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South Luangwa National Park

Zambia

SOUTH LUANGWA SAFARI

Overview

South Luangwa takes out the top spot as Zambia’s premier wildlife destination and is one of Africa’s most magnificent wilderness areas.  It is as wild as it is remote and it is the birth place of guided walking safaris.  The South Luangwa National Park is 9000sqkm in size, most of which is as wild as it was centuries ago making it a perfect destination for an authentic African Safari.  The Luangwa River passes through the park and most lodges and camps are situated along its banks.

ZAMBIAS PREMIER WILDLIFE DESTINATION

WILD AND REMOTE

WILD AND REMOTE BIRTHPLACE OF GUIDED WALKING SAFARIS

SOME OF AFRICAS BEST GUIDES

Time of year to travel

A lot of camps close during the rainy season from November to April so choosing the right time to go is important.  The team at Sensational Africa can help you plan your trip at the right time of year.  The dry season is from May to mid-November with cool winters from May to July. Temperatures start getting hot towards the end of September with October being the hottest month with temperatures getting up to the high 30’s.

Wildlife

Known as big game country with large herds of buffalo and elephant; the river has huge numbers of hippo and crocodile; and a haven for predators like lion, wild dog and especially leopard.  Home to a variety of plains game as well as endemic species such as the Thornicroft Giraffe and Crawshay’s Zebra.  With phenomenal wildlife, this raw and authentic wilderness is perfect for the safari connoisseur looking to experience a safari adventure.

Our top tip

If you want to truly experience Africa, there is no better way than a guided walking safari.  South Luangwa is our top spot for overnight waking safaris.  Sleep under a chandelier of stars in a dry river bed listening to sounds of Africa!

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