When you’re looking for accommodation via the Internet, happily ensconced at home a million miles away, it’s so hard to know how to choose between the available options. And so it was when we were choosing a place to stay at Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park.
Then we started to look at campsites just outside the park, but within the Game Management Area. The fact that Flatdogs no longer offers camping narrowed our choice to just three places: Croc Valley, Track & Trail Camp and Wildlife Camp (which all also offer chalet accommodation if camping isn't your thing).
5. Just after our visit, Zikomo Camp opened in the game-rich Nsefu section just outside the park near Milyoti Gate. The campsite is small and set along the Luangwa River for good views. There's also a bar, restaurant and pool.
Whether you want to camp or go the posh route doesn’t matter; what’s important if you’re keen on wildlife is just to go. South Luangwa is a beautiful park with fabulous opportunities for photography. It also makes a divinely peaceful change from the eternal crowds at the Kruger National Park.
Need to know
1. South Africans don’t need a visa to enter Zambia.
2. Anyone going to Zambia via South Africa needs a yellow fever inoculation.
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