Most known for its remoteness and off-the-beaten track adventures, our favorite area of the park lies along the Mwaleshi River, a tributary of the Luangwa River. In the dry season, the Mwaleshi River recedes and leaves water pools that attract wildlife. With no game driving allowed in the area, the area is a haven for those seeking the tranquility and authenticity of a good walking safari. Our favorite property here is Mwaleshi Camp, owned by the same family that operates Tafika, in South Luangwa.
The dry season (June-October), when game-viewing is at its peak, is the only time you can visit North Luangwa. Access to the park is virtually impossible in the wet season, and camps are therefore closed.
North Luangwa is great for avid walkers, bird enthusiasts, and those looking for a real off-the-beaten-path experience.