- South Luangwa National Park
What Regions or Countries to Combine
A South Luangwa safari is usually part of a larger itinerary in Zambia, taking in Victoria Falls and the Lower Zambezi National Park via short domestic flights. International access to Zambia’s Lusaka and Livingstone (Victoria Falls) airports means that Zambia can also be combined with destinations further afield. It’s a one-stop flight to Cape Town or Johannesburg, putting you in easy reach of the Kruger, Garden Route or Cape Winelands. For a unique finale, the golden beaches of Lake Malawi are a popular way to finish a South Luangwa safari.
Combining the famous ‘Smoke that Thunders’ with the South Luangwa is simple and you’ll find similar accommodation – whether it’s family, honeymoon, quirky-chic – in each destination. Activities range from rafting and bungee jumping to elephant-back safaris, rhino tracking and walking with lions.
A safari in the Lower Zambezi adds another facet to your Zambian experience: boating and even kayaking on the Zambezi River. Led by expert guides, you can paddle down the wide, slow-moving Zambezi as its wildlife watches you go past. Game drives and guided walks provide the land-based action.
You don’t have to go to the Indian Ocean coast for a beach holiday after your South Luangwa safari. The dazzling shores of Lake Malawi are easier to reach, offer the same activities (snorkelling, diving, sailing and water skiing) and even have hammocks slung between palm trees. Beachfront lodges are our speciality.