LUAMBE NATIONAL PARK
Luambe is a small park of 247 sq km (roughly 20 km x 10 km). A new camp was set up in Luambe in 2016 – Luambe Camp. Prior to that Wilderness Safaris had a camp but it did not last long. Luambe is remote! And this is one of the reasons it is special. It is for those safari visitors who love the 4×4 experience. Visitors can either drive themselves or organise a transfer from Mfuwe. There are plenty of sandy dry riverbeds to cross. This area is only accessible in the dry season – June-October.
- The Wild Stuff
There are a lot of mopane trees interspersed with floodplains and grassland, with the odd miombo woodland (mixed two-storey woodland on poor soil). The Luangwa River runs along the western border of the park with several rivers running from the eastern hills, through the park and joining the Luangwa.
The management of Luambe are learning what wildlife is around them. According to their notes they have seen buffalo, hippo, elephant, impala, puku, zebra, warthog, zebra, eland, kudu, monkeys and baboons. Predators are leopards, lions and wild dog. I am sure they will identify more as time goes by. The park is surrounded by Lumimba Game Management Area which links to South Luangwa so wildlife is free to move. With the protection of ZamParks and Luambe Camp more wildlife will move in to populate the park.
Bird species number over 200.
- Getting There
I think this is about right. I don’t think you can get lost …
I have shown the rivers in blue, but they will be dry between June and November.
Luambe Camp has 4 ensuite safari tents. There is no camping.
Taking the lead from the big brothers of North and South Luangwa National Parks, visitors are encouraged to walk. But there is always a drive through the park for the lazy ones, …
All the photos on this page are from Marcus Westberg. Thank you