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).
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.
3. In June 2012 a law was passed in Zambia forbidding any payments in US dollars, with a heavy fine to make sure local businesses toe the line. So make sure you exchange enough kwacha as soon as you arrive in Zambia (you can’t buy kwacha outside its borders). If your guide book says you can fall back on dollars, the info is outdated.
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