North Luangwa National Park Safaris

A true wilderness that will speak to the intrepid explorer inside of you. A North Luangwa National Park safari offers a remote and wild safari experience. Although it is half the size of its sister park, the South Luangwa, the North Luangwa shares many of its attributes especially the lush vegetation and spectacular wildlife. However, the North Luangwa offers something extra, with the inclusion of the Muchinga Escarpment, adding a new dimension to the flora and fauna of the park, with species not found on the valley floor .

North Luangwa National Park Hippos and giraffe sighted on a North Luangwa National Park safari - Photo by Norman Carr Safaris Wild dog sighting - Photo by Normcan Carr Safaris
  • Discover a remote and wild safari experience
  • Experience the thrill of approaching big game on a walking safari
  • Witness critically endangered rhino in their natural habitat
  • Fascinating wildlife viewing, including blue monkey and bushpig
  • A diverse range of habitats due to the Muchinga Escarpment
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

With species not found on the valley floor present on the escarpment - a fact particularly true for the birdlife. There's also the chance to see blue monkey and bush pig, while on the valley floor there's also a difference in plains game, with Cookson's wildebeest far more plentiful.

Until the mid-80's the park was a poaching hotspot, with poachers focusing most on the park's elephant and rhino populations. Thanks in part to the efforts of conservationists Mark and Delia Owens, today the park is much recovered from its dark days. Elephant in the park are still scarce and can be cautious of visitors - they are best sighted during the dry season as they move to higher ground. Rhino, meanwhile, have recently been reintroduced to the park, with a growing population of black rhino established in North Luangwa since 2003.

There are only three properties in the park, set along the Mwaleshi River, and all offering quite the secluded wilderness retreat. Embracing the rustic setting, the camps channel the character of the North Luangwa and lay focus on walking safaris as the main activity. It's an exciting experience to traverse the verdant scenery, taking in lion, buffalo and impala sightings.

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