The remote northern section of the Luangwa Valley covers 4636 square kilometres and is not usually open to the public. For more than 30 years, the only people allowed to enter this area were National Park rangers. There are no lodges within the Park area and only a very few safari operators have permission to enter this wilderness which was home to the well-known researchers Mark & Delia Owens in the early 1990\’s.
Wild and untouched, the North Luangwa Park is a nostalgic throwback to the Africa of old with massive herds of buffalo and elephant, prides of lion, solitary leopard and packs of hyena.
Very few roads exist through the Park which lies on the Luangwa River, bordered on its eastern bank by the Muchinga escarpment. A number of tributary rivers flow through the Park bringing life-giving waters to this beautiful environment.