Trip reference number: 20571

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Easy Birding In South Luangwa

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This tour, timed to coincide with the start of the rainy season, offers a chance to see some of Zambia’s 400 species of birds at a relaxed pace from an excellent camp.

South Luangwa National Park is an outstanding destination for wildlife enthusiasts. Home to a superb range of birds and mammals, it also offers visitors the chance to experience southern Africa's great wild landscapes.

Its eastern boundary is the mighty Luangwa River which, each rainy season, changes course, creating oxbow lakes which are both scenic and vital to wildlife. With some 400 of Zambia's 732 species of birds recorded here, including 39 birds of prey, there could hardly be a better base for learning about the country's wonderful biodiversity, at a relaxed pace, returning each night to the comfort of an excellent camp.

The lush green season begins with the arrival of the first rains in early November, wiping away the drought and dust of the end of the dry season. Flowering trees and plants come into bloom, birds sing and nest, and many mammals – including African wild dogs – give birth. This is, with no exaggeration, a magical time to visit this magnificent park.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart UK
  2. Day 2: Arrive Lusaka; onward flight to South Luangwa
  3. Days 3-8: Birding in South Luangwa National Park
  4. Day 9: Depart Zambia
  5. Day 10: Arrive UK
  • Available*: Sep to Dec
  • Group size: 8
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £3,395 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £2,645 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Accommodation
    • Transfers
    • Domestic flights
    • Services of the naturalist leader
    • Meals
    • Guided activities
  • Activities available:
    • Camping
    • Walking


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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