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Zambia Emerald Season Safaris


The greener months of December through March are a most exciting time to be on safari in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park. Since 2007, with the opening of Mchenja Bush Camp in late January, we have been able to offer the full range of activities and accommodations for green season safaris in Zambia.

Mchenja Bush Camp is the only luxury bush camp in the Luangwa open at this time of year. Mchenja opens around the 20th January and closes again in early April. Guests gain access to camp by boat and activities are either on foot or by boat. A few days at Mchenja combines very well with the gamedrives and prolific wildlife on offer in the areas around Kapani Lodge.

Emerald season safari

During these Emerald season safaris the bush is in its fullest flush of growth, rivers and lagoons are brimming and boating safaris take you eye to eye with hippos and crocs. The air is clear and excellent for photography, you will find magnificent skyscapes and sunsets with the occasional dramatic tropical downpour.

A wealth of migratory birds in breeding song and plumage make the bush a wonderful place to explore at this time of year. It is indeed a time of plenty so there is no shortage of wildlife either, the green season months are usually the best for seeing wild dogs in the South Luangwa.

We have prepared two specific emerald season safari packages, our Rivers and Rainbows Safari and a Green Season Birding Safari package. Alternatively please contact us to find out more about green season safaris in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park.

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