South Luangwa National Park is remote and unspoilt. Sustained by the Luangwa River, with oxbow lagoons creating a variety of ecosystems to explore, the park is abundant in abundance. South Luangwa is the definition of wild, hosting over 60 different species of animals, 400 species of birds, and is varied in vegetation. Out of the 732 bird species in Zambia, 400 of them can be seen here; a haven for bird watchers.
The park is considered one of the world’s most prolific game sanctuaries due to its large concentration of animals around its river systems. One can find pods of hippo up to 500 strong, as well as a profuse population of crocodiles. Large herds of elephants, buffalo, antelope, giraffe, and zebra are found throughout the park, with a healthy predator population to match.
For the big cat enthusiast, South Luangwa is the place to explore. Being considered one of the best places to spot leopards in Africa, it is certainly a safari destination worth experiencing. South Luangwa is the birthplace of the ‘walking safari’, encouraging intimate wildlife encounters, experienced guides leading you through its wild landscapes.
Its diverse landscapes, lagoons and waterways lend themselves to photographic safaris, offering contrast of colour in each terrain. The park also provides the option of night drives, exploring the wild wonders of the nocturnal. One simply cannot visit Zambia without exploring the untouched and untamed wilderness of South Luangwa National Park.