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South Luangwa

Listen to a lion calling in the distance and feel every sense awaken as you open your eyes in one of the wildest places on the planet, ready for a sunrise walking safari.
Getting there
Domestic flights
Flights by Proflight Zambia
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International flights
Air Namibia
Windhoek - Lusaka
Emirates
Dubai - Lusaka - Mfuwe
Dubai - Lusaka - Kalabo
Dubai - Lusaka - Royal Airstrip
Ethiopian Airways
Addis Abbaba - Lusaka
Kenyan Airways
Nairobi - Lusaka
Mfuwe Airstrip
Lilongwe - Lusaka
Rwanda Air
Kigali - Lusaka (2hr 20 mins)
South African Airlines
Johannesburg - Lusaka
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Getting there
Private jet charters
Madagascar
Diego Suarez - Mfuwe
Zambia
Johannesburg - Mfuwe
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Oldest safari company in Zambia (est. 1950)

South Luangwa camps

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Camp
Walking route
South Luangwa National Park

Activities

Day + night drives
Nothing beats encounters with magnificent African wildlife during both day and night drives. Our award-winning guides provide a wealth of knowledge to enrich the experience.

Activities

Walking safaris
Explore the untamed beauty of the South Luangwa with our experienced guides at your side, sharing their knowledge of flora and fauna. Our amazing guides make every step thrilling, allowing you to become part of the landscape rather than a mere spectator.

Activities

Boating
A river safari offers a fresh perspective on the breathtaking scenery and wildlife, from predators on the bank to the diverse birdlife. With plenty of water, January to April is the best time to enjoy a boating safari.

Activities

Sleepout
Feel the thrill of early explorers while camping out on the Luwi Riverbed with only the wildlife and stars for company. It's an experience you will never forget.
Award-winning all Zambian guiding team
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History

Norman Carr, one of our original founders, was a man ahead of his time. This bold innovator of the walking safari also initiated a far-reaching concept that was to pave the way for modern conservation and ecotourism.
Way back in 1950, he encouraged Senior Chief Nsefu - Paramount Chief of the Kunda people in the Luangwa Valley - to set aside a portion of tribal land as a game reserve and built the first game viewing camp open to the public in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). His dream was to secure the future of this unique wilderness by ensuring that the local population would benefit through
conservation of the wildlife and habitat of the Luangwa Valley. This led to the birth of Zambia's first safari company. We are very proud of our history and Norman's legacy lives on in our people and the camps we operate across the South Luangwa.

We have named our circuit of seasonal camps 'Norman's Camps' in his honour.
The legacy of Norman Carr
Norman believed you never truly knew and understood a country until you'd walked it. We are still following in Norman's footsteps and the ideals he believed in:
Safari Wakale
Safari the traditional way
Sharing + preserving
the unique wilderness of the Luangwa Valley
Offering
authentic safari experiences
Commitment
to the welfare and development of our community
Recognising
and developing potential in people
Promoting
Zambia as a destination for international visitors
Winner of Best Safari Experience in Africa

Our people

The family is revered in Africa. It's a precious bond, a connection of hearts and spirits that is unbreakable. At Time + Tide, we're that kind of family.
  • Management
  • Team
  • Guides
Dave Wilson
Norman Carr Safaris Managing Director
Abraham Banda
Norman Carr Safaris Senior Guide and Staff Investment Manager
Aubrey Njobvu
Norman Carr Safaris Operations Manager & Senior Guide
Glenn Evans
General Manager
Jason Njobvu
Operations Manager
John Njobvu
Norman Carr Safaris Maintenance Manager
Shaddy Nkoma
Norman Carr Safaris Senior Guide
Lawrence Banda
Norman Carr Safaris Camp Manager and Senior Guide
John Kasonga
Norman Carr Safaris Camp Manager and Senior Guide
Philemon Banda
Norman Carr Safaris Camp Manager and Senior Guide
Prince Mutale
Norman Carr Safaris Camp Manager and Senior Guide

Facts

9,050 km2

The South Luangwa is Zambia's premier national park and one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Covering 9,050 km2 (3,500 mi2) the park is unfenced and bordered to the west by a steep escarpment and to the east by the Luangwa River. The Luangwa Valley lies at the tail end of the Great African Rift Valley, which extends 4,000 km all the way from the Red Sea down to the Pungwe River mouth in Mozambique.

Concentrations of game along the meandering Luangwa River and its lagoons are amongst the most intense in Africa. The river teems with hippo and crocodile and provides a lifeline for one of the greatest diversities of habitat and wildlife, supporting more than 60 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds.

One exciting success story of recent years is the resurgence of the African wild dog population. Over the past decade, numbers have strengthened considerably and today, although far from guaranteed, sightings of wild dog are common.
Known as the
valley of the leopard
In the know
Combine drives, evening drives, walking safaris and boating safaris
Jan - Apr
Zambia's premier
wildlife destination
Lower Zambezi Liuwa Plain