The South Luangwa National park is Zambia’s most preferred tourist destination, it boasts of big herds of large mammals such as Elephants and Buffalo. Its home to the endemic Cookson’s Wildebeest and the Thorn croft Giraffe. The Luangwa River supports the highest concentration of hippos and crocodiles in Zambia. South Luangwa National Park is known to be the birth place of walking safaris in Zambia, visitors to the South Luangwa national park will experience excellent game viewing and accommodation facilities in and around the park
The North Luangwa National Park is perhaps Zambia’s most pristine and best kept wildlife area (Zambia’s best kept secret). It is the only national park in Zambia where all the big five are still found. (Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard) Terraced by the Muchinga Escapement in the upper land and the Luangwa valley in the lower part, this park is almost unexploited by man. North Luangwa is currently the only national park in Zambia which supports a small black Rhino population. There are few tourist accommodation facilities available and the park can be accessed all year round by road and air.
Lukusuzi National Park is located in a mineral rich part of Lundazi in the Eastern part of Zambia. Though with a lot of potential, this park has not fully developed into a popular tourist destination, but its sheer proximity to the richer Luangwa valley wildlife areas gives it the status of an alternative destination especially as an exit from the valley. Lukusuzi can offer that surprise and rare sighting of the spectacular antelope species like the Roan and Sable antelopes.
Luambe National Park is one of the few National Parks being co-managed by DNPW and private partners. This small national park is home to one of the biggest known packs of wild dogs and it’s also popular for its hippo population. It has one tourist lodge offering comfortable accommodation facilities.
Mweru Wantipa is once upon a time believed to have been home to the biggest number of Elephants and Black Rhino in Zambia. The area is well demarcated into two parts, one part being water comprising the Mweru Wantipa marsh and Lake Mweru Wantipa and the dry part being hilly woodland in the shades of Miombo woodlands and patches of Itigi forests. The Park is currently lowly utilised for tourism and is not frequently visited by tourists.
Nsumbu National Park is located on the banks of Lake Tanganyika and the area offers excellent water based tourism potential. Nsumbu National Park is popular for the high puku population and the exciting Sitantunga watching in the Nkamba bay. Nsumbu has for many years hosted the Zambia annual fishing competition, the fresh water big game fishing for tiger weighing up to 35kgs,the giant catfish and Nile perch both weighing up to 50 kgs are a popular sport on lake Tanganyika. The Nakmba Bay offers prime visitor accommodation.
Lusenga plain National Park is located about 16 Km out of Kawambwa town, which is a provincial town of Luapula Province in Zambia located in the Northern part of the country. The park is bordered by Kalungwishi River on which the three must see spectacular water falls which are the Lumangwe, Kabwelume and Kundabwika are found. DNPW has just improved on large mammals’ population in this park by restocking it with a number of species.
Isangano National Park is covered in very rich miombo shades and the luabansenshi River literally drains the park right through the middle. The park has a lot of potential for tourism development and could be an exciting destination.
Lavushi Manda National Park is located in Mpika district, it offers an exciting aerial view and an excellent bush experience in its mosaic of very thick miombo woodlands and patches of grassland. DNPW co – manages the park with private partners and involves the community.
Kasanka National Park is located on the southern end of the Bangweulu flood plains, it has developed into a popular tourist destination owing to the large groups of migratory straw coloured bats which frequent the area from October to December every year. Kasanka offers a unique sighting of the Shoe Bill stock and the sitatunga.
The Kafue National Park is by far the oldest and largest National Park in Zambia. It’s also the biggest in Southern Africa, it offers excellent wilderness adventure boasting of a high diversity of plant and animal species. It has 158 mammal species and 481 bird species. This untamed Africa adventures park can be reached by Road, Air and even water.
Nyika National Park is located along the international border line between Zambia and Malawi in the Nyika plateau. It is part of an international transfontier conservation area (TFCA) managed by the republics of Zambia and Malawi. This spectacular Montana ecosystem offers excellent tourism experience with that picturesque scenery which compares with no other wildlife area in Zambia.
The Lochinvar National Park is best known as Zambia’s bird paradise. This small and yet very rich area is located in the Kafue flats, middle Zambia. A lot of resident and migratory birds make Lochinvar an exciting bird watching
destination. It is recognised as an important bird area (IBA 15). It is also home to the endemic Kafue Lechwe, it also has important features of historical value to Zambia, the Ngwisho hot springs
West Lunga National Park is Zambia’s better defined protected area with all its sides bordered by Rivers. The Park is excellent for water-based tourism activities and camping in the park are slowing becoming popular and many visitors to the park always want to visit more than once.
Liuwa Plan National Park is located in kalabo district in the Baroste plains in an area which has high population of wildebeest and Zebra. Visitors to this park will enjoy the experience of watching the wildebeest migration from the lower/flooded areas to upper and dry lands. Liuwa Plain National Park is one of the National Parks which DNPW is co-managing with private partners.
Sioma Ngwezi National Park is part of the Trans boundary conservation areas of Zambia. The park falls within a Trans frontier/trans boundary conservation area called KAZA owing its name to the rivers that drain the area (Kavango and Zambezi Rivers). Sioma Ngwezi National Park is believed to be the only area in Zambia where the white Rhino occurred naturally. It is also, one of the places in Zambia where Giraffe and Tsessebe can be found.
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is home to the mighty Victoria Falls, a world heritage site. The park is an example of an urban conservation area as it is located within the city boundary of Livingstone town. Besides the amazing natural wonder of the Victoria Falls, the Park offers a good game viewing package. Mosi –oa-Tunya National Park is the second park in Zambia where the white Rhino can be found and a lot other large mammals species, such as Elephant, Buffalo, wildebeest, Kudu and Zebra. Visitor accommodation is the Mosi-oa-Tunya national park is indeed next to none.
The Blue Lagoon National Park is part of the Kafue Flats which is best known as Zambia’s bird paradise. A lot of resident and migratory birds make Blue Lagoon an exciting bird watching destination. It is also recognised as an important bird area (IBA 15) after Lochinvar National Park.
The Lower Zambezi National Park is located in Lusaka Province. It is situated in the Lower Zambezi Valley and escarpment along the Zambezi River sharing boundaries with the Elephant rich Manna Pools National Park of Zimbabwe. Lower Zambezi national park offers a quick and lucrative get away from the hustle and bustles of city life in Lusaka. It is believed that the area has the highest density of impala per square kilometre in the whole wide world.
Lusaka National Park is the 20th and newest National Park in Zambia. It is located south-east of Lusaka City, about 15 KM south-east of the City’s Central Business District.
The park is the second National Park to be established in a city environment, after Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park in
Livingstone, the Park is accessible by road. Though new, the park has a relatively spectacular landscape and wildlife habitat for peaceful sightseeing and relaxation for all groups. Lusaka National Park is the second park in Zambia where the white Rhino can be found.