Luangwa National Park

Resting in the eastern part of Zambia northwest of Chipata, the Luangwa National Park is divided into two areas both along the impressive Luangwa River. The South Luangwa National Park is easily accessible and being home to 50 animal species and 400 bird species, it is no wonder that is has been dubbed one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The North Luangwa National Park is almost undeveloped with only three safari operators in the whole area. The Luangwa River is one of the strongest major river systems in Africa, and feeds the abundant vegetation and wildlife. Spectacular trees, plants and exotic wildflowers grow prolifically in the Luangwa Valley. The culture of the people is another drawcard: the friendly, genuinely hospitable Zambian locals welcome visitors and enjoy helping them to explore the area. Don’t miss the opportunity to do some excellent star-gazing in Luangwa’s clear night skies.