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South Luangwa National Park reviews

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South Luangwa - Best in Africa

Views: 186 Visited: Oct 2017 Reviewed: Oct 03, 2018

Arriving at the gates of South Luangwa is like stepping back in time. There is no first world rush, sign in, pay and you're on your way to more fun than you could imagine.
The road from the entrance twists and turns, a small water hole here and there, Yellow Billed Stork, Fish Eagle...plenty of birds to be seen here. During the heat of the day there is not much movement by the larger mammals. Resting, conserving energy is instinctive for late... read more

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Alone in the world | Seule au monde !

Views: 262 Visited: Feb 2018 Reviewed: Mar 12, 2018

South Luangwa is not visited much in February and the lodges are practically empty or closed. Animals are less visible now than they are in the dry season but the experience is still amazing. Leopard dining on bushbuck. Elephant herds crossing the river trying, unsuccessfully, to climb the river banks. All this made for an extraordinary sight.
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The secret safari season

Views: 378 Visited: Feb 2017 Reviewed: Mar 14, 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.

The Emerald Season is also called the Secret Season. It is so very true! read more

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Unforgettable wildlife viewing and new appreciation for african birds!

Views: 507 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 w... read more

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South Luangwa the Game Haven and complete Wilderness

Views: 495 Visited: Dec 2010 Reviewed: Nov 10, 2015

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. Its easy to seen all the wild life in the dry season without much effort around wa... read more

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Never a disappointment!

Views: 586 Visited: Apr 2015 Reviewed: May 14, 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 common in South Luangwa. Most of the time even from close range in broad daylight. On... read more

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One of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world!!

Views: 828 Visited: Sep 2012 Reviewed: Feb 14, 2015

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! ... read more

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Hidden secret of Zambia!

Views: 616 Visited: Apr 2014 Reviewed: Jul 17, 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 for better viewing. read more

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Unspoilt Wilderness : A Must Visit

Views: 927 Visited: Oct 2012 Reviewed: May 09, 2013

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 recommended option is by flight to Mfume. After arrival to Mfume there is a drive to the p... read more

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