South Luangwa National Park
At 9050 square kilometres South Luangwa National Park is Zambia’s second largest national park.
Situated at the end of the Great Rift Valley, the steep banks of the Muchinga Escarpment form the park's western boundary and the Luangwa River forms most of the eastern boundary, with the exception of the Nsefu and Luamfwa sectors.
Flowing for over 800km from its source in the remote hills of North Eastern Zambia into the Zambezi, the Luangwa River is the lifeblood of the Luangwa valley. As it winds along the valley floor creating oxbow lagoons and open plains, alluvial deposits have resulted in rich soils capable of supporting high quality grassland, woodland and forest.
This environment is capable of sustaining huge concentrations of game and the park hosts 60 different animal species and over 400 different bird species.
The South Luangwa National Park is not just an animal refuge, but a living, breathing ecosystem – carefully preserved and fiercely protected, no hunting is allowed within its boundaries.