natwange A community operated camping area is situated just after the western entrance. Private camping enclosures with shared ablution block. The camp ground is unfenced and elephant come right into the camp site at night.
  • East. Chifunda Another community camp ground is situated across the Luangwa River which borders the park on the East. This is an enclosed campground and safe.


Stay safe[edit]

Get out[edit]

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