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North Luangwa National Park

About North Luangwa National Park

North Luangwa National Park is a national park in Zambia, the northernmost of the three in the valley of the Luangwa River. Founded as a game reserve in 1938, it became a national park in 1972 and now covers 4,636 km².

The beauty of visiting North Luangwa National Park is the truly remarkable opportunity 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.

North Luangwa is the little-visited sister park of the more popular and accessible South Luangwa National Park. It’s mostly a walking destination with huge wilderness appeal. The habitat and wildlife is similar to South Luangwa, but animals are less habituated. All the Big Five can be found, with black rhino protected in a largely protected sanctuary.

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Best time to visit

The Best Time To Visit North Luangwa is in the Dry season (May to October). The wildlife viewing is particularly good from July when animals stay close to the remaining pockets of water and are easier to track. Lodges and tours shut down when the rains come and the heat soars. 

Wildlife

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. A large pride of lions inhabits 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.

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Fondly known as the warm heart of Africa, North Luangwa National Park is an undiscovered gem full of adventure.

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Fondly known as the warm heart of Africa, North Luangwa National Park is an undiscovered gem full of adventure.

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