Situated at the end of the Great Rift Valley, the Luangwa (meaning ‘fishing baskets’) Valley is an oasis in the heart of Africa.
Sunny riverbanks and countless oxbow lakes characterise the Luangwa River as it winds its way along the valley floor between the steep walls of the escarpment. Lined with lush riverine vegetation and home to buffalo, hyena, elephant, zebra, jackal and 15 different antelope, the Luangwa Valley is the only place where one is able to see Thornicroft's Giraffe and the endemic Cookson's wildebeest.
Known as the birthplace of walking safaris, the South Luangwa National Park is where you will find some of the continent's best on-foot experiences. Excellent camps, experienced guides and an array of fantastic fauna and flora make this region the best place to follow in the footsteps of famed African explorers.
Enjoy motor boating, tiger fishing, and canoe safaris on the river, while the shoreline delivers some serious game viewing: hippo and crocodile are present in huge numbers; large herds of elephant and buffalo are often seen at the water’s edge; and thick riverine forest provides cover for leopards.