About 30% of Zambia’s 752 614 square kilometers is reserved for wildlife. There are 20 national parks and 34 game management areas in the country.  South Luangwa, Kafue and Lower Zambezi rank among the finest game parks in the world.

Luambe, and Lukusuzi Liuwa Plain, West Lunga, Sioma Ngwezi, and Nyika Plateau have substantial wildlife but are still undeveloped. Mosi-oa-Tunya, near Victoria Falls, is regarded as a Zoological park as it has a well managed population of antelope, elephants, giraffe and rhino, but does not have any predators.

Isangano, Lavushi Manda, Lusenga Plain, and Mweru Wantipa have never had management or facilities and have little wildlife but are still worth a visit by intrepid explorers and birdlovers. The newest park to be proclaimed is Lusaka National Park, just outside the capital, which opened to the public in June 2015.

In approximate order of importance in terms of wildlife resources, the 9 main functioning parks, all with access and accommodation are:

The national parks are administered by ZAWA, the Zambia Wildlife Authority,


View the park entry fees.

Click on each of the National Parks for a brief description 

Kafue National Park Kasanka National Park Lochinvar National Park Lower Zambezi National Park Liuwa Plain National Park Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park North Luangwa National Park Nsumbu National Park Sioma Ngwezi National Park South Luangwa National Park Blue Lagoon National Park Lavushi Manda National Park Luambe National Park Lukusuzi National Park Lusaka National Park Lusenga Plains National Park Mweru Wantipa National Park Nyika National Park West Lunga National Park