South Luangwa NP is known for its abundance of African wildlife: Thorneycroft’s giraffe, Cookson’s Gnu, Crawshay Zebra, and big herds of buffalo and elephant. We have 3 full days to explore the area and will also have time to relax in between the game drives at our lodge.
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.
The colourful Carmine bee-eaters are often seen perching in front of their nests in the river banks.
Overnight in chalets of Marula Lodge or safari tents at Wildlife Camp or similar (3x FB).