The South Luangwa emerald season begins with the first rains of November, continuing through to the end of April. This really is a beautiful time in so many ways. The spectacular scenery is transformed from the dusty yellows and browns of October, into lush, vibrant greens, bringing the whole park to life. Verdant greenery, high grasses, resplendent trees and full, shimmering waterways provide a perfect backdrop to game drives and river cruises.
It can be harder to see wildlife with the extra water around, and thick foliage, but the animals are well fed, happy and healthy, with many giving birth to their young, so your game sightings should be extra special! It is also an incredible time of year for bird watching, with the bush alive with the chatter of avian life. Far fewer people travel at this time of year so you will often have sightings all to yourself.