Luangwa Valley Zambia

Zambia and Malawi

National Parks

  • South Luangwa National Park
  • North Luangwa National Park
  • Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Kafue National Park
  • Kasanka National Park
  • Liuwa Plain National Park
  • Bangweulu Floodplains
  • Mosi-o-Tunya (Livingstone)


  • Lusaka Airport
  • Mfuwe Airport
  • Livingstone Airport
  • Royal Airport
  • Likoma Island Airport
  • Lilongwe Airport

Getting around in Zambia

Zambia is a large country and its most popular tourist attractions are a long way from each other. The road and rail infrastructure throughout the country has traditionally been very poor, making terrestrial transport both arduous and expensive.

Partly due to the poor condition of most roads in the country and the lack of support infrastructure, self drive vehicle hire is not commonly offered.

There is a line of rail between Livingstone and Lusaka. The track then terminates and restarts north of Lusaka at a town called Kapiri Mposhi. From here the Tazara railway takes passengers North East to Tanzania and beyond.

By far the easiest and most common way for tourists to get around Zambia is by air. There is one company offering scheduled services to the major tourist destinations - Proflight. Norman Carr Safaris works very closely with Proflight and in the peak season there can be as many as three flights a day between Lusaka and Mfuwe and probably at least one option to connect between Mfuwe and Livingstone and vice versa. There are also very good charter options which can be expensive but it’s well worth checking charter rates if you’re travelling in a group.

The Lower Zambezi National Park is serviced by light aircraft from Lusaka but it is also possible to book direct charter flights into this National Park from both Mfuwe and Livingstone.

Norman Carr Safaris is more than happy to assist guests with their internal Zambian flights and we also offer a meet and greet service for all our guests at Lusaka Airport when on arrival into Zambia.

Typical flight times between the major points of interest are as follows:

  • Lusaka – Mfuwe 1 hr 10 mins
  • Lusaka – Livingstone 1 hr 10mins
  • Lusaka – Lower Zambezi 35 minutes
  • Mfuwe – Livingstone 2.5 hrs including 30 minutes on the ground in Lusaka
norman carr safaris south luangwa maps

The South Luangwa National Park is approximately the size of Wales, and we have chosen sites for all our camps based on the natural beauty of the sites and variety of habitat and wildlife in the immediate vicinities. We have also specifically located our bush camps in order for you to walk from camp to camp in a circuit if you wish; arriving at your destination camp with your bags waiting in your room and in time for brunch and a cold drink. The walks are at a leisurely pace and you don’t need a high level of fitness to walk from camp to camp. We are the only operator in the South Luangwa to have a full walking circuit of camps. Alternatively you can always transfer by an open 4X4 game viewing vehicle if you wish or a combination of walking and driving.

The map to the left shows the distances between each of the camps. We don’t walk between KapaniChinzombo and the bush camps; instead you will have a game drive transfer when moving between these main camps and the bush camps.

Typical walking times between the bush camps are as follows:

  • Luwi – Nsolo 3 – 3.5 hours
  • Nsolo – Kakuli4 – 4.5 hours
  • Nsolo – Mchenja4.5 hours
  • Kakuli – Mchenja3 hours

Travel Links

We believe that the following links may be useful to those of you planning a trip to Zambia.

ZAMBIA TOURIST BOARD ZTB has compiled a comprehensive website covering all aspects of tourism in all regions of Zambia. This site will give you a true overview of what the country has to offer. Visit website

PROFLIGHT Proflight runs scheduled and charter flights throughout Zambia. They have been a preferred partner of Norman Carr Safaris since 1995. Visit website

AFRICA TRAVEL & TOURISM ASSOCIATION This is a UK based Association representing the African travel industry. Both sellers and providers of African safaris can be found on their site. Visit Website

ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF TOURISM TO AFRICA Is an American based association representing the African travel industry. Visit website

WWW.ZAMBIAN.COM This website claims to be building an on-line information map on Zambia and covers a wide range of topics from business to charities. An interesting commercial overview of the country. Visit website

The Travel WEBSITE THE Travel Website for Southern Africa - helping you to decide where to go, when to go, what's the best food and wine, and who to go with. Visit website