South Luangwa leopard
South Luangwa lion
Luangwa Valley Baboon standing guard for his troop

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.

4 days

Leopard spotting in South Luangwa

Seeing Zambia’s famous big cat
Lusaka South Luangwa National Park (4) Lusaka
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7 days

South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi safari

See both sides of Zambia
Lusaka South Luangwa National Park (4) Lower Zambezi National Park (2) Lusaka (1)
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7 days

South Luangwa and Victoria Falls safari

Tour Zambia’s highlights
Lusaka South Luangwa National Park (4) Victoria Falls (1) Livingstone (2)
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10 days

Victoria Falls and Zambia’s wildlife

Wildlife sanctuaries and powerful waterfalls
Lusaka Lower Zambezi National Park (3) South Luangwa National Park (3) Livingstone (1) Victoria Falls (2) Livingstone (1)
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  • Victoria Falls

    Victoria Falls

    At the height of the rainy season, more than 500 million cubic metres of water plummets over the edge of the Zambezi River into a gorge 100m below...
  • Livingstone

    Livingstone

    Relaxed Livingstone is best-known as the base for visitors to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, but it also has a growing adventure scene...
  • Lower Zambezi National Park

    Lower Zambezi National Park

    The Lower Zambezi National Park’s wildlife is centred around the floodplain along the northeastern side of the Zambezi River...
  • Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park is one of Zambia’s oldest — and largest — national parks...
  • Lusaka

    Lusaka

    Sprawling Lusaka is Zambia’s capital and commercial centre...

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Our recommended experiences and activities

Boating safari in South Luangwa National Park
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 go in Zambia

Our recommended places

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

At the height of the rainy season, more than 500 million cubic metres of water plummets over the edge of the Zambezi River into a gorge 100m below. There are several excellent viewing points, including the vertigo-inducing Devil’s Pool (where you can swim on the edge of the falls), but this is Zambia’s ultimate experience.

Livingstone

Livingstone

Relaxed Livingstone is best-known as the base for visitors to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, but it also has a growing adventure scene. From white-water rafting on the Zambezi to quad-biking or bungy jumping, this is the place to get your adrenaline pumping.

Lower Zambezi National Park

Lower Zambezi National Park

The Lower Zambezi National Park’s wildlife is centred around the floodplain along the northeastern side of the Zambezi River. Combined with Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, this is one of Africa’s best places to see elephants, zebras, leopards, lions and many more.

Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park is one of Zambia’s oldest — and largest — national parks. It is best known for the diversity of its wildlife, with everything from elephants to crocodiles, pangolins to bushbabies living here. The sheer size of the park means it isn’t a place to tick off the Big Five in 24 hours — instead, linger a while and explore some of Africa’s lesser-known animals.

Lusaka

Lusaka

Sprawling Lusaka is Zambia’s capital and commercial centre. It isn’t an easy place to love, but it’s worth spending a day or two exploring its markets, national museum and local music scene.

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