north luangwa & luambe national park

North Luangwa

Experience Africa as it was in this wild and remote part of Zambia!

This remote tract of land, covering 4636 square kilometres, offers one of the finest wilderness experiences in Zambia, if not Africa itself. It is not open to the public and there are no permanent lodges there. Access is with one of the few safari operators granted permission to conduct walking safaris.

The beauty of visiting this Park is the truly remarkable opportunities to experience Africa as it was. It is wild and untouched and you are simply an unobtrusive witness to its natural beauty and drama.  Although declared a wilderness area, the North Park, was not open to anyone other than Game Department rangers for more than thirty years. In 1984, Major John Harvey and his wife Lorna sought permission to conduct walking safaris in the area and for many years were the only operators in this remote wilderness.

At just 254 km², Luambe is one of Zambia’s smallest national parks. Situated on the eastern bank of the Luangwa it lies in the heart of the Luangwa valley between Lukusuzi, North and South Luangwa national parks. The park was declared in 1938 and is, therefore, one of the oldest conservation areas in Zambia.

Discover the camps in North Luangwa and Luambe below.

Recommended accommodations

Mwaleshi Camp ⭐⭐⭐

Mwaleshi is one of only two camps in North Luangwa, it is about as remote as you can get. North Luangwa has a heavily protected rhino program.

Luambe ⭐⭐⭐

Luambe is the only permanent camp in Luambe National Park between South and North Luangwa. It is like your own private concession.

Takwela

Takwela Camp offers that all important intimate and authentic safari to guests, with just 2 rooms you will be sure to get the most out of this incredible little spot.