South Luangwa

Arguably Zambia’s best location for game viewing, South Luangwa is the place where the concept of walking safaris originated. Owing to it’s year-round water levels, this remote region is packed with big game at all times, making it perfect for guided game drives and walking safaris that offer intimate encounters with nature. In other destinations, Green Season (November – April) can mean less sightings but here it simply means even less people, a greater chance of seeing shy animals, and the chance to see newly born additions to the ecosystem. Book an Ameliya experience here and give yourself the opportunity to witness the drama of the African bush up close. 

South Luangwa at a glance

Hippopotamus In Water | Ameliya Safaris

Nestled in the eastern part of Zambia, South Luangwa National Park is renowned as one of Africa’s premier wildlife destinations. Amongst the myriad of wildlife that calls this region home, some notable species include predators like lions, spotted hyena, incredibly healthy numbers of wild dogs, and several endemic species such as Cookson’s wildebeest, Crawshay’s zebra, and Thornicroft’s giraffe, crocodiles, and one of Africa’s biggest hippo populations. The park also boasts more than 400 recorded species and a great variety of dry-country and water-based birds- an aviary enthusiast’s dream come true.


Here, the landscape unfolds in a tapestry of woodlands, grasslands, and riverine forests, providing a haven for a rich diversity of wildlife as well as birdlife.

Elephant | Ameliya Safaris


Game Drives
Bush Walks
Sundowners | Ameliya Safari
African Tribe | Ameliya Safari
Bush Meals | Ameliya Safaris
Bush Meals

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South Luangwa is the birthplace of walking safari thanks to one of its founders, British Conservationist, Norman Carr. In addition to his work with local chiefs, Carr was instrumental in initiating a visionary conservation concept, which extended to his establishment of the Rhino Trust.


Zambia’s subtropical climate offers warm and pleasant weather throughout most of the year, especially during the rainy season (roughly November to April) and the later part of the dry season (May to mid-August). However, the northern regions experience a cool-down during the dry season (May to August), making them a bit chillier compared to the rest of the country.

African Kudu
African Giraffe


Luxury Camp South Africa | Ameliya Safaris

Luxury - I

Highly awarded luxury tented accommodations with all modern amenities, large and spacious suites with viewing decks, and en-suite toilets. Large common spaces, chef-prepared three-course meals, and impeccable service

Luxury Lodge South Africa | Ameliya Safari

Luxury - II

Safari camps with modern amenities, spacious tents, viewing decks, and en-suite toilets. Large common spaces, stocked bar, chef-prepared meals, and impeccable service. Suitable for the discerning traveler.

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From the moment you start planning your journey with Ameliya, we’re with you every step of the way, fine-tuning the itinerary according to your level of comfort, and booking accommodations to suit your level of exclusivity. While the remote team handles your bookings, transfers, and viewing arrangements, our ground team is by your side, 24×7, for anything you may need, from start to finish. 

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