Safari Holidays to South Luangwa National Park

Safari Holidays to South Luangwa National Park

Safari holidays in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park are the stuff travel dreams are made of: abundant wildlife, awe-inspiring scenery and unique experiences. With the Luangwa River winding its way through the park, South Luangwa is a prime destination for wildlife spotting and becomes vibrantly green during the rainy season when boating safaris take you past pods of hippos and basks of crocodiles. This is where walking safaris originated – and is still one of the best places for this once-in-a-lifetime activity – and where luxury lodges and safaris provide an intimate and exclusive experience on the banks of the river, where wildlife come to drink, bathe and play. Feeling inspired to go on holiday to South Luangwa National Park? Our Africa Travel Specialists are here to plan your trip down to the very last detail.

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South Luangwa National Park Travel Information

There are flights to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia from UK airports – you’ll then need to transfer by road to South Luangwa National Park.
  • Currency: Zambian Kwacha 
  • Time difference: GMT +2 
  • Flight from UK: Just under 14 hours to Lusaka 
  • Visa: Required from the Zambian High Commission before travel 
  • Language: English 
  • National drink: Mosi (local beer) 
  • National dish: Samp and beans
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South Luangwa National Park Activities

If you only do one type of safari in South Luangwa National Park make sure it’s a walking safari – where better than the birthplace of this incredible activity? You’ll get up close to wildlife in a way that just isn’t possible in a vehicle. But don’t get us wrong, game drives are still a must-do experience – we recommend a night safari to see nocturnal animals like bushbabies. And in the summer month boating safaris let you take advantage of higher water levels.

South Luangwa National Park Food & Drink

Drinking and dining on your South Luangwa National Park safari holiday is all about making the most of the outdoors and sitting down to al fresco breakfasts, lunches and dinners. When staying at one of our handpicked collection of luxury lodges and camps you’ll be treated to Full Board basis with meals and drinks included – we love sitting round the boma (fireplace) in the evening as you sip on a cooling sundowner.

South Luangwa National Park Attractions

Wildlife, wildlife and even more wildlife… there’s no guessing what the star attraction of South Luangwa National Park is! Home to one of the highest densities of animals you’ll fine rivers and lagoons crowded with pods of hippos, herds of elephants and rare Thornicroft’s giraffes walking the plains and – if you’re lucky – a glimpse of an elusive leopard. There’s also incredible birding to be had here with over 400 species counted within the park.

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