South Luangwa National Park Tours
Your one stop shop for South Luangwa Nat Park, which for may people is one of the best parks in Africa
North and South Luangwa Accommodation
Near the north-eastern border of Zambia lies the Luangwa Valley - twice the size of Wales it supports one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife to be found.
The Luangwa Valley - a wilderness destination unmatched as a safari experience.
Experience the thrill of a walking safari, the varied sights and sounds on a night drive.
The valley is vast, remote and untouched. Most camps are open all year round with a good choice of accommodation from affordable to luxury.
Luangwa is also renowned for its abundance of leopards and its endemic species - Thornicroft giraffe, Cooksons wildebeest.
Habitat ranges from woodlands, lagoons, grasslands and the standard of guides is of the highest level. Birdlife is excellent with 450 species to be sighted.
Chichele Presidential LodgeAn historic game lodge situated in a primeval forest with exceptional views of the South Luangwa and its incredible wealth of wildlife. Originally a presidential retreat the lodge is open all year round. A dedicated children's program makes it ideal for families. Wildlife in the valley : lion - leopard - puku - roan - sable - nyena - eland -serval - jackal - buffalo. Endemic species include Thornicroft's giraffe - Crawshaw's zebra and Cookson's wildebeest.
Chikoko Trails CampLocated along the west bank of the Luangwa river, Chikoko Trails offer two private camps. In this remote part of the Eastern Zambia, follow the paths of the resident wildlife and discover the African bush as expert guides share their wealth of experience and knowledge. Trails follow the well beaten paths of elephant and hippo.
Flat Dogs CampAn affordable camp offering a large selection of accommodation choices from chalets, safari tents or treehouses. Lots to do at camp : pool - bar - visit the local villages - and then there are the morning and night drives to find Luangwa's amazing wildlife. Explore on a walking safari and delve into the fascinating ecology of the park. Or why not take an all day game drive stopping for a picnic lunch and a spot of walking.
Mfuwe LodgeThe perfect place to unwind, relax and experience Luangwa's prolific game. Giraffe, buffalo, various antelope species and crocodiles are common visitors to the lodge's lagoon. In November you will be well reward and surprised by the local elephants who use the lodge as a through-way to their favourite wild mango tree. Walking safaris are arranged on request and the wildlife viewing potential on the game drives is second to none. Accommodation is offered in 18 thatched chalets with verandahs overlooking the lagoons.
Mwaleshi Camp - North LuangwaSited in the North Luangwa National Park approx. 10 kms from the confluence of the Mwaleshi and Luangwa rivers. Experienced guides and armed National Park scouts accompany you as you discover Africa on foot. Combine abundant game, natural and untouched scenery, the beauty of its remoteness and excellent cuisine and you have an unforgettable African bush experience.
Puku Ridge Tented CampA stylish tented camp located on the edge of an escarpment in a private location in South Luangwa. Lion, leopard, elephant and zebra are frequently sighted from the camp. Safari tents are spacious with spectacular views. Each tent has a bath tub as well as indoor and outdoor showers. Explore the valley on morning, afternoon and night game drives - and the best way of all - on a walking safari. Named after the Puku antelope - listen for the puku whistling if there is danger in the air.
Tafika - South LuangwaThe location is close to the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa Park boasting excellent leopard sightings. Tafika offers exceptional wildlife combined with a variety of actvities: mountain biking, walks, cultural visits, microlight flights. The camp is small with just six en suite chalets and operates from 01 May to 15 November.
South Luangwa River CampA specialist camp for photographers and safari enthusiasts - the camp has four double storey chalets. Private verandahs offer stunning views. Guests can also enjoy some pampering at the Spa offering massage, aromatherapy and hot stone treatments. Wildlife is abundant in the South Luangwa Park including leopard - buffalo - wild dog - elephant and Thornicroft's giraffe. And for the bird watcher there are over 400 species to keep you entertained. There is also a pool and gym and walking safaris can be arranged.
Safari Lodge Accommodation
The ‘Valley’ lies at the tail end of the Great Rift Valley, which accounts for the spectacular escarpment scenery.
As the Rift reaches Zambia, it divides; one arm to the east encompasses Lake Malawi and the western arm becomes the Luangwa Valley, which stretches some seven hundred kilometres at an average width of about one hundred kilometres. The Valley floor is about a thousand meters lower than the surrounding plateau
Landscape .......................... The Luangwa River which meanders down the middle of the rift is the lifeblood of the wildlife. It is a dynamic river which constantly changes its course forming ‘ox bow’ lagoons as it winds through the flood plain.
These lagoons are very important to the ecology of the riverine zone and account for the high carrying capacity of the area.
The changing seasons add to the Park’s richness ranging from dry, bare bushveld in the winter to a lush green wonderland in the summer months. There are 60 different animal species and over 400 different bird species. The only notable exception is the rhino, sadly poached to extinction
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