Lukusuzi National Park is located on the eastern escarpment of the Luangwa Valley in Zambia and is said to be home to a large population of African wild dogs. The landscape is characterized by southern miombo woodlands interspersed with grassland, and also features rocky ridges and rugged valleys. This remote location has no facilities and a poor track that leads through the park. Getting to the park is a major expedition and is only recommended for visitors with a lot of bush-driving experience. Experienced safari enthusiasts should drive in convoys with fully-equipped 4WD vehicles. Additionally, there are no signposts to the park. The track turns east from the South Luangwa–Luambe track and then continues through Lukusuzi National Park until it reaches the Great East Road.
Not a lot is known about the wildlife in the national park. It is said that there is a large African wild dog population, as well as spotted hyenas—both of which are the main predators. Lukusuzi lies in the Luangwa Valley, so visitors to the park may see some crossover from South Luangwa National Park. Wildlife in this area includes elephants, the Cape buffalo, lions, warthogs, impala, greater kudu, and eland.
Lukusuzi National Park is best visited during the dry season, which is from June to October. During the rainy season, the roads are bad and often impassable, so this time of year is not recommended.
Experienced safari enthusiasts can gear up their 4WD vehicles for a self-driving safari along poor roads, with a small chance of spotting wildlife. Little is known about Lukusuzi. However, the beauty of the Luangwa Valley region is definitely worth the adventure.
There are no facilities within the Lukusuzi National Park.
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