South Luangwa National Park


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One of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world!!

Written on: February 13, 2015   |   I visited in September 2012 This park has a wide variety of wildlife, birds and vegetation. One of the finest ways to experience this pristine wilderness first hand is by going on a walking safari. This has become known as THE wilderness experience of the South Luangwa! The day will be spent walking in the game rich area of the Luangwa riverine habitat, with ebony groves, many lagoons and of course the Luangwa River itself. This is something everyone should experience! There are 60 different animal species and over 400 different bird species that you must see! This area is very remote and wild. The terrain and habitats are varied and the game is not used to man. And that makes this even more exciting!!
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 14, 2017   |   Visited: Feb 2017.
There is a good chance of seeing terrapins, leopard tortoises and also all kinds of insects. The animals don’t like to get their feet wet either so they often use the same paths as we do. We come across elephants, lions, giraffes, lots of antelopes and even wild dogs. During this time of the year their puppies are out of the den.

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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jan 15, 2016   |   Visited: Oct 2015.
I will never forget a particular evening sunset in South Luangwa... we sipped on our G&T's, overlooking a wide river with the sounds of hyenas in the distance. Hippos roaring just below us, all while surrounded by a swarm of colorful carmine bee eaters flying in and out of their homes in the side of the river bank. In this moment, the bush felt all-encompassing. Th... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Nov 10, 2015   |   Visited: Dec 2010.
South Luangwa is a one of the biggest national parks in Zambia and is a complete wilderness with the highest concentration of hippos in Africa. You are guaranteed to see the big five and more in this park. In the South Luangwa you see game on walking safaris, game drives and even from the comfort from one's room depending on the location of the lodging facility. It... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: May 14, 2015   |   Visited: Apr 2015.
South Luangwa NP is one of the best wildlife areas in Zambia. It's a 90 min drive on a good tarmac road away from Chipata and it's accessible all year round. The camps and lodges in the area cater for all budgets and visitors. The best way to experience the park is together with a local guide. They know were the animals are. Leopard and Wild Dog sightings are commo... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jul 17, 2014   |   Visited: Apr 2014.
Wow, this park totally surprised me. I wasn't expecting to see so much wildlife, especially so many lions. It wasn't nearly as crowded, either, which made for a great time and some up-personal viewing!
I was there right at the beginning of the dry season, so many of the water holes were still around. I'd def go again but would probably do it a few months later fo... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: May 09, 2013   |   Visited: Oct 2012.
Its a park recommended by seasoned travellers in Africa, world class wildlife haven they say. No regrets and unforgettable are some of the words that have been used to describe this park.Its location Eastern Zambia, access via Lusaka the capital of Zambia is either by vehicle to Mfuwe though its a long 100 plus km of semi tarred road. The second and most recommende... read more
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