South Luangwa is located in the largely unexplored and wildly fascinating Luangwa Valley in Zambia, at the tail end of the western arm of the Great Rift Valley. Safari lodges range from modern African luxury suites set on top of hills and alongside lagoons or one can indulge in colonial splendour in the midst of the African bush with all the modern amenities and facilities desired.
The ox-bow lagoons that wind their way along the valley floor provide sustenance to a vast array of wildlife including the mighty elephant, elusive leopard and large prides of lion. Visitors can explore the beautiful region by walking safari or regular game drives; unusual activities on offer are the night game drives offering the chance to seek out nocturnal animals and experience the eeriness of the African bush once it is dark.
The best time to visit for game viewing is between June and October although bird lovers will be rewarded throughout the year with the spectacular array of endemic and migrant birds found here.
Highlights during a trip to South Luangwa National Park include:
- Getting up close to wild animals on one of the famous day, night or overnight walking safaris
- Large herds of elephant and prides of lion
- Viewing game from carefully placed photographic hides
South Luangwa Accommodation
Sanctuary Puku Ridge
Discerning travellers looking for an intimate African safari experience can do no better than choosing Sanctuary Puku Ridge. With its exclusive game viewing opportunities, stunning views and elegantly appointed tented safari camps, Sanctuary Puku Ridge offers a unique and exclusive experience from the exciting guided walking safaris on offer to the personalised service and unique touches displayed in the decor of the luxury ‘tent’s placed in the simply outstanding natural setting.
Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge
Located in the spectacular South Luangwa National Park of Zambia, the luxury Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge promises visitors an unforgettable African safari experience. Surrounded by ancient forests, verdant savannah and an abundance of exotic wildlife, the ten luxury suites boast panoramic views over the valley beneath, superlative dining options, a sparkling swimming pool and the chance to view Africa’s magnificent game.