North Luangwa National Park
North Luangwa National Park is a vast area of largely untouched bush. There are only a few non permanent camps, and public access is restricted. There are very few roads and you are unlikely to see any other travellers while you are there.
The beauty of the North Park is the experience of seeing Africa as it was - completely untamed and untouched. A few days in this park doing a walking safari is one of the most magical activities. You are truly one with nature in its truest form.
What can you expect to see?
The game in the North Park is similar to that of the South Park.
North Laungwa is well known for its massive herds of buffalo and large prides of lion. Other mammals include antelopes such as hartebeest, eland, reedbuck, bushbuck, puku, impala, zebra and Cookson's wildebeest as well as warthog, baboon , elephant and leopard.
The same birds are found in the North and the South Parks, with frequent sightings of the carmine bee-eater,broad billed roller, Lillian's lovebird, crowned cranes, purple crested turaco, giant eagle owl and Pel's fishing owl.
When to go?
The park is only open to the public in the dry season, from July to October. Access during the rains is virtually impossible.
How can we get there?
About 50km north of Mpika, turn right at the sign for the park. Alternatively there is a road from South Luangwa. Both of these routes need 4 x 4 vehicles.
There are no sheduled flights, however a charter can be arranged.
Where can we Stay?
Self camping is not permitted in the Park. Guests have to stay at one of the few non permanent camps which are set up for the season. These are run by tour operators who have permission to be there.