South Luangwa National Park

About South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park is for many people the best park in Africa and it was here that walking safaris were pioneered. The concentration of game around the Luangwa River and its oxbow lagoons is among the most intense in Africa.

Near the northeastern 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 ‘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 kilometers at an average width of about one hundred kilometers. The Valley floor is about a thousand meters lower than the surrounding plateau.

Over 100 mammal species and almost 400 birds of the 732 bird species found in Zambia are located in South Luangwa National Park.

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Best time to visit

The Best Time To Visit South Luangwa National Park is during the dry season, which takes place from July to October. The busiest month for tourism in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia in August, followed by July and May. 


You can expect to encounter numerous large animals at South Luangwa National Parkelephant, Cape buffalo, hippo, lion, Nile crocodile, warthog, puku, impala, spotted hyena, greater kudu, and eland are all common. Unique to the Luangwa are the Thornicroft's giraffe, Cookson's wildebeest, and Crawshay's zebra, which are found nowhere else.

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Fondly known as the warm heart of Africa, South Luangwa National Park is an undiscovered gem full of adventure.

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Fondly known as the warm heart of Africa, South Luangwa National Park is an undiscovered gem full of adventure.

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