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North Luangwa National Park

Why take a safari in North Luangwa National Park?

Zambia’s North Luangwa is wild, remote and little-visited, with great wildlife. This is all about getting to untrodden Africa, to a place no-one else knows about, and walking the land to experience its remote beauty and superb wildlife.  It combines well with the larger South Luangwa.
Reasons you should visit include:

  • Excellent for exciting walking safaris which are the key activity here.
  • It’s beautiful, and very few people come here. You’ll have it mostly to yourself.
  • Black rhinos were re-introduced here, and it’s still the only place in Zambia to see them.  
  • Similarly good wildlife to the excellent South Luangwa, with which it combines well.

When to go on safari to North Luangwa National Park

The park is really only accessible in the dry season from about June to October. The grasses have died down by this time so walking safaris, the park’s main activity, can be undertaken.  

A North Luangwa Safari: How to do it?

Most visitors tend to have perhaps 3-4 nights here, and generally this is combined with time in the larger neighbouring South Luangwa park.  North Luangwa is all about walking safaris, so it’s good to mix this with somewhere you can do some game drives.  You might also want to combine this park with Kasanka and/or Bangweulu wetlands for a more unusual safari. 

Generally you’d fly here in under an hour from Mfuwe (South Luangwa) and be transferred to your camp.  Each day you’ll be offered a morning and afternoon walk guided by the excellent guides in the camps. 

Accommodation in North Luangwa National Park

The only camp we offer here is Mwaleshi Camp. It’s a great, rustic but comfy place with excellent guiding. 

[Note: Kutandala Camp closed in 2012 and there are currently no plans for it to re-open].

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Time: GMT +2 hours

Flight time:

Flights from Europe to Lusaka take about 10 hours. Lusaka International Airport is about 25km from the city centre (about 30 minutes transfer).

Language: Zambia's official language is English, but outside of the cities few people speak it.


Visas are required for most nationalities, although a waiver can normally be organized in advance for British citizens.


This is a malarial country.



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