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South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park

Breakfast as the sunrises over the Luangwa

Harmony in the South Luangwa

We're not the only inquisitive ones ...

A public display of affection ...

The daily newspaper, reading lastnight's spoor

It's a whole new day ...

Zambia, renowned for it's walking safaris

Perfect photographic opportunities ...

South Luangwa National Park

Reviews of safaris to South Luangwa National Park

901 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include South Luangwa.

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Mrs F.
Australia

"My Jun 2024 trip"

I visited Zambia between 1 Jun 2024 and 6 Jun 2024
"Great staff and excellent service.

Website is fantastic with so much helpful information." Read full review: 5 nights in Africa; 5 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr F
Amsterdam

"My May 2024 trip"

I visited Zambia between 26 May 2024 and 14 Jun 2024
"Once again an expertly crafted journey by Expert Africa.

It was very easy to communicate with Maruska, I lost count of the many emails back and forth.

Just before final payment was due our first camp communicated rather vaguely about a change of operations there. Maruska and Chris put in a lot of effort to find out what exactly was going on and how if would affect are stay.

Working with a company that has its feet on the ground in Africa and knows the operators personally was really an advantage here. Eventually we had to change camps because of the situation but that was handled very swiftly." Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 16 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Ms Andrea L
USA

"My May 2024 trip"

I visited Zambia between 19 May 2024 and 3 Jun 2024
"Our group was very impressed with Maruska and Expert Africa. Maruska is intuitive, patient and proactive. It made planning and enjoying a big trip with many moving parts so much more enjoyable! I would highly recommend Expert Africa.

Africa is magical and if you are thinking of going, you will not regret it. This was my third time and I will go back. We have many amazing memories of the landscape, people and animals that we will carry with us." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 9 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs S
Oxon

"Our May 2024 trip"

I visited Zambia between 12 May 2024 and 27 May 2024
"This was our seventh visit to South Luangwa National Park. We always return to the same camps and enjoy meeting up with the RPS staff. We cannot praise the staff members highly enough. They are fantastic! Knowledgeable, kind and courteous.

It is interesting comparing our many visits as the weather, vegetation and river change with the seasons and phenomena like El Niño. Animal and bird densities also vary. The more often we return the more we learn about the wildlife and the ecosystem.

We are happy with Expert Africa and very pleased with the service that Lucy provided. However we are concerned about rising costs. We acknowledge that inflation has been a serious problem and that the US dollar remains very strong. We would like to make an annual visit to Zambia but know that this is no longer affordable." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 13 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Miss P
London

"My May 2024 trip"

I visited Zambia between 4 May 2024 and 20 May 2024
"It was lovely to have two long stays at two of my favourite camps, Nkwali and Tafika.

It has been a drier than usual year, so the grass wasn't too high but the scenery was stunning and green.

Overall, a very enjoyable trip." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 14 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs H
Kent

"My Feb 2024 trip"

I visited Zambia between 13 Feb 2024 and 27 Feb 2024
"We had never been to Zambia in the emerald season before, it was very different in terms of bird sightings and seeing how green the park was" Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 12 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Rowena
London

"Zambia November 2023 trip"

I visited Zambia between 19 Nov 2023 and 30 Nov 2023
"A truly wonderful trip! It exceeded all expectations. Thank you to Amanda, and Tracy, who went out of their way to organise everything for me in 2 days.

I appreciated all the calls and detailed advice from Amanda - so many useful tips about travel, money, the camps and tipping. I also welcomed the special wallet with a helpful guide to Zambia.

The Tours Africa Company who met us in Lusaka made a huge difference especially when they took us to the nearby hotel whilst we were awaiting our return flight from Lusaka. Thanks Amanda. It all worked like clockwork.

You are an Expert Company and I hope to travel with you again in the future. Zambia is a special country with beautiful people and stunning wildlife in South Luangwa Park.



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No all excellent" Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Richard/Mary
England

"Our tenth trip to RPS"

I visited Zambia between 31 Oct 2023 and 24 Nov 2023
"We are not usual safari travellers as we are interested in everything including how the villages run, the people, the Church and Shops. We are concerned your review only refers to animals - no birds, trees, insects etc. Why?

We have been on over 50 safaris to places that not as popular as some - we are not box tickers. See previous answers.

Claire at Expert Africa has arranged all our RPS trips over the years and knows exactly what we require. She is a 'star'. Thank you." Read full review: 24 nights in Africa; 22 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
safari lovers
UK

"My Oct 2023 trip"

I visited Zambia between 27 Oct 2023 and 9 Nov 2023
"Excellent combination of camps for our first trip to Zambia . The South Luangwa NP first - The two Shenton Safaris camps an excellent combination.

