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South Luangwa Walking Safari

Pioneered back in 1950 - South Luangwa is home of the walking safaris with its large concentrations of wildlife

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South Luangwa National Park

is a renowned national park in eastern Zambia, the southern most of the three in the valley of the Luangwa River.

This 9,050-sq.km. park is centered around the Luangwa River and is home to one of Africa's largest concentrations of wildlife.

Thanks to it's inaccessible location, South Luangwa manages to combine immense density of wildlife with limited visitor numbers, and it's also one of the few national parks that allow night safaris.

Best way is to fly in rather then ruin your landy on the Chipata - Mfuwe road

The park slopes down from the Muchinga Escarpment, which forms the western boundary. Much of the park is woodland, with several grassland plains.

It is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including Cookson's wildebeest and Crawshay's zebra, both subspecies endemic or near-endemic to the valley. Although generally well-protected from poaching, the park's black rhinos were wiped out by 1987. The main settlement by the park is Mfuwe, home to an international airport

Wildlife in South Luangwa National Park

over 40 kinds of mammals (buffalo - bushbuck - duiker - eland - elephants - hippos - honey badger - hyena - impala - kudu - lion - roan - serval - wild dog - waterbuck - Thornicroft's giraffe)


over 400 different species - pelicans - saddle bill storks - marabou storks - great white egrets - black headed herons - open bill storks, goliath herons - crownes cranes - bee eaters - hobbies - steppe buzzards and eagles to name just a few


Green : 01 November - 31 May

Peak : 01 June - 31 October

Zambia | Luangwa | Luangwa Valley | Lodges | Bushcamp

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South Luangwa National Park

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