The South Luangwa National Park
Travellers to Africa have dubbed South Luangwa as one of the greatest unspoilt wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason. Game viewing on the rich alluvial floodplains and oxbow lagoons of the Luangwa River, rivals with the best found anywhere in Africa. A Luangwa safari has to be on top of any Africa travellers list, it is truly a destination where one can re-connect with the wild, a place of peace and tranquility.
The Luangwa River is the most intact major river system in Africa and is the life blood of the park’s 3,535 square miles. The Park hosts a wide variety of wildlife, birds and vegetation. The changing seasons add to the Park’s richness ranging from dry, bare bush veld in the winter to a lush green wonderland in the summer months.
There are 60 different animal species including huge herds of buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra and most of the other common antelope species found on the continent. For the “birders”, Luangwa boasts over 400 different bird species.