​Getting There – North Luangwa NP

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

Philip has traveled through Zambia several times and is the author of more than 20 guidebooks to various African destinations.

Philip is the Zambia expert for SafariBookings and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

Philip is our Zambia expert and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

Most visitors arrive in the country at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), Zambia’s main airport, located 14km/9mi from the capital, Lusaka. Domestic flights operate from here to Mfuwe International Airport (MFU), near the main gate of South Luangwa National Park.

Most people visit North Luangwa National Park as an add-on walking safari to South Luangwa and fly between the two parks.

There are few roads in the park, but self-drive visitors can drive from South Luangwa via Luambe National Park to North Luangwa (or vice versa). A new game-drive track along the Luangwa River and several basic self-catering community camps and campsites have opened up the park to adventurous 4x4 enthusiasts.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Charter flights between parks are usually organized by your tour operator. Currently the only domestic carrier operating scheduled flights to Mfuwe in South Luangwa is Proflight.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Zambia page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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