National Park, Zambia Safaris
North Luangwa Safari Map
North Luangwa National Park
North Luangwa National Park is
a remote tract of land covering 4,636 square kilometres and is one
of the most spectacular and untamed wilderness areas in Zambia, if
not Africa itself. It is not open to the public and there are no
permanent camps in the park. Access is only available through one
of the few Zambia safari operators granted permission to conduct
walking safaris in North Luangwa.
The park is noted for its massive
herds of buffalo, a spectacular sight if they’re seen on the
run, kicking up dust for miles behind them. Large prides of lion
inhabit the territory and it is not uncommon to witness a kill. Other
common mammals are hyena, Cookson’s wildebeest, bushbuck, zebra,
warthog, baboon, vervet monkey, puku and impala.
Elephant and leopard are also seen,
but not as frequently as in the South Park; however, you are more
likely to see hartebeest, reedbuck and eland here.
All the birds in the South Luangwa have been recorded here as well.
The beauty of visiting this park
is in its truly remarkable opportunity to experience Africa as it
was in years past. It is wild
and untouched and you are simply an unobtrusive witness to its natural
beauty and drama. There are very few roads and you’re unlikely
to see anyone else for the duration of your trip. Like the South Park,
it lies on the western bank of the Luangwa River bordered on the other
side by the dramatic Muchinga escarpment which rises over 1000 meters
from the valley floor. Its hazy outline can clearly be seen from the
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