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South Luangwa National Park reviews

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“Almost everyone who visits South Luangwa returns home with an epic leopard siting!” - Lelocke

Unforgettable wildlife viewing and new appreciation for african birds!

Lelocke
Views: 355 Visited: Oct 2015 Reviewed: Jan 15, 2016

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. The immense African sun setting into all shades of orange... we truly felt as if we had landed in a dream world.

This park doesn't boast the big 5 but there are many other reasons that this park is a special place for all wildlife enthusiasts. In general, I was shocked by the abundance of wildlife in South Luangwa and pleasantly surprised by the variety of species. In fact, as soon as we entered the gates of the park we were greeted by hundreds of hippos splashing in the river. Truly a haven for hippos and crocs there seemed to be some lurking in every body of water. I was also thrilled to have ample opportunities for spotting leopards - seems as if every visitor returns home with a leopard story!

I also felt like October was a great time to be in the park. Everything felt desperately dry but this made most of the wildlife quite visible. I would like to return after the rainy season to see the baby animals and the difference in vegetation. Overall, I would highly recommend a visit to SL and look forward to returning again one day!

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