Location: Luambe National Park Zambia

General Information

Quarter degree square: 1232C1, 1232C2

Country: Zambia

Habitat: East bank of Luangwa River: Mopane woodland, with patches of miombo on sandy soils away from the river.

Altitude range: 500-710 m

Annual rainfall: 750-950 mm

Location (short): The park lies inbetween South Luangwa NP, North Luangwa NP and Lukusuzi NP.

Location (detailed): National Park No 4, gazetted 1972, 254 sq km in the East of Zambia inbetween South Luangwa NP, North Luangwa NP and Lukusuzi NP.


Most of the park lies on the plateau and is dominated by miombo. This woodland is richest in the east and there are numerous broad dambos. In the west is the gentle Luangwa Valley escarpment and as the elevation decreases, the woodland becomes thin or stunted. The drainage lines become well-defined rocky streams along which patches of riparian forest and thicket may be found. A small section of the park reaches the valley floor where there is some mopane. Granite outcrops can be found through much of the park, some of which are very large.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Location details: Luambe National Park Zambia .
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=93, retrieved 20 April 2024

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