Type: National Park
Governing Body: Department of National Parks and Wildlife
Year Established: 1972
Area: 800 km2
Coordinates: 9°28′S 29°09′E
Country: Zambia
Province: Luapula
Nearest Districts: Kawambwa

General Information

Lusenga Plain National Park is a national park in the Kawambwa District, Luapula Province of Zambia, to the south-east of Lake Mweru.

Lusenga Plain National Park has a cultural significance to two different groups. The Luda people, led by Chief Mwata Kazembe, celebrate the Umutomboko Ceremony, and Senior Chief Mushota leads his Chishinga people in the yearly Chishinga Malaila Ceremony.

Rock paintings can also be found at Kundabwika Falls.

Infrastructure & Accesibility

This park was not been operational for many years but it was revamped and restocked with wildlife.

Accommodation

Accommodation Types: Camping

Climate, Flora & Habitat

Featuring one of Zambia's highest amount of rainfall, the plain experiences about 1500 millimeters of rain yearly. The Kalungwishi River flows through the park and includes Zambia's second highest waterfall, the Lumangwe Falls.

Wildlife

Originally experiencing a dearth of wildlife, the reintroduction of species began in 2007. Species reintroduced include the Grant's zebra, puku, wildebeest and impala Sabi Sands in South Africa also worked on a project to relocate between 300 to 500 elephants from Sabi to Lusenga Plains and Sumbu NP in May 2009.
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