Getting There – North Luangwa 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.

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 (and in the high season, there are direct flights from Johannesburg to Mfuwe).

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 and Other Entry Requirements

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

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