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South Luangwa

Zambia Northern National Park Big Five-Reservat

About South Luangwa

The South Luangwa is a National Park in Zambia in the provinces of Northern. The park was established on 01.01.1972 and covers an area of 9.05 km². The South Luangwa is a Big Five reserve and offers the possibility of self-drive safaris.

Zambia's most visited park is located in the east of the country and is the southernmost of three national parks in the Luangwa River Valley. The area is the tourist focus of Zambia.

General information
Biodiversity Sighting conditions
Very high Okay
  • 400Bird species
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Official Name

South Luangwa

Provinces

Northern

Area

9.05 km2

Foundation

1972-01-01

Vegetation

No information

Habitats

Grassland savannah,Woodland,Floodplains,Forest

Big Five-reserves

Yes

Self-drive-reserve

Yes

Entrance gates

5

Highlights

Zambia's most visited park is located in the east of the country and is the southernmost of three national parks in the Luangwa River Valley. The area is the tourist focus of Zambia.

Landscape

The main habitat of the South Luangwa is the Grassland savannah.

Locally known as "The Valley", the terrain is a mixture of mopane and miombo woodlands, acacia bushes, grass savannah and riverine forest.

Entrance gate
Name Location
Chakolwa North
Chikwinda East
Kauluzi East
Milyoti East
Lusangazi South East
General information
Biodiversity Sighting conditions
Very high Okay
  • 400Bird species
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The best travel time for South Luangwa
The best travel time

Overview
Weather and climate

Excellent Good Okay Poor
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Best tavel time

July (Beginning) - November (Middle)


Dry time

May (Beginning) - October (End)

Climate

cool-fairly hot


Tavel time

November (Beginning) - April (End)

Climate

mild-hot


High season

July (Beginning) - October (End)


Low season

July (Beginning) - October (End)


No information

The rainy season takes place from Beginning November to End April The dry season first extended over the months from Beginning May to End October inclusive. The best time to tour is Beginning July Middle November.

It is hot all year round, but the nights are cooler in the dry season months. The heat builds from June/July and is at its worst in October - just before the rains. Afternoon showers are common in the rainy season.

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Top animal species

The South Luangwa is home to 0 mammals such as African Wild Dog, Big Five, Cape Buffalo, Cheetah, Elephant as well as 400 bird species, 0 reptile species, 0 fish species and 0 amphibian species. The South Luangwa provides Very high conditions for wildlife viewing. The National Park offers a wide variety of species, including the "Big Five".

African Wild Dog

African Wild Dog

Big Five
Big Five

Big Five

Cape Buffalo
Big Five

Cape Buffalo

Cheetah

Cheetah

Elephant
Big Five

Elephant

Genet

Genet

Giraffe

Giraffe

Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

Leopard
Big Five

Leopard

Lion
Big Five

Lion

Spotted hyena

Spotted hyena

Wildebeest

Wildebeest

Zebra

Zebra

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