A world-renowned wildlife sanctuary and one of the finest in Africa, with beautiful scenery along the meandering Luangwa River and associated ox-bow lagoons. There are over 60 species of animal and 400 species of birds. Common animals include elephant, buffalo, hippo, lion, leopard together with a host of antelope species (puku, impala, kudu, bushbuck, waterbuck – less common are eland & hartebeest). The leopard population has one of the highest densities in Southern Africa. Endemic populations of Thornicroft’s giraffe and Cookson’s wildebeest are unique to the Luangwa Valley. The Luangwa Valley is famous for its walking safaris, one of the finest ways to experience this pristine wilderness.
The meandering Luangwa River forms the lifeblood of the park attracting abundant wildlife of extraordinary diversity and creates spectacular scenery against the backdrop of the Muchinga Escarpment.