Getting There – Luambe NP

Alan Murphy
Expert
By Alan Murphy

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and authored the Lonely Planet guidebook to Zambia.

Alan has authored the Lonely Planet guide to Zambia.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert

Luambe is located 140km/86mi from Mfuwe, the village at the entrance of South Luangwa. Most people fly into Mfuwe International Airport (MFU). The only lodge in Luambe can organize a transfer from Mfuwe, or any lodge in South or North Luangwa. There is also an airstrip for charter flights.

It’s likely you’ll enter the country by air via Zambia's main airport, Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), located 14km/9mi from the capital, Lusaka, and from there catch a flight to Mfuwe.

Self-drive visitors with fully-equipped 4x4’s could get here as well, but the park is very remote and has bad roads. The park is a convenient halfway stop-over between South and North Luangwa.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple-destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Charter flights operating between parks are normally incorporated into your tour package and should be booked by your tour operator.

Proflight is Zambia’s only domestic carrier running scheduled flights between Lusaka and Mfuwe. It is also possible to fly directly between Lower Zambezi and Mfuwe.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Zambia page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.

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