South Luangwa

South Luangwa

11 Aug 12:00 - 18 Aug 15:00 - Mfuse
South Luangwa National Park


Nestled deep within the rift valley of Zambia lies a reserve that combines some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa in a setting as unique as its wildlife is diverse. South Luangwa, with the Muchinga escarpment on its western border and the Luangwa River to the east is a reserve that conjures up scenes of classic Africa.

The open forest floors allows for clear photography, whilst the huge stands of African ebony trees provide the perfect backdrop to the stunning scenes that you will witness and the Luangwa River meanders along, filled with and attracting all manner of wildlife.

Here you will spend 7 nights in the two luxurious camps (Kaingo & Mwamba) inside the actual reserve (Many lodges are outside) overlooking one of the floodplains that make this area so special. South Luangwa has all the romanticism of adventure and exploration from day’s gone bye; but today it is the wildlife that’s the main attraction - the wildlife and Luangwa River.

Photographic Hides

Kaingo’s unique photographic hides are a special feature of this safari. These hides are guaranteed to get you close enough to the wildlife to take a whole host of stunning photos - in complete safety. Kaingo has the following photographic hides to offer:

Hippo hide
Elephant hide
Carmine bee-eater hide
Mwamba’s last waterhole hide
Wild dog lagoon hide
A mobile hide

These hides have been used in documentaries for BBC wildlife as well as National Geographic. You can expect excellent action and great photography form them.

C4 Photo Safaris has arranged accommodation at Kaingo and Mwamba camp in the north of the reserve. During the rainy season, the reserve is a veritable marshland of mud and elephant damaged roads- almost impassable. However, during the dry season, the languidly meandering Luangwa river dries up, forming pools of water, ox-bow lakes and dead-end tributaries- and it is these pools of water in the high woodland which produce such stunning wildlife viewing.

South Luangwa hosts large populations of elephants, buffalo, hippopotamus and (Thornycrofts) giraffe. Leopard and Lion are exceptionally well represented- indeed; South Luangwa is touted as having one of the highest densities of leopard in Africa. Birds are also a major attraction in Luangwa- with over 420 species recorded. The highlight of the birding experience here is seeing the various storks and herons flocking to feed on the fish in drying pools- which you can expect to see at this time of year. In all, it provides one of the highlights of African wildlife.

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