Getting There – North Luangwa NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip has travelled 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.

Travel Alert

Travel restrictions and additional entry requirements may apply for Zambia due to the coronavirus pandemic and if so, can change from day-to-day. Please visit our coronavirus page to stay informed about the latest developments.

Travel Alert

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

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

Self-drive visitors are allowed to enter the northern part of North Luangwa by 4x4. The park is very remote and wild, and this expedition should only be undertaken by experienced 4x4 drivers. It is advisable to come in parties of at least two vehicles. Self-drive visitors usually come through Mano Gate in the north of the park.

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

It’s common for charter flights between parks to be incorporated into your safari and organized by your tour operator. 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 and other entry requirements.

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