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Where is Luambe National Park and how do you get there?

Luambe National Park is located on the eastern bank of the Luangwa River, halfway between South and North Luangwa National Park. The easiest way to get to Luambe would be to fly Mfuwe Airport via Lusaka and get a road transfer into camp. The airlines currently (2021) flying into Zambia are: Emirates via Dubai, Ethiopian Airlines, Airlink, Kenya Airways and Air Tanzania.

Co-ordinates for Luambe Camp & Conservation are: -12.459237, 32.144198 .

Getting to Luambe National Park: Travel Logisitcs 

We suggest the following means of getting to Luambe Camp:


Fly to Mfuwe

Daily flights are available from Lusaka to to Mfuwe Airport Luambe will collect the clients from the airport and drive them into camp*.

Travel time is 3 – 3.5 hrs.


Fly to Waka-Waka

Charter flights are available from Mfuwe to Waka-Waka Aristrip. Luambe will collect the clients and drive them into camp.

Travel time is about 30 minutes.


Inter-Camp Transfers

Transfers from any other lodge in the Luangwa valley (Mfuwe Area) can be arranged by Luambe.*

*Travel time will depend on lodge location.

*Road transfers costs:  USD 119,00pp (one way between Luambe / Mfuwe). Max 4 people per vehicle.

If you have further queries about travel logstics into Luambe, contact us below

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Driving Routes through the Eastern Region of Zambia

The route through the Eastern Region would typically begin / end in Lusaka or Mpika. It is a strictly seasonal route as it is dependent on you descending the escarpment road and driving through the Luangwa Valley for extended periods of time and therefore shouldn’t be considered before mid July or after the end of October.

ROUTE 1: Lusaka to South Luangwa NP (via Chipata)

The road from Luasaka to South Luangwa is an all tar road hence accessible all year round. Leaving Lusaka, most people head directly for Chipata where there are various campsites and hotels for overnight stops. From Chipata, the next major stop would be the town of Mfuwe where you can enter South Luangwa.

ROUTE 2: South Luangwa – Luambe NP (through the Nsefu sector)

Once you leave Mfuwe the gravel roads begin, although this road (which goes through the Nsefu sector of South Luangwa) is normally very driveable once safari season begins. Once you enter Luambe National Park, you are once again in wildlife country. You have an excellent chance of spotting game on this drive and as you near the end of the Luambe portion, the turn off to Luambe Camp will be visible… so if you have a booking at Luambe Camp, just follow the sign to camp. For those wishing to explore a wilderness region of the Luangwa, but still return via Mfuwe, this is a good point to head to.

ROUTE 3:  Luambe National Park – North Luangwa NP

If you are following the route right up to North Luangwa and out of the valley, then you will need to continue towards Kanyunsha that marks the beginning of North Luangwa National Park. With pre-booked permission from the operators within the park stating you are staying there, you will then be given directions to proceed to Mano Gate going up and over the steep escarpment. Once you hit the Mano Gate, you would have left the Luangwa valley and you will drive about 40km to connect with the Great North road which, if you join and follow in a southerly direction, will take you to Mpika.

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