Lusaka National Park is located roughly 30 kilometres from Zambia’s capital city and opened to the public in June 2015, making it Zambia’s newest and most accessible park. This new and exciting national park is the 20th National Park to be established in Zambia, and only the second national park to be established in a city environment, the first one is the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park in Livingstone.
There are more than 1 000 species found inside the park, including white rhino, giraffe, eland, hartebeest, zebra, sable, kudu, blue wildebeest, waterbuck, black lechwe, impala, puku, bushbuck, reedbuck, warthog, pangolin, and axis deer.
Size of North Lusaka national park Zambia
Zambia’s smallest national park at 6,715 hectares, The Park was established over an area that was previously forest reserve and is entirely fenced.
Location of Lusaka national park Zambia
Lusaka National Park is located to the south-east of the city of Lusaka in Zambia. It is Zambia’s newest national park, established in 2011 and officially opened in 2015. It is also Zambia’s smallest national park.
How to get to Lusaka national park Zambia
Situated South-east of Lusaka, about 15km southeast of the city central business centre, take the Leopards Hill road out of town, and after the boom, take the first road right into Chifewema Road. Take the first right again after second speed bump into a large gate; this turnoff is signposted. Then take the next left and continue till the next sign on left. Then it’s straight on till the gate.
Things to do in Lusaka national park
As a safari gem hidden in the city – Lusaka National Park still offers a plethora of wildlife such as sable antelope, white rhino, bushbuck, duiker, eland, hartebeest, impala, kudu, black lechwe, puku, spotted deer, waterbuck, zebra and plenty more.
The park offers activities such as camping, walking safaris, bicycle trails, game viewing, boating, photographic safaris, bird watching and picnics.
When to visit Lusaka national park
Lusaka national park can be visited all year round though activities can be disrupted by the rains from March to May and September to November.
Where to stay Lusaka national park
Being located 30 km from Lusaka travellers can stay in Lusaka and make day trips to the park but lodges to look out for include Chaminuka lodge, the crest lodge, pioneer lodge and Liyali lodge.