Zebra Pans was the location for a small bushcamp, deep in the north of the park. It's 30km from the Luangwa or Mupamadzi rivers, near the '05' track from Mfuwe to the Chifungwe Game Scouts' Camp on the edge of the Kabvumbu Pans. Though closed in 1998, it was in a landscape of low undulating miombo woodland, and one of very few which were not near a river – so it offered a contrast to the flora and fauna more usually associated with the Luangwa. In the area there are good numbers of uncommon species like hartebeest, roan, reedbuck and eland – although also high densities of biting tsetse flies, which are thankfully not a problem in most areas of the Luangwa Valley.
It was run by Robin Pope Safaris, but closed because of its tsetses and inaccessibility. As the areas around the Luangwa River become more popular, it's likely that more esoteric bushcamps like this will eventually be reopened, so watch this space…