Lavushi Mandla National Park

Lavushi Mandla National Park              
This park, although indicated as a National Park on all available maps, is no longer a reserve for wildlife. Most of the animals have been poached out, except for a few herds of antelope on the northern plane. It still has a formidable bird population however, but Tsetse flies are rife. There is one road passing through it from Mpika to Chiundaponde, otherwise there is no infrastructure at all, no accommodation or camping facilities.The park can be reached from the East, turning west 46 kms south of Mpika. Western access from the Bangweulu swamps is via Chiundaponde. From the Mansa road, take the turn off to the Livingstone Memorial, 10kms further north of the Kasanka turnoff. The road forks after 8km, keep right and carry on for another 12 km, then left again on to Chiundaponde. From there the road leads directly to the park and comes out at the Great North road, just south of Mpika.