At just 254km2, Luambe is one of Zambia’s smallest national parks. Situated between North and South Luangwa national parks, it can only be accessed between May and October; during the wetter months it becomes essentially a vast quagmire.

Controlled hunting is allowed in Luambe, so although the park shares much of the same game as the bigger Luangwas, these animals are generally found in lower densities, though the upshot of this is that this park is much less crowded than its bigger and more famous neighbours. There are, nonetheless, over 400 species of bird in the park whilst elephant populations as well as lions and other big cats are said to be on the increase, so it could be worth visiting now before everyone else catches on.