​User Reviews – South Luangwa NP

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Follettomonello   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: August 2005 Reviewed: Nov 21, 2011

35-50 years of age

A beautifull night and day safari
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On the way to malawi we made a detour to see this beautifull park.

We drove from Chipata to the park and it was a beautifull drive.

We stopped at a camp site with an amazing view on the river and with a lot of hippos nearby. At night we had our first night safari and we managed to see practically all the night active wildlife of the park...wonderfull. The day after we had a day safari and again we managed to see lions, Hippos, elephants and many other animals.
I really recomend a visit in this park!

Stephen Eustace   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: April 2008 Reviewed: Nov 14, 2011

Email Stephen Eustace  |  35-50 years of age

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This cannot really explain, it just took my breath away. HUGE heards of Zebra, HUGE heards of elephants, and some scary and excting close encounters with roaring lions!

Jim   –  
Canada CA
Visited: July 2009 Reviewed: Nov 13, 2011

50-65 years of age

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Lots of wild life and I felt I was in the wild the whole time I was there.

Forsyth72 Visited: August 2011 Reviewed: Nov 3, 2011

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wildlife in some areas was not great for the time of year, much better nearer to the river - bush camps were superb and staff were excellent.

snow-n-sun   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2008 Reviewed: Nov 2, 2011

Email snow-n-sun  |  35-50 years of age

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Managed to see lots of animals, and got to drive all over the park, but didn't see too many other tourists.

D Kiene   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2008 Reviewed: Oct 29, 2011

The most mind-blowing park we visited--simply amazing!
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We spent 10 days at South Luangwa National Park: we could easily spend 50.

The wildlife was incredibly diverse and abundant. We saw over 100 species of birds, including eagle owls; lions every day, including a lion killing a buffalo; 100s of crocodiles; various species of antelopes; zebras, giraffes etc. Moreover, the quality of the guides is superb. Guides must undertake rigorous and lengthy training and testing before taking clients.

This was the last park we visited on our 45 day Southern Africa trip, which included Etosha National Park, Waterberg Plateau National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Lower Zambezi National Park, and Moremi Preserve. Of all the parks we visited, this is the one we would most like to revisit.

Rick Sooy   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2008 Reviewed: Oct 27, 2011

Email Rick Sooy  |  65+ years of age

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The concentration and variety of wildlife is astonishing including all the animal and birds you would ever hope to see. There are also three Luangwa Valley sub-species: Thornicroft giraffe, Crawshey's zebra and Cookson's wildebeest. We saw them all, up close and personal.

Amanda Gardner   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2007 Reviewed: Oct 11, 2011

Email Amanda Gardner  |  20-35 years of age

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Excellent wildlife viewing, not crowded. Great access to Mozambique and Malawi.

Wandie Kabule Visited: August 2008 Reviewed: Oct 1, 2011

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South Luangwa is one of my favorite safari experiences. The African Sunset is breathtaking and magnificent. The wildlife in this area is just stunning.

aserlemitsos   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2011 Reviewed: Sep 20, 2011

under20 years of age

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South Luangwa is probably the best park for wildlife in all of Africa. I myself have seen leopards there countless times, and have never met someone who went there and didn't see a leopard. With the luangwa river going through the park, fishing is also another activity. I suggest the Mushroom lodge, a place that offers fine dining and the best game-viewing Africa has to offer.

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