North Luangwa National Park

North Luangwa is the wild, sister park of the more popular and accessible South Luangwa National Park. Together they form part of the Great Rift Valley which runs from East Africa down to Zambia. It’s mostly a walking destination centered on the southern wilderness area of the park. The habitat and wildlife are similar to South Luangwa, but animals are less habituated – its main appeal is its pristine bush and lack of crowds of tourists. All the Big Five can be found here.

The Luangwa river, with its rich soils, feeds the North Luangwa National Park but the safari camps are located on the perennial Mwaleshi river. This pristine wilderness environment boasts large herds of the endemic Cookson’s wildebeest and eland. These are not seen so readily further south. It also has good concentrations of lions.

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Highlights in North Luangwa National Park

  • Enjoy excursions to Chipopma Falls or Mwaleshi Falls
  • Swim in the Kapishya Hot Springs
  • A bird watchers’ paradise
  • Day and night drives
  • Village Experience to see how locals live
  • Fewer roads means walking safaris are the best way to see the park

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Mwaleshi Camp

Set on a scenic bend of the Mwaleshi River, this camp is a truly special place – unlike any other in Zambia. With just four thatched chalets built entirely of natural materials, en-suite bathrooms open to the stars and uninterrupted views of the river, Mwaleshi offers you a genuine feeling…

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Walk on the Wild Side of Zambia

Discover the wild side of Zambia! This 10-day itinerary showcases the most incredible walking safaris in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park and North Luangwa National Park. On the last two nights, you will experience Livingstone and Victoria Falls.

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South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa is located in the largely unexplored and wildly fascinating Luangwa Valley in Zambia, at the tail end of the western arm of the Great Rift Valley. Safari lodges range from modern African luxury suites, set on top of hills and alongside lagoons, to camps in colonial splendor, in the…

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Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

Spectacular Victoria Falls is the widest sheet of falling water in the world! When the Zambezi River is in full flood, watching it crash 100 metres into a steep gorge is best described by the Falls local name of Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘The Smoke That Thunders’. Especially on the Zambian side where,…

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