The ox-bow lakes, plains and woodlands of the South Luangwa National Park host huge concentrations of game, including elephants, buffaloes, leopards, lions, giraffes, hippos and over 400 species of birds, and are home to exceptional walking safaris. It's not for nothing that many people refer to the South Luangwa as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, with the Luangwa River being one of the most intact major river systems in Africa and the life blood of the park's 5,600 square miles. With direct flights from Lusaka, the South Luangwa National Park is a great place to start your
safari holiday in Zambia and one can easily spend a week or more on a South Luangwa safari combining a stay in many of the small, intimate bushcamps that are dotted along the Luangwa River and many of the lagoons in the area. We sometimes recommend starting off with a few nights in one of the slightly larger lodges around the Mfuwe area where the game is prolific and the focus is mainly on game drives, before venturing out further into the park and staying in a combination of two or three of the smaller more rustic camps where the focus is more on walking. Led by highly experienced guides and accompanied by armed scouts, South Luangwa walking safaris are the best way to discover the diversity and secrets of the African bush, and we only work with the very best guides and camps.

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