The Hidden Gems within the Mutinondo Wilderness

“It’s just breath taking!” – Sabine, Nov 2016

Mutinondo Wilderness lies on a plateau 30 km west of the Luangwa Valley. This area offers 10,000 hectares of PRISTINE Miombo woodland, massive chunks of granite inselbergs, crystal clear rivers to swim in and drink from and PICTURESQUE waterfalls and dambos.

Mutinondo Wilderness is perfectly suited to:

Bush WalksSwimming Birding Canoeing

What you can find in this region

Unique attractions or experiences in this region include:

Pel’s Fishing Owl

The Pel’s Fishing Owl is notoriously elusive and difficult to spot but Northern Zambia offers the perfect habitat for this magnificent bird to call home, leaving many a birder satisfied with a great sighting.

Granite Inselbergs

The massive majestic domes of granite are spectacular features of the Mutinondo Wilderness. They are extremely rewarding to climb and offer spectacular views overlooking the eastern hills giving one a sense of unparalleled freedom.

Accommodation Ideas in this region

Where we suggest you stay in this region:

Mutinondo Wilderness Camp

Mutinondo Wilderness Travel Packages

Some travel package ideas as to how to best experience this region

Northern Zambian Birding Safari

An amazing 9 night, self drive birding safari through Northern Zambia offering some of the countries best birding and wilderness regions.

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Mutinondo Wilderness Photo Gallery

Photographs from the featured region

Routes through the Northern Region of Zambia

The Northern region route would typically begin in Lusaka.
This route is passable year round and for the most part offers travellers easy access to its various destinations.

Leaving Lusaka and heading North East on the Great North Road, there are many hidden highlights along this route. From beautiful waterfalls and cave art, there’s a surprise around every corner if you know where to look. where to look.

Following the Great North Road you will pass through Kabwe on to Kapiri Mposhi. Pass through Kapiri and after about 4 kms turn right towards Mpika and Tanzania. If you would like an overnight stop to break this trip, Forest Inn between Kapiri Mposhi and Mkushi is a convenient resting place.

Passing the Mkushi turn-off, you will reach the Serenje turn-off, clearly visible with a Lake Petroleum and Serenje Gas Pad. It is recommended to fill your tanks here as fuel stops can be scarce along this route. Continue on the main road for 36km until you will find a tarred road on your left signed to ‘Mansa’.

If you are heading to Kasanka, turn left here, and continue for 55km, at which point you will see a large sign to Kasanka and the park gate on your left side. Otherwise if you continue on the Great North Road you will find all the other destinations scattered along this route with easy to spot signage and directions.