South Luangwa National Park

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6-Day South Luangwa Fly-in Safari Adventure
3 nights at Kafunta River Lodge
2 nights at Island Bush Camp OR 2 nights at Three Rivers Camp
Return Proflight from/to Lusaka to/from Mfuwe
All road transfers between the airport and lodges/camps
Two game viewing activities per day in South Luangwa
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$ 740 USD
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WHY

South Luangwa National Park offers a unique and rich wildlife experience. Known for its high density of game, the park is home to many animals including elephants, hippos, leopards, and various bird species. The park's landscapes are stunning, featuring the Luangwa River, lush vegetation, and scenic vistas. South Luangwa is also renowned for its walking safaris, allowing visitors to experience the bush on foot and get closer to nature. Additionally, the park provides opportunities for night safaris, which offer a chance to see nocturnal wildlife. Its relatively remote location means it is less crowded than many other parks, providing a more intimate and immersive safari experience.

WHEN

The best time to visit South Luangwa National Park is during the dry season, which runs from May to October. During this period, the weather is more predictable, and wildlife is easier to spot as animals gather around the limited water sources. The vegetation is also less dense, improving visibility. The peak months, particularly July to October, are ideal for game viewing, with September and October offering some of the highest concentrations of wildlife. However, temperatures can be quite high in October.

The wet season, from November to April, transforms the park with lush greenery and abundant birdlife, making it a great time for birdwatching. However, some lodges and roads may be closed due to flooding, and wildlife can be more dispersed. Each season offers a different experience, so the best time depends on your specific interests in wildlife and activities.

WHERE

The best places to stay in South Luangwa National Park offer a range of experiences and cater to different preferences, from luxury lodges to more rustic bush camps. Here are a few top options:

Mfuwe Lodge

Located near the main entrance of the park, Mfuwe Lodge is known for its comfort and luxury. It's famous for the elephants that sometimes walk through the lodge's reception area.

Kapamba Bushcamp

This tranquil retreat nestled in the wildlife-abundant southern part of South Luangwa National Park offers walking safaris, day and night game drives along with sundowners in the river.

Kafunta River Lodge

This classic Zambian safari lodge with a contemporary touch overlooks the Luangwa flood plains teeming with wildlife. The spectacular location at the edge of the floodplain offers a stunning panoramic view of the Luangwa River and the national park.

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