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North Luangwa National Park
North Luangwa National Park
North Luangwa National Park
North Luangwa National Park
North Luangwa National Park
North Luangwa National Park

A great wilderness area for walking safaris

A lot can happen in front of your camp

Let sleeping lions lie ...

Barefoot on safari, what could be better ...

Mwaleshi, a bushcamp in North Luangwa

The camp overlooks the pristine Mwaleshi River.

North Luangwa National Park

Reviews of safaris to North Luangwa National Park

55 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include North Luangwa.

Showing 51-55 of 55
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The bee-eaters


I visited Zambia and 2 other countries between 4 Aug 2008 and 24 Aug 2008
"Not the best we have done due to circumstances but enjoyable all the same.

The arraangements made by Expert Africa were first class." Read full review: 20 nights in Africa; 10 on a Zambia safari
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Partridge family

"A fantastic holiday"

I visited Zambia between 25 Jul 2008 and 9 Aug 2008
"The holiday was everything that we could have wished for, and we loved every minute of it. Anna and Expert Africa are quite clearly highly regarded by the guides.

The one thing that did cause me some confusion were the various vouchers issued to us by Expert Africa, though ultimately it made no difference to our trip. One voucher stated that it was for a transfer from Lufupa Lodge to Lusaka, but in fact it was from Lunga River Lodge airstrip to Lusaka. The transfer vouchers for the second week while in North and South Luangwa were completely wrong. Though this caused me a lot of confusion, Remote Africa had worked it all out correctly, ignoring the vouchers, and everything was fine.

The issue of Tipping was a bit difficult for us, and definitely an area that I feel needs to be addressed in greater detail by Expert Africa. I had read somewhere that tipping is discretionary but that an amount of $5 - $8 per day per guest would be appropriate to pay to the guide. However, it is not only the guide that often deserves a tip, but also the staff at the various bush camps. I have no idea as to whether we were being mean or generous, but on average we were tipping our guides the equivalent of $40 - $50 for each day that we had with them, and a further $30 or so to the remainder of the staff at each camp per day (remembering that we are a family of five, and that we were usually the only guests at each camp).

Our guide for the whole of the first week was Brad from Wilderness Safaris. He was absolutely fantastic, extraordinarily knowledgeable about virtually anything that we wished to discuss, and seemed to possess a sixth sense when it came to spotting wildlife. He is such a nice person, and our 17,15 and 13 year old children all got on very well with him. He works tremendously hard and deserves a medal.

Would it have been possible for Expert Africa to give us advance notice of the identity of who we would be having as our guide? It would have been nice for us to have known his name in advance so that when we first met him we could have immediately realised what his role was.

Before we left the UK, I spoke with Anna and asked if it would be an idea for us to take out some spare clothing for the local villagers. She responded very enthusiastically and gave me a long list of suggestions as to what we could take, including any old clothes, shoes, toys, childrens books etc. When packing our bags we chose mostly old clothes that we did not wish to bring back to the UK at the end of our trip, and any spare room in our bags were then filled with other bits and pieces to give away.

At each camp that we stayed at we asked the camp manager whether it would be appropriate to give him some clothes and toys to distribute to his staff, and each time we received a very positive response. The staff may look well fed and clothed but their familes back in their home villages often own virtually nothing and we were assured that our meagre gifts would be gratefully received. Consequently we left quite a large volume of things behind in Zambia, and feel good that we have done our little bit to assist these people. Maybe Expert Africa could include some sort of guidance and suggestions in this area for any future like-minded travellers." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 7 on a Zambia safari
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"Zambia - we loved it even more than before"

I visited Zambia between 9 Jul 2008 and 19 Jul 2008
"People always say you'll be disappointed when you go back to somewhere you've been to and really enjoyed - they say it won't be as good as last time. Well we were amazed and delighted that it was even better - it exceeded every expectation or hope for the trip.

It is a fantastic place with really superb people at the camps we've visited. We'd like to try some other camps next time we go, but don't know if we'll be able to tear ourselves away from Remote Africa - I guess we'll just have to try to find some extra time!

Suggestions for improvement:

You really helped us decide against Botswana in an open and honest way. Having had such a great holiday we can't think of anything you could have done to improve it since we don't believe you can control the airport/flight aspect." Read full review: 10 nights in Africa; 9 on a Zambia safari
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Broadbilled roller


I visited Zambia between 7 Jun 2008 and 24 Jun 2008
"A very enjoyable experience. The itinerary covered a good variety of locations each proviing different experiences.

We were impressed with everyone we came in to conact with - their friendliness, helpfulness and their knowledge." Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 10 on a Zambia safari
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Dr M

"A great return trip"

I visited Zambia between 24 Aug 2007 and 8 Sep 2007
"Just as good as last year. We recommend Expert Africa to our friends." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 14 on a Zambia safari
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Where to stay in North Luangwa

Our suggestions for safari camps in North Luangwa National Park

Mwaleshi Camp

Mwaleshi Camp

Mwaleshi is a particularly remote and rustic bushcamp in North Luangwa National Park that concentrates purely on walking safaris. It's very small, but run by a top-quality operation – so come here for walking safaris run by super guides and an excellent wildlife experience.

98% (50 reviews)
Takwela Camp

Takwela Camp

Takwela Camp is a new property currently under construction in Zambia's North Luangwa National Park.

100% (8 reviews)

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