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Northern Zambia
Northern Zambia
Northern Zambia
Northern Zambia
Northern Zambia

It's extremely remote, but worth the trip ...

Bangweulu Wetlands' elusive shoebill

Mutinondo Wilderness, a hikers paradise

Kasanka's spectacular fruit bat migration

The Luwombwa river floods it's banks

Northern Zambia

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Northern Zambia is very remote with spectacular scenery...
… like the extensive Bangweulu Wetlands.
It’s got some great opportunities for bird-watching…
...and some stunning scenery like the smooth hills pictured here at Mutinondo Wilderness…
… which covers 100km²...
…and is fantastic to explore on foot.
The Kasanka National Park has a tree-hide with a great view…
…and you can stay in one of eight thatched rondavels at Wasa Lodge…
… or deeper into the park at the Luwombwa Lodge, which is slightly larger…
… and located next to the Luwombwa River.
The Bangweulu Wetlands is a flooded wilderness…
… and gives home to local fishing communities.
Getting to these remote regions requires a charter so can be costly…
… but all are unique destinations!
The amazing and very rare shoebill is resident to the Bangweulu Wetlands.
Shoebill Island Camp is a simple bushcamp with five walk-in tents…
… and three huts, is a perfect base for exploring the area…
… usually by canoe.
Shiwa Ng’andu is a destination on its own.
It is an English-style manor house…
… with well-groomed gardens.
It is a working farm - the homemade yoghurt is definitely worth tasting…
… and is home to many animals…
… including some peculiar pets.
The manor offers room for eight guests…
… but you can also stay at the Impandala House on the estate.
Make new friends, and be fascinated by the owners’ vision for the future of Shiwa.
Shoebill Island Camp is situated on the edge of the Bangweulu Wetlands.
Activities at Luwombwa concentrate on the river, canoeing, boating or fishing.
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Northern Zambia is very remote with spectacular scenery...
Northern Zambia is very remote with spectacular scenery...
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… like the extensive Bangweulu Wetlands.
… like the extensive Bangweulu Wetlands.
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It’s got some great opportunities for bird-watching…
It’s got some great opportunities for bird-watching…
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...and some stunning scenery like the smooth hills pictured here at Mutinondo Wilderness…
...and some stunning scenery like the smooth hills pictured here at Mutinondo Wilderness…
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… which covers 100km²...
… which covers 100km²...
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…and is fantastic to explore on foot.
…and is fantastic to explore on foot.
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The Kasanka National Park has a tree-hide with a great view…
The Kasanka National Park has a tree-hide with a great view…
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…and you can stay in one of eight thatched rondavels at Wasa Lodge…
…and you can stay in one of eight thatched rondavels at Wasa Lodge…
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… or deeper into the park at the Luwombwa Lodge, which is slightly larger…
… or deeper into the park at the Luwombwa Lodge, which is slightly larger…
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… and located next to the Luwombwa River.
… and located next to the Luwombwa River.
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The Bangweulu Wetlands is a flooded wilderness…
The Bangweulu Wetlands is a flooded wilderness…
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… and gives home to local fishing communities.
… and gives home to local fishing communities.
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Getting to these remote regions requires a charter so can be costly…
Getting to these remote regions requires a charter so can be costly…
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… but all are unique destinations!
… but all are unique destinations!
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The amazing and very rare shoebill is resident to the Bangweulu Wetlands.
The amazing and very rare shoebill is resident to the Bangweulu Wetlands.
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Shoebill Island Camp is a simple bushcamp with five walk-in tents…
Shoebill Island Camp is a simple bushcamp with five walk-in tents…
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… and three huts, is a perfect base for exploring the area…
… and three huts, is a perfect base for exploring the area…
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… usually by canoe.
… usually by canoe.
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Shiwa Ng’andu is a destination on its own.
Shiwa Ng’andu is a destination on its own.
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It is an English-style manor house…
It is an English-style manor house…
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… with well-groomed gardens.
… with well-groomed gardens.
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It is a working farm - the homemade yoghurt is definitely worth tasting…
It is a working farm - the homemade yoghurt is definitely worth tasting…
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… and is home to many animals…
… and is home to many animals…
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… including some peculiar pets.
… including some peculiar pets.
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The manor offers room for eight guests…
The manor offers room for eight guests…
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… but you can also stay at the Impandala House on the estate.
… but you can also stay at the Impandala House on the estate.
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Make new friends, and be fascinated by the owners’ vision for the future of Shiwa.
Make new friends, and be fascinated by the owners’ vision for the future of Shiwa.
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Shoebill Island Camp is situated on the edge of the Bangweulu Wetlands.
Shoebill Island Camp is situated on the edge of the Bangweulu Wetlands.
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Activities at Luwombwa concentrate on the river, canoeing, boating or fishing.
Activities at Luwombwa concentrate on the river, canoeing, boating or fishing.
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Safaris visiting Northern Zambia

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Fruit Bat Safari

6 days • 2 locations
LUSAKA AIRPORT TO LUSAKA AIRPORT

Offering a highly specialised experienced, this safari uses two simple bases for access to South Luangwa and Kasanka National Parks. Visit between October and December when you will witness the world’s largest mammalian migration of millions of fruit bats.

US$4,610 - US$5,270 per person

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Where to stay in Northern Zambia

Our suggestions for safari camps in Northern Zambia


Shiwa Ng'andu

Shiwa Ng'andu

The Old Manor House at Shiwa Ng’andu is a fascinating cultural and historic stopover, either before, after or during a safari.


98% (26 reviews)
Wasa Lodge

Wasa Lodge

Wasa Lodge offers easy access to Kasanka National Park, best visited in November and December to see the millions of fruit bats that arrive in the area.


89% (11 reviews)
Shoebill Island Camp

Shoebill Island Camp

Shoebill Island Camp stands on the southern edge of the Bangweulu Wetlands. It's a remote spot, and a very simple camp - but if you want to see Shoebills then it is one of the best places in Africa.


91% (9 reviews)
Luwombwa Lodge

Luwombwa Lodge

Luwombwa Lodge in Kasanka National Park, northern Zambia


90% (2 reviews)
Mutinondo Wilderness

Mutinondo Wilderness

Visiting Mutinondo Wilderness near Mpika in northern Zambia - the accommodation, wildlife, birds and animals


100% (2 reviews)
Impandala House

Impandala House

Situated in the grounds of the historic Shiwa Ng'andu manor house, Impandala House works well as a base for families or small groups to explore northern Zambia.


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