Venture deep into the bush on an unforgettable walking safari and take in Luangwa’s unspoilt beauty and remoteness
The Luangwa Valley has four designated conservation areas, but
is probably best known for the South Luangwa National Park,
Zambia's most famous wildlife sanctuary with unforgettable scenery.
North Luangwa, about half the size of its southern counterpart, is
an undeveloped and entry-restricted gem in the African bush. The
Luambe and Lukusuzi National Parks have no safari facilities.
One of the Luangwa's biggest draw cards is its unspoilt beauty
and remote character, giving visitors a feeling of being 'deep in
the bush'. The park is the birthplace of the
modern walking safari, pioneered here over 50 years ago by
Norman Carr, Zambia's greatest conservationist. From casual nature
walks to full-blown portered trails: South Luangwa is
unquestionably one of the best places in Africa to experience a
The park offers amazing leopard sightings, especially around the
lagoons and woodland on the river floodplain. Although it doesn't
have a massive diversity of game, the concentration of game around
the Luangwa river and its ox bow lagoons is among the most intense
in Africa. There are a large number of predators as well as strong
populations of buffalo and antelope. Scores of hippos and
crocodiles can also be seen in the numerous lagoons and pools. The
Thornicroft's Giraffe and Cookson's Wildebeest are animals that are
unique to the valley.
Birdlife is excellent in the Luangwa with over 400 species
having been recorded. Near the end of the dry season, hundreds of
large waterbirds can be seen wading through the shallows, offering
amazing photographic opportunities.
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