- South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park Safari
A South Luangwa National Park safari delivers everything you want from an African safari. You’ll sit back on drama-filled morning and afternoon game drives – spot-lit night drives too – and the accommodation ranges from super-luxurious to rustic-chic. Set around the teeming Luangwa River, Zambia’s premier wildlife destination is home to some of the highest densities of big animals in Africa – elephant, buffalo, lion and hippo – and has a well-earned reputation for amazing leopard sightings.
But the South Luangwa National Park has an extra advantage over other safari destinations: this is Africa’s best walking safari destination and the on-foot experience is unforgettable.
You’ll be in the company of highly experienced guides and armed scouts, enjoying anything from a morning’s nature walk to a multi-day walking safari, moving between bush camps and game viewing by foot and 4X4. Accommodation is basic but comfortable – you’ll have proper beds, hot showers, cold drinks and delicious fire-cooked meals.
Easily combined with Zambia’s other heavyweight destinations Victoria Falls and the Lower Zambezi, the South Luangwa is a fly-in destination, leaving you with more time for game viewing or relaxation. Lodges are located both in and around the park on private concessions. Accommodation set on the Luangwa River itself may be able to offer boating in high water season.
There are classic safari camps, family-friendly lodges as well as honeymoon hideaways and it’s an easy destination to combine with Victoria Falls and other parks in Zambia and even Botswana. A popular combination is with Lake Malawi, easy to reach from Zambia and home to beachfront hideaways with golden-sand beaches and scuba diving on offer.
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