How to get to South Luangwa National Park
Travelling to South Luangwa National Park Zambia
South Luangwa National Park is located in a remote corner of our little planet. Although you will feel like being a thousand milesfrom the hustle and bustle of city life (which you indeed are), South Luangwa still is fairly easy to access. The most favoured option is to fly into the national park via Zambia's capital city Lusaka. From Lusaka flights are available to Mfuwe Airport: South Luangwa's main acces point. South Luangwa is also accessible by 4x4 vehicle.
International air travel
A multitude of flight options are available for travellers arriving on a flight. Your starting point will always be Lusaka's Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN). Lusaka Airport has multiple daily connections with Nairobi in Kenya (Kenya Airways and Johannesburg in South Africa ( South African Airways). Other international connections include a daily Emirates flight from and to Dubai as well as a daily Ethiopian Airlines flight from and to Addis Abeba.
Domestic air travel
It is also possible to travel domestically from Livingstone to Lusaka or vice versa which is ideal for travellers visiting the Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park areas. Many travellers also visit Lower Zambezi National Park: direct flights are available from and to the Jeki and Royal airstrips.
From Lusaka to South Luangwa
When arrived in Lusaka your South Luangwa safari adventure is about to begin. From here it is a 70 minutes short flight to your Mfuwe Airport. All onward connections to the national park are facilitated by Proflight Zambia, please continue reading on this page for more information. Once landed at Mfuwe your choosen lodge will pick you and transfer you to your final destination where a cold drink will be ready and waiting (please allow another 1.5 to 2 hours road transfer).
Getting to South Luangwa by road
South Luangwa National Park is accessible when travelling by (rental) vehicle. A 4x4 vehicle is required.
Immigration and visa information Zambia
On arrival into Zambia, you will enter through Lusaka, Livingstone or Mfuwe (South Luangwa NP). Visas are required by nationals of most foreign countries and this information can be obtained from your nearest Zambian Embassy/Consulate. The current Zambian visa rates are US$ 50 for single entry and US$ 80 for double entry. Also, a departure tax is required to be paid in US dollars (in cash) at the time of departure from all main airports. International departure tax is US$ 25 and domestic is US$ 8.