Planning a Trip to South Luangwa National Park

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Overview

Situated in the highlight of eastern Zambia, South Luangwa National Park is one of the magnificent wilderness areas that has garnered tourists from all walks of life. The park is well known as ‘the South Park’ and was founded in 1904 as Luangwa Game Park. In 1938, this national park was converted into one of the three-game reserves making it a popular tourist attraction in Africa. This remarkable park covers an area of about 9050 square kilometers of Luangwa Valley floor and lies anywhere from 500 to 800 meters above sea level. The park boasts of dramatic and fascinating topography making people come more often to this place. Bordered by Luangwa River, the park supports a large diversity of megafauna and allows the animals to drink from the waterhole. The largest population of hippo and crocodile resides in the river whereas the elephant, zebra and many other predators are attracted to the fertile and forested banks. If you are an animal lover, this national park serves the right purpose and allows you to experience something new during your stay in Zambia. One of the best things that you can spot here are leopards and many spotted cats in their natural habitat. These cats are seen hunting on the riverside and thus have earned the nickname ‘The Valley of the Leopard’. Take a guided tour inside the park that will give you an insight into the place and also about the endemic flora and fauna.

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