South Luangwa National Park Live Webcam
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South Luangwa National Park Lodges
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Chindeni Lodge, Bushcamp
This camp consists of four tented chalets on raised decks on the edge of an oxbow lagoon with the N'Chindeni Hills as a backdrop.
Mwamba Bush Camp, Shenton
Set alongside the Mwamba river which dries up as the season progresses, this camp has four chalets with rustic and relaxed designs.
The park is located in the eastern part of Zambia and is 9 050 km² (3494 mi²) in size.
Getting There By Road: A 4x4 vehicle is recommended and the distance from Lusaka to Mfuwe (the closest town) is 675 kilometres (420 miles). Mfuwe is located 39 kilometres (24 miles) from the park.
By Air: The closest airport is Mfuwe (MFU), about an hours drive from the Mfuwe bridge gate, and it has connecting flights to Lusaka, Livingstone, and Lilongwe. International visitors can fly in to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN) in Lusaka.
Possible Wildlife Sightings
Leopard are a common sighting, as well as lion, hyena, elephant, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, buffalo and zebra. Wild dog are very occasionally seen and wildebeest are rare.
There are no rhinos to be found here, either black or white, as well as no cheetah.
Special species to look out for are the Thornicroft's giraffe, Crawshay's zebra, Sharpe's grysbok and roan antelope.
This is one of the major rivers that makes abundant life possible in the South Luangwa National Park. The source is in north-eastern Zambia and it eventually merges with the Zambezi in the south.
It's one of the four major rivers in Zambia and generally floods in the rainy season (December to March) and then falls during the dry season.
There are a wide variety of lodges available to stay at in the South Luangwa National Park, from ultra luxurious to more rustic tented camps. Currently there are 21 lodges to choose from with rates ranging from $300 to over $1000 per person per night.
For more budget accommodation options, there are three public campsites available outside the borders of the park where a tent can be pitched overnight.
Climate & Weather
The park has a hot climate and a distinct wet and dry season. The average maximum temperature in June (mid winter) is 28°C (82°F) and minimum is 12°C (54°F)
The dry season runs from June to September every year. The wet season is from November to April with the highest average rainfall of 230mm (9 in) occurring in January.
Best Time To Visit
From July to September, the middle to end of the dry season, when a lot of the water in the bush has dried up, is the best wildlife viewing time because the animals congregate around the remaining rivers and watercourses.
December to March is a poor time period to visit because of the extreme heat and humidity and it's also the wet season when many roads may become impassable.