Safari Holidays to South Luangwa National Park

Safari Holidays to South Luangwa National Park

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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

Travel Tips & Advice for South Luangwa National Park

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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