​Getting There – South Luangwa NP

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

Philip has traveled through Zambia several times and is the author of more than 20 guidebooks to various African destinations.

Philip is the Zambia expert for SafariBookings and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

Philip is our Zambia expert and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

South Luangwa National Park is located near the village of Mfuwe and is 700km/343mi from the capital, Lusaka. The best route is via Chipata and the direct drive takes about 9 or 10 hours*.

New arrivals to Zambia will often come through Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), the country’s major airport, located 14km/9mi from the capital.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

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Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Charter flights between parks are usually incorporated into your safari package and are most often booked by your tour operator.

From Lusaka, regular flights take visitors to Mfuwe International Airport (MFU), just outside the park. It is also possible to fly directly to Mfuwe from Lower Zambezi National Park.

Proflight runs up to three scheduled flights a day from Lusaka to Mfuwe.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Zambia page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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