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North Luangwa National Park

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About North Luangwa National Park

Country found in: Zambia
Parks total area: 4,636 km² (1,790 mi²)
Year established: 1972
Park wildlife: 13 animals listed
Anti-malarial: Recommended

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North Luangwa National Park highlights

  • Excellent park for walking safaris
  • Plentiful animal populations
  • Rhinoceros reintroduction program
  • Approved, guided tours only
  • Best time to visit is June through October. Park is closed during rainy season

North Luangwa is a small national park in the northeast sector of Zambia. The 4,636 km² (1,790 mi²) park’s southeast boundary is the Luangwa River. The river is home to a successful rhino reintroduction program and can only be accessed with special permission from the Department of National Parks or with a safari operator. Because of these tight controls, animal populations are plentiful and North Luangwa is widely regarded as perhaps the most intimate and pristine parks in all of Africa. There are only three camps in the entire park, two along the Luangwa and one along the Mwaleshi River. The rare motor vehicle is dispatched only for backup on guided hiking safaris. In addition to the rhinos, adventurists can also witness buffaloes, baboons, elephants, impalas, leopards, lions, wildebeests and zebras. Most bird species in southern Africa can be spotted in the North Luangwa National Park.

When is the best time of year to visit North Luangwa National Park?

Park operations are open between June and October, Zambia’s dry season. Access to the park is nearly impossible during the rainy season. As part of registering with a safari operator, the four-hour ride from Mfuwe International Airport should be arranged. 

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