South Luangwa National Park Safaris
Zambia's South Luangwa National Park offers an untamed and remote wilderness safari and an almost unrivalled density of wildlife. The South Luangwa is the southernmost of Zambia's safari parks and encompasses over 9 000 km of woodland savannah, three quarters of which remain largely unexplored.
When it comes to wildlife populations, the South Luangwa is hard to beat, particularly in the areas surrounding the Luangwa River. The reserve is home to 4 of the Big-5, with the notable absence of rhino which fell into extinction in Zambia as a result of poaching, as well as the full complement of predators. In total, 60 species of animal are found here and a staggering variety of over 400 species of bird
Known as the home of the walking safari, the South Luangwa National Park offers one of the best places to explore the African wilderness on foot and is also one of the few safari parks that permit night game drives, which provides riveting encounters with wildlife such as buffalo, elephant, lion, wild dog and a variety of antelope species. The hippo is one animal you won't miss on a South Luangwa tour, as there are large pods of hippo in the Luangwa River along with gigantic crocodiles - all of which can be seen on boating and canoeing excursions.
A South Luangwa safari provides a unique and intimate experience of the African bush and is ideal for families and first time Zambia safari-goers. South Luangwa is an excellent starting point for a Zambia safari followed by a trip to the Lower Zambezi and can easily be combined with a Victoria Falls Zambia tour.