African Travel Concept

South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, agreed upon by wildlife experts. The Luangwa Valley is home to an astonishing diversity of life, including around 100 species of mammals, more than 400 bird species and over 2000 types of plants! The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River and its lagoons is among the highest in Africa.

The famous ‘walking safari’ originated in this Park and is still one of the finest ways to experience Africa’s pristine wilderness on a first-hand basis. The changing seasons add to the Park’s richness, ranging from dry, bare bushveld in the winter, to a lush and green savannah in the summer months.

The Park is renowned for the abundance of its large mammals. Elephant, Cape buffalo, impala, zebra, warthog and baboon are common sightings. The Thornicroft’s Giraffe is a sub-species found only in the Luangwa Valley. Larger carnivores in the park include lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyena, and wild dog.

The hippopotamus is an animal found in abundance. There is estimated to be about 50 hippos per kilometre of the Luangwa River!

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