National Parks

Over 30% of Zambia's landmass is taken up by its 19 National Parks and 34 Game Management Areas (GMA). Zambia's National Parks are still truly untamed expanses of wilderness and both government and tourism providers are working hard to halt the once prevalent degree of poaching within the parks. People are not allowed to live within the Parks; however GMAs buffer all National Parks and human inhabitation is allowed in these areas. Zambia is one of the few countries which allows night game viewing (awesome leopard sightings in Kafue!) and walking safaris (North and South Luangwa are a must!). For information about specific National Parks in Zambia, please go to the Zambia page.