North Luangwa National Park is in 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
- From the south. A 4X4 track links North Luangwa to South Luangwa National Park. It is slow going and takes approximately five hours to traverse the 180km stretch.
- From the east. Another 4X4 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.
The lodges are self-suffient, operating their own airstrips, safaris, accomodation and meals.
- Massive herds of buffalo.
- Lion in large prides.
There are no shops or restaurants. The local people trade in handcrafts.
The lodges provide visitors with all meals. Other visitors will have to be self-sufficient.
- Kutandala Camp.
- Mwaleshi Camp.
- West. 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. Another community camp ground is situated across the Luangwa River which borders the park on the East. This is an enclosed campground and safe.