We had an extraordinary time in Zambia on our Safari Club "Big Cat Safari" ...absolutely magical. Thank you for your recommendations, they were spot on.
August 2010 Zambia
South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park is the jewel in the Zambian crown, famous for its stunning scenery, variety and concentration of animals and with prices generally lower than in neighbouring Botswana and Tanzania it is difficult to beat.
The park is sandwiched between the Luangwa river and the Muchinga Escarpment and covers a vast area, much of it inaccessible.
We are able to offer traditional and walking safaris in this park with our well respected partners who employ some of the finest game guides in Africa.
The river is teeming with crocodile and hippo and the surrounding woodland with its oxbow lakes is home to lion, giraffe, hyena, zebra, elephant, wild dog, huge herds of buffalo and it is also one of the best places to see leopard in Africa . Night drives are permitted within South Luangwa National Park and give the opportunity to see some interesting nocturnal animals.
South Luangwa also has some of the best bird watching to be found anywhere.
This park is close to the Malawi border and will combine very well with a stay at one of our luxury camps on the shores of Lake Malawi or as part of a fascinating and varied safari circuit with Lower Zambezi National Park, Kafue National Park and Victoria Falls.
The best time to visit South Luangwa National park is during the dry winter months from May to October although some camps are open all year round and offer excellent Green Season game viewing.