South Luangwa This park is widely acknowledged as offering some of the best game viewing opportunities in Africa. It covers a vast area of 3,500 square miles. The Luangwa Valley forms part of the Great Rift Valley, which cuts a vast channel down the backbone of Africa. The scenery is dramatic; the valley floor nestles some 2,600 feet below the surrounding plateau with the Luangwa River carving its tortuous course through the center. The Luangwa River and its tributaries are the lifeblood of the region. These waters account for the great profusion of wildlife, which can be seen either on guided walks or in open vehicles. The Luangwa Valley is sanctuary to one of Africa's most important elephant population. There are also large numbers of antelope, most notably impala, puku, kudu, bushbuck and waterbuck and other mammals. Lion are common and the park is also very famous for leopard.
On a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River lies Nsefu - the first game camp in Zambia, dating back to the early fifties. Nsefu camp is situated on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River, far in the north of the Park's Nsefu Sector. The perennial Luangwa River is the very life-blood of the Park and together with its many oxbow lagoons, ensures a permanent supply of water to support high concentrations of wildlife. Learn more »