The South Luangwa National Park is Zambia’s premier national park and is considered to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The meandering Luangwa river teems with hippos and crocodiles and provides a lifeline for a great diversity of wildlife. The park has over 60 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds. It is also home to two endemic species, the Thornicroft giraffe and the Cookson’s wildebeest and is one of the best parks in Africa to view leopards in their natural environment.
Accessible by air from Lusaka, the accommodation in the South Luangwa consists of either permanent lodges which are open all year round, or smaller remote seasonal bush camps which are rebuilt each year. Considered to be the home of walking safaris in Africa, which was pioneered in the 1950s, lodges in the Park also offer guided game viewing drives.
Island Bush Camp, open May – October, from USD 270 pp sharing per night including meals & activities
Chikoko Trails Camp, exclusive walking safaris open June – October, from USD 570 pp sharing per night including meals & activities
Chamilandu Bushcamp, open June – October, from USD 475 pp sharing per night including meals and activities
Mfuwe Lodge, open year round, from USD 350 pp sharing per night including meals and activities
Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, open year round, from USD 551 pp sharing per night including meals and activities