Untouched, wild and remote, North Luangwa is one of the few regions left that remain as it was and offers one of the finest wilderness experiences in Zambia.
Closed to the public, limited access is with one of the few safari operators granted permission to conduct walking safaris, making it all the more special.
Overlooked by the dramatic 1,000 metre-high Muchinga Escarpment, the Luangwa River is the life source of this region, fed by myriad tributaries and streams. Trickling down the escarpment in a series of small waterfalls, the gin-clear Mwaleshi River recedes in the dry season, leaving many pools along the way that draw huge numbers of game in search of water.
Thick mopane woodlands and lush riverine forests flow into vast open grasslands and scattered acacia thickets, hosting the same diversity of wildlife as the South Luangwa, with the addition of sable antelope, bush pig, and blue monkeys who come down from the escarpment.
With no game drives permitted, the focus is solely on walking safaris where expert guides follow the footsteps of intrepid African explorers to experience wildlife like never before.