Get Important 360° News and Notifications:


South Luangwa National Park

Watch 360° videos of safaris,
lodge virtual tours & live webcams

The Highest Density Of

Leopards In Africa

How To Watch 360° Videos Using Any Device

If you want to see leopard, the South Luangwa National Park is one of the best places in Africa to do it because of the high concentration of them occurring there. But they are by no means the only wildlife you can see.

The map below shows the location of immersive 360° safari videos 360° icon and detailed virtual tours of some of the lodges, and also the location of live webcams webcam icon. Click the icons on the map to watch or scroll down the page to see them all listed.

360 Virtual Tour Icon Aerial View Of Luangwa River Hippos

Filmed using a drone flying low over the water, this footage allows you to see hippos and crocodiles from a unique point of view.

Key Moments In This 360° Video
Drone Flying Low Over The Water
Large Pod Of Hippos
Crocodiles On The Riverbank
Drone Gains Height
360 Virtual Tour Icon Lazy Pride Of Lions

The Bushcamp Company came across this pride of five lions on a game drive in the South Luangwa National Park.

Key Moments In This 360° Video
Five Lions Lazing Around
360 Virtual Tour Icon Elephants Passing By

Another Bushcamp Company safari drive reveals a herd of elephant walking past the vehicle.

Key Moments In This 360° Video
The Herd Comes Closer
Lead Elephant Inspects The Vehicle

South Luangwa National Park Live Webcam

View the map to find the exact location of each live webcam by clicking on the Webcam Icon icon.

Live Hippo Hide Webcam
Webcam Icon Shenton Safaris Hippo Hide Live Webcam

This webcam is situated at Kaingo Camp in the well known hippo hide at the confluence of the Luangwa and Mwamba rivers.

The cam captures hippos and a variety of other species such as leopard, lion, antelope and more as they come to the river to drink.

360° Virtual Tours Of Accommodation

South Luangwa National Park Lodges

View the map to find the exact location of each lodge by clicking on the 360° icon icon.

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.

Facts About

South Luangwa National Park

Getting There

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.

Luangwa River

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.

National Park Info


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.

View detailed 360° virtual tours of lodges here...

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.