The South Luangwa National Park comprises 9050 sq km of untamed wilderness in the western corner of Zambia at the bottom of the The Great Rift Valley, not far from the border with Malawi. Its remote location and the relatively small number of visitors means it provides an unspoilt haven for wildlife and game viewing, far more exclusive than some of southern Africa's more famous reserves.
There is an almost unrivalled density of wildlife with over 60 different animal species and 400 types of bird. The Big Five are all present, except the rhino which has been poached out all over Zambia. The park consists of savannah grasslands and fertile plains, fed by the Luangwa River system. The river is the source of life for the park and provides great game viewing during the dry season (from April to October) as animals congregrate around any water sources they can find. The rains start to fall in November and the dry, almost barren lanscape is transformed into an oasis of lush forest and verdant vegetation. Birdwatching is exceptional during this time though it is harder to view game due to the abundance of water and the thick bush.
What makes South Luangwa unique is the amazing walking trails and safaris. You will be accompanied by an expert guide through the bush, encountering wild animals along the way. It's a safe and spectacular way to sample the sights and sounds of the wilderness. You can choose from a one-day trail to a week-long trek, sleeping under the stars at mobile camps each night - it really is the African experience of a lifetime!