Zambia :: Luangwa Basin
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area
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If you are en route between South and North Luangwa National Park, the small Luambe National Park is well worth a visit. It receives few visitors and remains a secluded, unspoiled wilderness far away from the main tourist routes. It has a diverse habitat, ranging from riverine forest, mopane woodland, to acacia thickets and grassland plains. With the conservation efforts of the Luambe Conservation Ltd, elephant and lion numbers are on the increase, and hyena and wild dog are regularly seen. There are more than 200 bird species in Luambe, including African Skimmer, Pel’s Fishing Owl and Angola Pitta. In September and October large colonies of southern carmine bee-eaters nest in the banks of the Luangwa River, making for spectacular colour displays. Accommodation inside the park is only in a tented camp, at Luambe Lodge, but the park is easily explored from Kalovia Campsite.
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|Subject to Seasonal Operation. :
|These times vary but is approximately open May to October. Impassible November to April.
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|Park Entry Fees 2019: Citizens: ZMK33.60 pp per day; Residents/SADC Nationals: USD10 pp per day; International: USD15. Vehicles under 3 tonnes: Local: K25.50 per vehicle; International: USD15 per vehicle.
|Game Viewing, Night Drives, 4WD Trails, Bird Watching
|Game to View :
|Lion. Elephant. Buffalo. Hippo and a variety of Antelope.
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|(Some activities may be offered nearby).
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For the transit/main road there is no fee. But if you divert from the main road you need to pay park fees. (2019).
Luambe can be accessed by 2X4WD vehicles only during the dry season. In the wetter months (from November until April) large areas of the park are inaccessible due to the region’s characteristic powdery black-cotton soil which turns the roads into an impassable quagmire – impossible even for the best 4WD.
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