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Private Game Reserve Mutinondo Wilderness Private Reserve

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Located in Zambia :: Great North
Category: Protected Areas :: Private Game Reserve

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Established in the mid 90s, Mutinondo Wilderness is a privately-owned reserve on the edge of the Luangwa escarpment that offers pristine vegetation, sparkling clean rivers and beautiful waterfalls.

Traveller Description

Mutinondo is an exquisite area to relax and enjoy the scenery on foot - a hiker’s paradise. The reserve includes 70 km of trails which wind between magnificent inselbergs (granite outcrops which look like ‘island mountains’) in an area with high biodiversity - there are more than 1 600 plant species. With approximately 295 species of birds, including specials such as long-toed and chestnut headed flufftails, this reserve is classified as an IBA (Important Birding Area). The hiking trails also lead through stunning woodlands and along small streams dotted with waterfalls and rapids, with beautiful pools to cool down in (no crocodiles or hippos!).

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Destination Information
Lodging Camping Airstrip

Travelling Information

ACCESS:
They make use of the airstrip in Mpika.

ACCOMMODATION:
Accommodation is available at the lodge, or at two campsites. The lodge is set on a koppie with pathways leading to secluded and private chalets with magnificent sunset views over the valley. Campers are welcome to enjoy a meal at the lodge but booking is essential.

The campsite near the lodge is set in the forest and has two ablution blocks with hot showers, and a thatched insaka. The second campsite is situated on the Mutinondo River, near a swimmable pool; here, there’s also a central insaka for shelter and meal times.

The lodge is run in an ecologically-sensitive manner and guests are required to take all non-recyclable waste away with them on departure as there’s no refuse collection at the reserve. Bins are provided for recyclable waste.

ACTIVITIES:
Activities on offer include hiking, mountain biking, birding, swimming, canoeing, photography and mushrooming (during the rainy season, collect wild mushrooms and take back to the lodge for staff to prepare for you, this is done for safety reasons).

EMERGENCY SERVICES:
Tow-ins: Try: +27(0)97 473 7848 / +260(0)96 676 1647 (Based in Lusaka).

 Travel Tip!

The reserve offers a four night, five day hike out into the Luangwa Valley; this crosses the river, dambos, visits beautiful waterfalls and takes you to the edge of South Luangwa National Park. Bookings essential.

Mutinondo is one of those destinations where you can park your vehicle and get out on foot, so it’s a great place to visit if you want a break from driving.


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