South Luangwa is a park adored by safari enthusiasts. There are very few parks in Africa with as high a density of animals and such pristine, truly wild wilderness areas – yet so few tourists.
Experts love South Luangwa because of the Valley’s reputation for exceptionally high standards of guiding, the quality of walking safari on offer, and the park’s small yet very high quality camps. Some of the guiding here is set at a ridiculously high level.
‘Luangwa Valley’, including both the North and the South Luangwa, is widely recognised as the finest walking area in Africa. There are many camps here that put a real focus on walking – some do not offer anything but walking.
The park’s diversity of safari activities is also a major attraction. You can game drive by day and by night, as well as walk here. The night safari opens up some of the finest leopard viewing in Africa.
Value, as with the whole of Zambia, is also one of the Luangwa’s main attractions. We believe the country as a whole offers the best-value safari in Africa.
What you really need to know
Don’t just view the Luangwa as an ‘experts only’ destination! Over the years, South Luangwa has diversified away from walking-only camps, with a number of luxury operations opening up. This trend will only increase. We certainly view Luangwa as a destination for first-timers as much for safari connoisseurs!