Then to Lower Zambezi NP . Again the combination of main camp and bush camp run by same family worked very well .

The heat was pretty challenging at times. Temperatures in high 30’s - early 40’s most of the trip. We were well advised about this of course but it’s def worth mentioning. The only way to cool down a little is to wrap a wet a kikoy around you at night 👍🏻😊" Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 13 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
J & J
York

"Our Oct 2023 trip"

I visited Zambia between 17 Oct 2023 and 8 Nov 2023
"Absolutely loved each park.

Would not recommend Zambia to first time safari goers as game viewing can be a little slow. However that gave our guides the opportunity to tell us about other things giving a more rounded experience" Read full review: 22 nights in Africa; 20 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
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Where to stay in South Luangwa

Our suggestions for safari camps in South Luangwa National Park


Tafika

Tafika

One of the best camps in Zambia, Tafika is naturally built, combining excellent service and food with top guiding skills for a superb wildlife experience.


98% (319 reviews)
Nkwali

Nkwali

On the banks of the Luangwa River, with its own access to the national park, the intimate Nkwali is open year round.


96% (240 reviews)
Kaingo Camp

Kaingo Camp

Small and owner-run, the riverside Kaingo occupies a a quiet but excellent game area, with a series of wildlife hides and a focus on photography.


97% (213 reviews)
Nsefu

Nsefu

One of the Luangwa's oldest camps, Nsefu is a great safari camp in a remote, beautiful and game-rich location with top-rate guiding.


98% (192 reviews)
Tena Tena

Tena Tena

One of the Luangwa's best camps, in a beautiful, remote bush location, Tena Tena is very small, exceedingly well-run and has top-rate guiding.


95% (154 reviews)
Mwamba Bushcamp

Mwamba Bushcamp

Small, remote and owner-run, Mwamba offers first-class walking, 4WD safari drives and superb hides, with excellent guides and a real bush feel.


99% (152 reviews)
Chikoko Tree Camp

Chikoko Tree Camp

Chikoko Tree Camp is an excellent small, rustic bushcamp that concentrates on walking safaris, and is run by a top-quality operation.


98% (119 reviews)
Big Lagoon Camp

Big Lagoon Camp

Big Lagoon Camp is a great little rustic bushcamp built to high standards that focuses on excellent walking safaris, with the emphasis on top wildlife guides.


98% (93 reviews)
Kapani Lodge

Kapani Lodge

Kapani Lodge is now the main office base for Norman Carr Safaris, one of the Luangwa's oldest safari operations.


95% (78 reviews)
Flatdogs Camp

Flatdogs Camp

A relatively big safari camp, Flatdogs offers value for money with great guiding and good food in a comfortable, relaxed setting.


98% (74 reviews)
Luangwa River Camp

Luangwa River Camp

Luangwa River Lodge is a small and consciously stylish lodge in the Mfuwe area, overlooking the Luangwa River and the South Luangwa National Park beyond – an area renowned for great game.


96% (74 reviews)
Mchenja Bushcamp

Mchenja Bushcamp

Set in a shady ebony grove on the banks of the Luangwa, Mchenja is a smart tented bushcamp. It combines well with Kakuli and Nsolo – its sister camps with a focus on walking safaris.


98% (70 reviews)
Kakuli Bushcamp

Kakuli Bushcamp

Beside the Luangwa River, Kakuli is a comfortable tented bushcamp offering 4WD safaris and walking safaris – the best of which are camp-to-camp walks linking Kakuli with its nearby sister camps.


97% (65 reviews)
Nsolo Bushcamp

Nsolo Bushcamp

Nsolo is a small, comfortable bushcamp overlooking one or two pools in the usually dry Luwi riverbed. It concentrates on walking safaris in an interesting and diverse area, led by a knowledgeable guide.


97% (55 reviews)
Kafunta River Lodge

Kafunta River Lodge

Kafunta is a laid-back, friendly and good-value lodge on the outskirts of South Luangwa National Park.


96% (45 reviews)
Luwi Bushcamp

Luwi Bushcamp

In a remote part of the South Luangwa National Park, Luwi is a rustic bushcamp whose emphasis is on walking safaris with great guiding and a chance of seeing some rarely seen and elusive antelope.


93% (39 reviews)
Robin Pope Safaris bush-camp

Robin Pope bush-camp

RPS bushcamping in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia


99% (29 reviews)
Lion Camp

Lion Camp

Lion Camp is an established and comfortable camp with a swimming pool, located near to the game-rich Lion Plain in the northern part of South Luangwa National Park.


