Lusaka National Park is the 20th National Park in Zambia. The park was created in 2008 and gazetted in 2011 after degazetting two adjoining forest reserves number 26 and 55.
Location and Size
Lusaka National Park (LUN Park), about 46 Km2 in extent, is situated south-east of Lusaka City of Lusaka Province, about 30Km south east of the City’s Central Business District. It is the second park which has been established near the urban area after Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
Most of the National Parks are remotely located far away from the city resulting in high travelling costs to tourists, especially the Zambian public.
The prohibitive travelling and lodging costs in the parks are considered the major constraint to local tourism, as most Zambian nationals do not have high disposable income. Subsequently, most Zambian nationals have had no opportunity to enjoy their natural heritage, wildlife.
The park is also an important water catchment area for the entire Chalimbana river system, which is linked to the Kafue River, a major tributary of the Zambezi River.
The Chalimbana river system is the backbone for the agro industry in the larger parts of the eastern and southern sections of Lusaka Province.
– To protect the eco-system and conservation of wildlife and objects of scientific, prehistoric and aesthetic appeal in the ar-ea;
– To provide opportunities for the enjoyment and appreciation of wildlife contained in the park;
– To provide opportunities for the advancement of scientific knowledge and public education;
– To generate revenue for park management;
– Breed animal stocks to repopu late under-stocked protected areas of the country; and
– To conserve a water catchment;
The park has relatively spectacular landscape and wildlife habitat.
So far twenty two (22) different species of wild animals totalling more than 500 have been introduced in the Park. While on your game drive, you will definitely not miss these among others!
– White Rhino
Day use facilities for park visitors will include, game viewing roads, a visitor information centre, one (1) picnic site and public conveniences
For Further details please contact:
Zambia Wildlife Authority Head Office, Private Bag I, Kafue Road Chilanga ZAMBIA Tel:+260-211-278129 or 278482 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org