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North Luangwa

North Luangwa is the twin big sister of South Luangwa. It occupies 4,636km2. Nonetheless, there are slightly distinguishing features like the little volume of visitors. There are fewer vehicles and roads. Hence, the animals are wilder. Explore the untamed hub

The Muchinga Escarpment is on the south side of the park, making it a prominent landmark. The Luangwa River streams in the eastern part. The best time to visit is in June. Various factors make the park inaccessible for half a year. The terrains are drying up during this season.

The rhino ramble at the center of the park in a tightly guarded enclosure. The Mwaleshi River majestically delves into the park. There are also beautiful camps that have classy accommodations. Expert guards guard them. Moreover, the camps are warm, with ensuite bathrooms, tasty food, and comfortable beds. Tourists can cross the river on foot, as trekking is one of the main activities.

The Kutanda bushcamp is an iconic place to watch the hawks as you enjoy your cool sundowners and delicious snacks. At night, you can enjoy the lullabies of the lions roaring. Additionally, your hyena laughter will sweep you to dreamland.

The animals in the North Luangwa are less habituated, and you can spot all the big five games. The park is a sanctuary for rhinos. The area is also an expansion of Africa’s Great Rift. The main flora is the miombo woodland, acacia shrub, riverine, mopane, and savannah grassland.

Animals at North Luangwa

There’s an extensive amount of Zambia Wildlife in North Luangwa. The Antelope species include impalas, duikers, klipspringers, kudus, etc. You can also see several mammals like cape buffaloes, elephants, hippos, black rhinos, etc.

There are many predators in North Luangwa too. They include brown hyenas, African Wild Dogs, side-striped jackals, etc.

Activities at North Luangwa

Walking Safaris in North Luangwa are some of the best in Africa. Game drives are also available in the Mwaleshi region. Other activities that you can also do here are hiking, fishing, and swimming in the Mwaleshi River.

Highlights of North Luangwa

  • North Luangwa is home to all of the Big Five.
  • Famous for its concentration of endangered black rhinos.
  • Cultural excursion to learn about the lives of the locals.
  • Swimming in the Kapishya Hot Springs.
  • Visiting the Mwaleshi Falls.

If you're looking for a Zambia Safari then a safari in North Luangwa will provide an unmatched adventure.

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