The Best 5 Reasons To Visit Luambe National Park In Zambia
Luambe national park is one of the smallest national parks covering about 254 square km located in Zambia in the eastern bank of Luangwa which lies in the heart of the rift valley which is between Lukusuzi. the region has Zambezian and mopane woodland savanna which is which is most suited for the hot and dry conditions at the bottom of the rift valley with dense trees and grasslands in certain areas
In 2014 the Lindsey et al report found Luambe National Park the national parks which has the highest potential large mammal biomass per square kilometer of all Zambian National Parks and that means that Luambe National Park should have the highest volume of large mammals for its size in Zambia.
Luambe Camp & Conservation was formed to change this and over the last 6 years, has quietly been achieving amazing results. Visiting Luambe is both a remote and private Luangwa safari and gives guests the chance to see and participate in various conservation activities being done on the ground.
The park was established in 1938 which makes it one of Zambia′s oldest national parks
Luambe national park has a variety of wild animals residing in the place and these are both small and large animals which include puku, impala, zebra, buffalo, waterbuck,roan antelop, cookson’s wildebeest, vervet monkeys lichtensteins hartebeest, eland, oribi, common duiker, thornicroft’s giraffe and elephants have regularly been sighted over the last 4 years and they are said to be on increase and he larger carnivores such as lions, leopards, spotted hyena and wild dogs are also sighted, smaller carnivores such as African wild cats, mongoose spicies, African civet, blotched genet can also be found and this is especailly during the night game drives.
The small and little known Luambe National Park is located in the Luangwa Valley between North and South Luangwa National Park with similar eco-systems. . this remote hideaway offers the perfect bush retreat for those wanting to get away from all day to day stress.
Luambe national park houses about 400 bird species and during some months migratory birds also join the present ones at the park and these birds include pel’s fishing owls, African skimmer, Angola pitta, racket tailed roller, martial, white backed night heron, tawny and African fish Eagles, lilian’s lovebirds, On Luangwa river in around september and october large colonies of southern carmine bee eaters congregate there in plenty as well as waterbirds such as heron, ducks and geese.
When to visit
Luambe national park can only be visited in the dry season which is from may to october during the rainy season it is
How to access
The roads that are used to access Luambe national park are only suitable forhigh clearance 4×4 vehicles and that is from the south which is a 70km of 3-4 hours of driving from the Mfuwe on dirt road through the Nsefu sector of South Luangwa national park to Luambe’s southern chakolwa gate entrance and from Lundazi its a 120km which is a 3 hour drive on the dirt road to Luanbe’s northern Chiputa gate entrance
Luambe national park has only one accommodation facility inside the park while others are in the surrounding areas and they incllude;
It is the only permanent camp in Luambe national park