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Zambia

South Luangwa National Park

Explore South Luangwa National Park

The South Luangwa National Park is unquestionably one of the best game viewing areas in Zambia, if not Africa. Sensational game viewing, unique activities and a remote setting provides an ideal safari experience. Part of the Luangwa Valley, the park covers over 9,000km², with the beautiful Luangwa River serving as one of its most defining geographical features; the river's appeal lies in its seemingly untouched state and the oxbow lagoons it creates. Along with its natural beauty the South Luangwa is famous for its conservation efforts and walking safaris, both of which are deeply linked to the endeavors of Norman Carr.

Highlights

  • Authentic safari experience and the birthplace of walking safaris
  • Witness large elephant herds and impressive buffalo and hippo concentrations
  • Home to remote and authentic bush camps
  • Uncover exceptional birdwatching, with over 400 species recorded
  • Sensational game viewing, including the rare Craeshay's zebra

Iconic Activities

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
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Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect in the South Luangwa National Park

  • African Wilddog
    African Wilddog
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Puku
    Puku
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Impala
    Impala
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Bushbuck
    Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
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