South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

south luangwa national park
One of the world's most prolific game sanctuaries with more than 60 animal and more than 400 bird species.

South Luangwa National Park covers 9050km2 of land, and includes the vital and renowed Luangwa River. This park, with an incredible magnitude of wildlife, is known as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. This park changes through the seasons and boasts a vast array of vegetation and wildlife. Amazingly, the park holds over 60 different animal species and well over 400 different species of birds.

Animal species include: leopard, lion, elephant, hippo, hyena, jackal, wild dog, crocodile, crowned crane, antelope, buffalo, zebra, bushbuck, eland, duiker, giraffe, impala, puku, kudu, baboon and vervet monkey. Bird species include: great white egret, black headed heron, open billed stork, goliath heron, crowned crane, white and yellow bill stork, pelican, saddle bill and marabou stork, European swallow, swift, Steppe eagle, Steppe buzzard, ground hornbill, fish eagle, and bee eaters.

The valley in South Luangwa boasts a wide variety of interesting vegetation, including trees such as; the mopane, leadwood, winterthorn, ivory palm, marula, tamarind and baobab…