Open May to October
This remote park, once almost forgotten and certainly heavily poached, now offers a superb wilderness experience. It is 4640 sq. km and has one main honey pot - the Mwaleshi River. It was turned around by firstly Mark and Delia Owens, then later by the sponsorship of the Frankfurt Zoo. It is really a great example how a park can recover and the gameviewing along the Mwaleshi River is very good and makes for great walking safaris.
There are few roads in the park and the camps offer mainly walking safaris. The game in the area includes the rare Cookson's wildebeest and the occasional eland. The lion along the Mwaleshi River are known for their confidence and walking safaris can get great views.
The valley is not so wide here and the camps are near the escarpment. A great day's walk is to hike up to the Chipopoma Falls where there are clear water rock pools to swim in.
The North Luangwa remains remote, under utilised and a true gem in Zambia's collection of parks. It is simply unspoilt.
- walking safaris from a bush camp. Day excursions to the escarpment or the confluence of the Mwaleshi and the Luangwa will involve driving, but there are no driving game viewing options.
Camp that we most regularly book
- Mwaleshi Camp is operated by an experienced guide from Remote Safaris and is also an excellent 6 bedded bush camp.
- Map of North Luangwa