95% (26 reviews)
Robin Pope Safaris Mobile Safari Camp

Robin Pope mobile

RPS mobile safari camps are at the heart of their set-itinerary walking safaris in South Luangwa National Park, which start and finish at a permanent camp.


98% (24 reviews)
Puku Ridge

Puku Ridge

Puku Ridge is a luxurious designer camp set in a stunning location, high on a hill overlooking a floodplain within South Luangwa. Explore from here on 4WD safaris and walks.


96% (21 reviews)
Kapamba Bushcamp

Kapamba Bushcamp

In the remote far south of South Luangwa National Park, Kapamba is a small and very comfortable bushcamp offering good walks and game drives.


95% (20 reviews)
Mfuwe Lodge

Mfuwe Lodge

In a game-rich area close to the South Luangwa’s main Mfuwe Gate, Mfuwe Lodge is relatively large by park standards, but it’s stylish, modern and family friendly.


94% (18 reviews)
Kuyenda Bushcamp

Kuyenda Bushcamp

Kuyenda Bushcamp is a classic bushcamp with particularly delightful hosts and offers top-class walking safaris in South Luangwa National Park.


99% (16 reviews)
Luangwa Safari House

Luangwa Safari House

Luangwa Safari House is a vast and very smart four-bedroom house specifically designed for families and small groups, and offering an exclusive and flexible safari experience.


100% (14 reviews)
Three Rivers Camp

Three Rivers Camp

In the remote far south of South Luangwa National Park, Three Rivers Lodge sits at the confluence of three of the valleys rivers.


95% (13 reviews)
Island Bush Camp

Island Bush Camp

Island Bushcamp is a good-value, rustic, walking-only camp, in arguably one of the most remote parts of the South Luangwa, well away from all other camps.


100% (13 reviews)
Chinzombo

Chinzombo

Opened in early June 2013, Chinzombo offers luxurious and stylish accommodation with very high levels of service and excellent guiding.


98% (13 reviews)
Bilimungwe Bushcamp

Bilimungwe Bushcamp

A smart bushcamp with four very spacious chalets, Bilimungwe offers interesting walking safaris in pretty riverine woodland, as well as day and night safari drives.


95% (12 reviews)
Chindeni

Chindeni

Chindeni Bushcamp is a very modern and minimalist camp, which is a far cry from your traditional bushcamp and unlike most of the other camps in South Luangwa.


97% (12 reviews)
Robin's House

Robin's House

With your own expert guide, private vehicle, chef and valet, the two-bedroom Robin's House offers an exclusive, flexible safari experience – and is open year round.


95% (11 reviews)
Kawaza Village

Kawaza Village

Kawaza Village – beside the South Luangwa National Park, offers guests the rare opportunity to appreciate local village life. Visit for a few hours or stay overnight.


95% (11 reviews)
Chamilandu Bushcamp

Chamilandu Bushcamp

A comfortable little bushcamp, Chamilandu has a picturesque setting by the Luangwa River, in an area with a range of habitats to explore on foot and by 4WD.


100% (5 reviews)
Mwamba Camp-out

Mwamba Camp-out

The Mwamba-Camp Out allows you to have an incredibly adventurous night in the bush, sleeping under mosquito nets with activities led by some of the best guides in Zambia.


92% (5 reviews)
Zungulila

Zungulila

Zungulila is a small, comfortable tented bushcamp with an emphasis on walking safaris, in the remote southern section of the South Luangwa.


93% (3 reviews)
Shawa Luangwa Camp

Shawa Luangwa

Opened in June 2021, Shawa Luangwa Camp is a small, intimate and rustic camp, with a good location in a remote section of the South Luangwa National Park.


93% (3 reviews)
Luwi Riverbed Sleepout

Luwi Riverbed Sleepout

For an adventurous night in South Luangwa National Park, come and sleep out in the bush, around a campfire, with an experienced guide and game scout.


100% (2 reviews)
Chichele Presidential Lodge

Chichele Lodge

Currently in the final stages of an extensive rebuild, Chichele Presidential Lodge stands high within the park, with superb views, and is due to reopen in late 2024.


100% (1 review)
Mapazi Camp

Mapazi Camp

Mapazi Camp is a basic safari camp in the far north of the South Luangwa, with walking safaris led by renowned guide Deb Tittle.


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Chikunto Safari Lodge

Chikunto

Chikunto Safari Lodge is a more traditional property in the South Luangwa National Park, sitting on a peninsula of land created by the meandering Luangwa River.


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