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West Lunga National Park

Mwinilunga, Zambia

Updated 9 months ago
West Lunga National Park is an exceptionally important natural resource for Zambia. It is a wildlife sanctuary and home to a range of bird life. It also provides economic value to the country through its safaris, offering tourists a unique African experience with its diverse habitats. Located in North-Western Province, the park covers over 1,700km² (1,000km²) and is home to miombo and chipya woodlands, dambos, open grasslands, and papyrus swamps. It also serves as an important watershed between the Kabompo River and the West Lunga River. This area of Zambia is a magnificent example of nature's beauty and continues to be a hotspot for visitors from around the globe. The protected nature of the park and its rich ecosystems ensures that the area will be conserved for generations to come. As such, West Lunga National Park is a key asset in terms of Zambia's economic resources, as well as providing essential protection for wildlife and birdlife.

Natural resource

West Lunga National Park is of great importance to Zambia, both in terms of economic value and conservation. The park is home to a plethora of wildlife species, including lions, leopards, antelopes, wildebeests and zebras. In addition, the park boasts stunning waterfalls, rapids, underground rivers and limestone caves as well as hot springs, a sunken lake and the Kabompo Gorge – the source of the acclaimed Zambezi River. As such, the park is an incredibly valuable natural resource that must be protected for future generations to enjoy and appreciate. The government of Zambia has, therefore, committed to protecting West Lunga National Park and using it as an example of responsible conservation.
Respects the delicate balance between human access and wildlife preservation
Encouraging ecotourism activities such as hiking, bird watching, game drives and safaris
A source of beauty, wonder and economic value
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Place of interest

For the truly adventurous traveller, camping in West Lunga National Park is sure to satisfy. Situated in Zambia, it's the perfect place to explore nature and marvel at incredible wildlife. From elephants to pelicans, there is something for everyone to enjoy. If you are looking for an exhilarating holiday away from it all, then look no further than West Lunga National Park. While camping in the park, you are surrounded by some of the most picturesque landscapes and wildlife sites in all of Africa. The possibilities for exploration are endless. If camping isn't for you, there are other accommodation options available in the nearby area of Kabompo.
Range of accommodation in nearby Kapombo
Opportunities to interact with local communities
From thrilling safari treks to relaxing boat rides
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Tourist attraction

For those seeking to explore the breathtaking beauty of West Lunga National Park, recent developments have made this possible. However, the park's infrastructure needs major improvements, including the construction of roads and accommodation options that will make it easier for visitors to fully immerse themselves in its natural wonders. Whether you choose to explore by 4x4 vehicle, boat, canoe or on foot, West Lunga National Park has something to offer everyone. Its vast wilderness provides a unique opportunity to observe wildlife in its natural habitat and its diverse landscape allows you to experience the raw beauty of Zambia's North-Western Province. The park offers many activities for travelers, from camping under the stars in one of the campsites to fishing along the banks of the Lunga River. Birdwatchers will find plenty to admire, with over 300 species of birds recorded in West Lunga National Park.
From camping under the stars to fishing along the banks of the Lunga River
Villages nearby that offer insight into the local cultures, traditions and customs
Winding paths amidst verdant landscapes, teeming with diverse wildlife.
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Safaris

Experience nature in all its glory at the West Lunga National Park in Zambia. Home to a variety of wildlife and lush evergreen forests, this park promises an adventure like nothing else. With experienced safari guides to assist you on your journey, explore the wilds of West Lunga safely and in style. Witness the wild animals that roam the park, including herds of antelopes and prides of lions. Keep an eye out for the colorful birdlife too. Visit West Lunga Park with a professional safari guide to ensure you get to experience the best of what this incredible park has to offer. Whether you’re driving, walking or boating, you’ll be sure to have wild and exciting adventures here.
Exploring the wilds of West Lunga safely and in style
With an experienced guide to lead the way
A haven for bird watchers
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Mwinilunga, Zambia

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