The work of the Zambian Carnivore Programme has ensured South Luangwa National Park is a haven for the country's predators. Lions, leopards, spotted hyenas and painted dogs all thrive here, but this doesn't mean that prey species are in short supply. Elephants, buffalo, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest and a bevy of antelope species can be found roaming the park, and by ensuring herbivore herds are kept on the move (which allows vegetation to regrow), healthy predator populations contribute to a healthy ecosystem overall. The circle of life will be on full display in this national park, where expert guides will accompany you on bush walks and game drives.
What makes this trip extraordinary
- Explore a number of regions within South Luangwa National Park while staying at top lodges and camps.
- See the park's diverse habitats from above as you fly between camps.
- Marvel at the diversity of the park's rich wildlife, including over 400 species of bird and more than 60 mammal species.
- Seek out packs of painted dog – Africa's second-most endangered canine – as they rear pups in their dens.
- Look out for wallowing hippos and crocodiles which populate the tributaries of the Luangwa River.
- Sightings of lions, leopards and spotted hyenas are further highlights.
- Watch as herds of herbivores graze on the grasslands and gather in huge concentrations at water sources.
With eight full days in South Luangwa, you'l be able to fully experience the national park on this safari.