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Nsumbu National Park

Mbala, Zambia

Updated 8 months ago
Nsumbu National Park is a stunning wildlife sanctuary located on the southern shores of Lake Tanganyika in Zambia's northernmost tip. The park is home to a plethora of species, from rare birdlife to some of Africa's most iconic animals. But it isn't all about nature, as Nsumbu is also an important economic resource for the region due to its growing tourism industry. The park is divided into two distinct areas - the northern section which is characterised by sandy beaches and vertical cliffs, and the southern part which consists of rocky coves, lagoons and swamps. Both regions are teeming with life, offering visitors a chance to encounter zebras, elephants, giraffes, hippos, buffaloes and more. Fishing is also a popular activity in the park as Lake Tanganyika has a diversity of fish species. The combination of beautiful sandy beaches and stunning wildlife makes Nsumbu National Park an ideal destination for those wanting to explore the region's unique natural heritage.

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Visitors to the Nsumbu National Park can take part in guided tours, hike through the bush or simply soak up the stunning views of Lake Tanganyika from its sandy beaches. With its abundance of wildlife, pristine natural beauty and economic potential, Nsumbu National Park is a true gem in Zambia's crown. Aside from its stunning landscape and abundant wildlife, Nsumbu National Park is also an important historical site. Located at the northernmost tip of Zambia, the park was once part of the ancient Kazembe kingdom that ruled over much of the area. In fact, it is believed to be one of the earliest known human settlements in Africa, and its ruins are a reminder of its former significance.
A true gem in Zambia's crown, aside from its stunning landscape and abundant wildlife
Has become a popular destination in Zambia and beyond
Boat trips on Lake Tanganyika - a truly unique experience
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Place of interest

Nsumbu National Park (also called Sumbu) lies on the western shore of Lake Tanganyika near its southern extremity, in Zambia's Northern Province. It covers about 2000 km² and has some 80 km of lake shore including four bays - Kasaba, Kala, Nkamba and Sumbu - and Nundo Head Peninsula. These provide ample opportunity for boating and fishing adventures. Nsumbu National Park is an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. Featuring a variety of habitats, including spectacular views of Lake Tanganyika, the park offers plenty to explore. As well as the stunning scenery, you'll also find a variety of wildlife including antelopes, crocodiles, hippopotamus and buffalo.
Breathtaking views of the lake and mountains
Opportunity to climb up the mighty Nkamba Peak
Well maintained campsites with spectacular views
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Tourist attraction

Nsumbu National Park is an amazing destination to visit for a true African holiday! Located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, this stunning park offers so much to explore and experience. With its pristine beaches, towering mountains, diverse wildlife and abundant birdlife, Nsumbu National Park is sure to be the highlight of any trip. Visitors to the park can spend their days exploring the rugged terrain, relaxing on the sandy beaches, and spotting exotic bird species. The lake offers plenty of opportunities for swimming, fishing, kayaking, or just simply taking in the stunning views.
Spot some of the park's wildlife, such as elephants, zebras and antelopes.
Explore this incredible African paradise and make the most of your holiday!
At night, take a moment to relax by the lake and watch as the stars come out
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Nsumbu National Park is a fantastic destination for safari lovers. It offers an amazing range of activities such as driving, walking and bird watching safaris. You can also take a canoe or boat safari to explore the lake and its surrounding islands. Fishing trips are available too, while cultural safaris let you discover the fascinating history of this beautiful region. You can also visit the park for a day trip to explore its stunning landscapes and observe its wildlife. Head out on one of the guided game drives for a chance to spot elephants, antelopes, zebras and more. Visit the local villages to learn about their traditional customs and cultures. Why not come and explore Nsumbu National Park – an unforgettable adventure awaits you!
Nature walks, night game drives and cycling safaris
A once-in-a-lifetime experience
An adventure of a lifetime in this remarkable corner of Africa!
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Mbala, Zambia

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