Separated from the northern province in 2011, Muchinga Province is Zambia’s youngest province and consists of seven districts: Chama, Chinsali, Isoka, Mpika, Nakonde, Shiwang’andu and Mafinga. The name originated from the Muchinga Mountains, an escarpment that serves as a divide between the Zambezi and Congo Rivers, which function as two major drainage basins.

The main rivers flowing through the province are the Luangwa and Chambeshi, and a major branch of both the Zambezi and Lake Bangweulu. Muchinga features three top national parks: Lavushi Manda, North Luangwa and South Luangwa (shared with the Central and Eastern Provinces).

A variety of accommodation options are available for tourists and self-drivers. You can pick and choose between luxury hotels, comfortable guesthouses or basic bed-and-breakfasts.

Please note that ‘Rates From’ could be fully inclusive (may include activities such as game drives and walking trails for example) on some listings and not on others. Contact the establishment you are interested in for specific rates.