South Luangwa epitomizes the allure of Africa. Antelopes roam the plains, vibrant colors merge along the horizon, the sense of space is absolute, and every exotic angle seems to beckon you forward. Simply flying in is a unique travel memory as your plane will swoop over the deep canyons of the Great Rift Valley to touch down on a runway that is tucked away in the park. Your international flight will land in Livingstone, and a representative will assist you in transferring you to your domestic flight bound for Zambia’s flagship safari destination. Touch down, and you will soon be reveling in the authenticity of the continent.
A guide will greet you at the airstrip, and all activities will be privately guided. Your game drive transfer to the lodge will bring an introduction to the landscape and lead you through the riverine forests and onwards to a lodge on the Luangwa River. This meandering waterway is the epicenter of the park, and most animals stay within a day’s walk of its goodness. Gaze down from your suite, and the big-game encounters continue throughout the late afternoon and into the evening. While it may have been a long journey to get to Zambia, your time spent relaxing along the river will be more than enough to convince you that it was worth it.