South Luangwa National Park
The original walking safari destination!
One of the great remaining unspoiled areas of Africa and a highlight of eastern Zambia, this impressive park covers about 9050 square kilometres of the Luangwa Valley Floor. Known to locals simply as ‘the South Park’, it offers dramatic topography as well as an abundance of wildlife.
It was here that the pioneer safari explorers started to take their guests on walking safaris. With the large open spaces and big trees, it is perfectly safe here to go out with a professional walking safari guide and fully emerge in the African bush! Experience what it feels like no to be on top of the food-chain 🙂
South Luangwa’s concentration of animals is in fact one of the most dense in all of Africa. Everything from predators like the famed African wild dog (also known as Painted Wolf), majestic lion and elusive leopard to big game favourites like elephant, buffalo and hippo can be spotted.
The park also offers some unique wildlife sightings, including Zambia’s famous Crawshay’s zebra herds, 14 different antelope species, and the elusive bushbuck.
Add to this 400 species of birds and you’ve got a safari lover’s dream.
TIP! > From our personal experience we know South Luangwa is one of the best locations in Africa to find Leopard!