South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
The South Luangwa National Park is a world renowned wildlife sanctuary and one of the finest in Africa, with beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife of incredible diversity.
Located in the Luangwa Valley, part of the Great Rift Valley System, the 9 050 square km park is bounded by the Muchinga Escarpment in the west and the meandering Luangwa river to the east. The river is the lifeblood of the park, the extensive system of oxbow lagoons, wide grazing lawns and associated riverine vegetation attracting a diverse array of wildlife, which at times creates the feeling of being in the middle of the Garden of Eden.
There are over 400 species of birds and 60 species of animals, including endemic populations of Thorneycroft's giraffe and Cookson's wildebeest, which are unique to the area.