Begin your Zambian safari by flying into capital Lusaka, spending a few hours exploring its markets and crafts. Transfer from Lusaka to Mfuwe on the edge of South Luangwa National Park. From here, you can spend a couple of days exploring the park’s wildlife, searching for its famed leopards, looking for hippos on the Luangwa River and watching baboons scurry by. Make sure to take a walking safari, where you can get closer to the wildlife and access areas off-limits to vehicles, or a nocturnal game drive to see big cats hunting prey. End your trip back in Lusaka, for your departure.

Key information

Destinations Destinations South Luangwa National Park, Lusaka
Activity Activity Safari, Luxury, Nature & Wildlife
Physical Level Physical Level Easy
Season Season January - December

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Spot leopards in South Luangwa National Park

Spot leopards in South Luangwa National Park

Day 1–4 in South Luangwa National Park

Found in eastern Zambia at the end of the Great Rift Valley, South Luangwa National Park is famous for its population of leopards, who stalk the antelope, impalas and pukus that line its riverbanks.

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Boating safari in South Luangwa National Park

Boating safari in South Luangwa National Park

Visit South Luangwa National Park between December and April and you’ll be able to take a boating safari through the flooded lagoons of the Luangwa River. You’ll get a unique perspective on the Park’s animals and birdlife.

Where to stay

Deluxe

Mfuwe Lodge

Located just inside South Luangwa National Park and less than an hour drive from Mfuwe International Airport, Mfuwe Lodge was voted the Best Lodge in Zambia in 2009. Choose from eighteen thatched chalets, complete with private decks, on the banks of two wonderfully wildlife-rich lagoons.

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This route booked with one of our specialist tour operators may cost between $2,420 and $2,690pp. Pricing varies by accommodation class, and can be tailored to suit your budget.

Pricing is typically inclusive of hotels, transfers, meals, and all guided excursions and activities.

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