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Lusaka National Park

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

Park Significance

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.

Park Purpose

– 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;

Wildlife Encounters

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!
– Zebra
– White Rhino
– Wildebeest
– Eland
– Sable
– Nyala
– Impala
– Giraffe

Tourist Facilities

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: 1nfo@zawa.org.zm