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Small bushcamps along the South Luangwa river, rustic yet exclusive...
Luxury Safaris in the South Luangwa National Park
The South Luangwa National Park sits at the end of the Great Rift valley flanked by the escarpement in the Luangwa Valley.
The South Luangwa National Parks life blood is the winding and steady flowing Luangwa river, the most intact river system in Africa. The Luangwa river is certainly a crowded place with large herds of elephant cooling themselves in the shallows, pods of hippo half submerged and incredibly still crocodiles basking on the banks in the sun, a game drive along the river bank is eventful. The only notable mammals lacking number are unfortunately rhino that have been poached to extinction in this corner of Africa and fortunately humans, who have yet to flock to this corner of paradise as the Luangwa Valley is relatively undiscovered.
In addition to fabulous game viewing the Luangwa is renowned for it’s superb and prolific bird watching. Towards the end of the dry season as the river and oxbow lagoons start to recede you can find literally hundreds of waterbirds wading through the shallows. Along the banks of the river you’ll see flocks of beeeaters, swallows, swifts, fish eagles, marabou storks, great white egrets, black headed herons, open billed storks and elegant crowned cranes to name just a few of the 400 or so of Zambia bird species that have been spotted in the Luangwa.
The South Luangwa National Park offers a remote safari location, vibrant with wildlife and game, with stunning scenery and a more active approach to a safari, as although the more obvious game drives are very enjoyable in this region, a speciality of the Luangwa region is the walking safari.