Africa’s Best Wildlife Sanctuaries; The South Luangwa National Park

Sunset at South Luangwa National Park Zambia

The South Luangwa National Park is undoubtedly among the top big game reserves and is claimed to be one of the world’s best wildlife sanctuaries. Located in eastern Zambia, the South Luangwa National Park is the southernmost national-park out of the 3 game-reserves which are nestled in the Luangwa River region. To start your exciting journey, you can book an affordable and cheap flights to Zambia with us. The South Luangwa National Park is inhabited by sprawling wild-life consisting of a rich and diverse variety of wild-life and covers an astonishing area of 9,050 KM. Setup as a game reserve in 1938; the park was given a status of National Park in 1972.

The National Park is covered by eclectic and rich ecological-landscape consisting of the woodland savannas, the southern mionbo woodlands, mopane trees, high valley slopes, grassland-habitats and a river floodplain that is prosperou. The wildlife has thrived in the National Park because of the diversity in its physical features, a well-balanced ecology and the profuse. The sole entry to the national park is provided by the eastern province lying in the river’s eastern bank.

Although there are many things you can do while being there, the best thing to do is undoubtedly going on one of the game-viewing safari with the walking-safari being the most popular among the visitors. Other than the abundant vegetation, you’ll find more than sixty animal and 400 species of birds in the Park. The zebras and giraffes can be found grazing the grass-lands while the hippopotamus love to graze at the floodplains on the river banks. The surface beneath the river water is also home to many animals including ferocious crocodiles which you’ll be able to find on the river banks.

The elephants can be traced near the savannas you’ll definitely love to see the annual ritual that takes place there when every November herds of elephants pass through the lodge known as Mfuke towards a mango grove. This ritual has been taking place for quite a time now the elephants have not been deterred by the lodges built in their way. It’s recommended to arrange the game-drive-safari through the lodge in an open jeep and the ideal time to be at dawn’s onset in the late-evening or at night time when heat has dropped. You’ll also find night safaris interesting and exciting as well when you can spot many nocturnal creatures including wolves, hyenas, civets and leopards.

You’ll also have many accommodation options including many lodges offering basic to unpretentious services complementing the natural ambience of the surroundings and if you have some extra bucks to spend, you’ll also find many luxurious tented-camps. Some of the popular lodges include Kapani, Kiango, Kafunta, Flatdogs-Camp, Tafika, Croc Valley Camp and the Mushroom Lodge and all of them provide a comfortable stay and decent game-safaris as well as camping amenities in safe and beautiful locations.

If you want to experience the nature at its purest and wildest, a trip to the South Luangwa National Park is definitely worth it where you can experience the thrill of being up-close with the wildlife.

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