This region of the country may not be the first, second or even third choice of many travellers coming here, due to the popularity of the parks and reserves of the south and south-east. Nonetheless for those that want to experience and encounter the ‘real’ Zambia, the North East holds some rare historical and natural treasures, and is where the famous Dr Livingstone avidly explored and eventually ended his days.

The highlights of the area are the Bangweulu Wetlands, the Kasanka and North Luangwa National Parks, the Kapishya Hot Springs, Mutinondo Wilderness and Stewart Gore-Browne’s colonial house, estate and now historic hotel of Shiwa Ng’andu.

What to do

  • Game walks and drives
  • Bird watching
  • Horse riding
  • Hikes and walks
  • Excursions to colonial and historical landmarks, such as Dr David Livingstone's Memorial at Nachipala Hill

Lodges and camps in the North East

Here are some of our travel designers' favourite options