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South Luangwa National Park Safaris, Vacations & Wildlife Experiences


  • A walking safari in South Luangwa National Park is always a great option on Zambia safaris.

Located in eastern Zambia, South Luangwa National Park is the southernmost (of three) national park found in the valley of the Luangwa River.  World renowned for its wildlife on Zambia safaris, the park was pivotal in the development of the now popular African walking safari.

In May 1938, three reserves were established in the valley of the Luangwa River: North Luangwa Game Reserve, Lukusuzi Game Reserve and South Luangwa Reserve.   The following year, Norman Carr, a British conservationist, was appointed as a game ranger within South Luangwa.  He was a pioneer when it came to commercial walking safaris and helped build the strong reputation that South Luangwa maintains today.  With the help of new legislation, the reserve was designated as a national park in 1972.

While South Luangwa remains popular with tourists on a Zambia safari, its inaccessible location ensures that visitor numbers never get too high at any given time.  The concentration of game found around the river and its lagoons are some of the most intense in Africa.  The park supports large herds of Thornicroft’s giraffes, elephants and buffalo while it is estimated that there are around 50 hippopotamus per kilometre of the river.  The density of leopards is among the highest in the world, and with South Luangwa being one of a few parks to allow night safaris, there is a chance that visitors may spot these illusive creatures on a Zambia vacation.

 


 

Zambia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Zambia  vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Zambia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Zambia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Zambia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Zambia tours & safaris today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Africa tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from  Zambia or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours

 

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