The untainted South Luangwa National Park is one of normal gems in Zambia's crown, and home to a standout amongst the most changed accumulations of wildlife on the planet.
At 9,050 sq km it's an immense territory of pristine African wild, and focuses on the Luangwa River. The wandering conduit makes grand oxbow tidal ponds encompassed by rich vegetation, pulling in one of Africa's biggest centralizations of wildlife.
One of the Luangwa's greatest draw cards is its untainted excellence and remote character, giving guests a sentiment of being "somewhere down in the bramble".
It is a standout amongst the best places in Africa to see leopard, particularly around the tidal ponds and forest on the stream floodplain. There are additionally scores of hippos and crocodiles in the various tidal ponds and pools, just as animals that are interesting to the valley, similar to Thornicroft's Giraffe and Cookson's Wildebeest.
Other unique highlights are more than 400 winged animal species, including 47 vagrant flying creatures from the northern side of the equator and flying creatures of prey including Martial and Bateleur Eagles.
South Luangwa National Park is open all year round. However, July to November are the best wildlife-seeing months. This is the center and end of the Dry season and water in the bramble has evaporated, so animals assemble around the streams and waterways. Notwithstanding, October and November are incredibly hot, and a few people may discover conditions hard to adapt to in these months.
Apart from regular game there are a few specials here unique to the Luangwa Valley. Most noticeable is the Thornicroft giraffe, distinguished from other giraffes by its intrinsic patterns. The Crawshay's zebra, with an unusual stripe pattern is common. You can also spot the rare Cookson's wildebeest, more common in North Luangwa.
South Luangwa National Park is also famed for its exceptional leopard sightings.
South Luangwa National Park is situated close to the town of Mfuwe and is 700km/343mi from Lusaka.
From Lusaka, ordinary flights take guests to Mfuwe International Airport (MFU), simply outside the park. It is likewise conceivable to fly specifically to Mfuwe from Lower Zambezi National Park.