South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason. The concentration of animals around the River, and its Oxbow lagoons which is among the most intense in Africa. This Luangwa River is also the most intact major river system in Africa. It is the life blood of this 9o95 km park. It hosts a wide variety of wildlife, birds and the vegetation. The walking safaris also originated in this park. They are still one of the finest ways to experience Africa’s pristine wilderness first hand. There are also many animal species; and over 400 bird species in south Luangwa National park.
The only notable exception is the Rhino, sadly poached to extinction.
There are 732 species of birds appearing in the park; including 39 birds of prey and 47 migrant species. The vegetation of Zambia will also enhance your experience of the bush. Some magnificent trees and the plants grow in the Luangwa valley. This certainly adds to the richness of one’s experience to be able to recognize the different trees and discover exotic wildflowers.
The most common trees in the valley are the Mopane, Leadwood, Winter thorn, the tall vegetable Ivory Palm, the Marula and the Tamarind tree. There are some magnificent Baobab specimens and a few large Ebony forests to admire.