Few places in Zambia offer birders the diversity and excitement of South Luangwa National Park. More than 400 avian species call this vast reserve home. Red-faced yellow billed storks, pelicans and great white egrets wading through muddy waters are easy to spot at the end of the dry season. By November, species from Northern Europe have flocked to the park to enjoy the warmth of rainy season. This makes it an ideal time to find hundreds of carmine bee-eaters gathering along riverbanks.
Because access can become a challenge in the wet season, dry months from May to August prove the best time to visit. Migrant birds arrive en masse in March, making it a popular time for bird watchers.