Transfer to Lusaka’s airport and domestic flight to Mfuwe near South Luangwa National Park. Afterwards transfer to our campsite outside the park border. South Luangwa NP is known for its abundance of African wildlife: Thorneycroft’s giraffe, Cookson’s Gnu, Crawshay’s Zebra and big herds of buffalo and elephant.
Game drives along the Luangwa River often produce spectacular sightings. Hippo families can be seen in great numbers in the river, unparalleled in Africa.
During the dry season (July to October), many side channels of the river dry up, leaving the fish trapped. This attracts many different species of predators, such as the African fish eagle, jackal, and hyena, to mention but a few.
The colourful Carmine bee-eaters are often seen perching in front of their nests in the river banks.
Camping in Croc Valley Camp, Marula Game Lodge or similar (5x FB).