Mwinilunga is a small town with a population of 14,500 ( 2006 estimate ) on the upper reaches of the river Western Lunga in the North West Province of Zambia. It is located 1,400 meters above sea level and is the seat of the administration of the eponymous district of 20,910 km ² with a population of 124 485 ( 2002), which is bordered to the north by Angola and on the northeast by the Democratic Republic of Congo. After Lusaka there are 872 km, 290 km to Solwezi.


The highest point in the district are the Kaleni Hills with 1,524 meters with dense miombo, the deepest 458 meters in the sandy south. In the north, the soils are acidic because of all the rain, suitable in the south and good for agriculture. There are on average 1,386 mm of precipitation per year, the highest in Zambia. The equatorial rain forest reaches up here. The population is concentrated in the city Mwinilunga and on the areas next to the road to Solwezi, a gravel road to Kasempa, then asphalt road, with a traffic volume of an average of 15 vehicles per day, but is essential for the supply of the entire district and north to presented to the Angolan border. The dominant ethnic group are the Lunda. The population density is six people per km ².


Main source of income is subsistence farming. The food security situation is stable and without hunger. There are cultivated maize, cassava, millet, beans, pineapple, sweet potatoes, peanuts and rice. In addition, charcoal is burned. The Beekeeper annually deliver 85 tons of wax and 300,000 tons of honey. In construction there is the fish. There is enough water and still countless uninhabited valleys. In the 1980s, 23,000 Angolan refugees here were settled. A drinking water supply is virtually non-existent. The district has 69 elementary and six secondary schools, most of them have neither banks nor doors nor windows.


The city has a dirt-track, 1,000 -meter-long airstrip. It was discovered near small gold and diamond deposits. Tourist Chisemwa the cha Lunda ceremony is significant that attracts many people and earn money at the men by selling during this festival meat of wild animals, which they have previously hunted. This is the most important monetary income here.


Mwinilunga is located southeast of the Nchila Animal Reserve, a rainforest area, which is known for sable antelope and other large mammals. The Luakela forest reserve and the Chitunta level are known as location of the source of the Zambezi and its birdlife. Also worth seeing is the Kabomboschlucht the Zambezi River with its white water rapids.