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Birdlife in South Luangwa National Park

378 species have been recorded here, including many species of eagle, heron, stork and bee-eater. And just consider the kingfishers alone, either the beautifully coloured or the black and white species; you'll find that the pied, giant, woodland, malachite and brown-hooded kingfishers are all common here. Similarly, the river is frequented by darters, cormorants, egrets, storks and fish eagles that are often seen perching in trees, overlooking the water. The valley shores are also rich in wading birds, both resident and migrant; uncommon residents include ospreys, spoonbills and African skimmers.

Largely unaffected by man, this area of incredible natural wonder beckons you to explore. Travel back in time and experience the magic of Zambia's lush valleys, glowing plains, dynamic waterways and prolific wildlife & explore remote, pristine wilderness

South Luangwa’s concentration of animals is some of the most dense in all of Africa. More and more precious these days is that chance to relax into a rare night sky that is untainted by light pollution. Here you will fall asleep under the most impressive blanket of stars, including awe inspiring views of the shimmering Milky Way.

South Luangwa National Park a great destination for a safari is the unparalleled variety of wildlife who visit and gather around the meandering river and its many oxbow lagoons. You don’t have to travel to the most remote areas of the park to see some amazing animal sights. As soon as you enter the park, you might face ten or more giant hippos wallowing in the river below the bridge; they seem to enjoy peeking curiously above the water’s surface. Expect some terrific photo-opportunities as enormous herds of elephants, some up to seventy strong, gather at the Luangwa River’s edge to quench their thirst and splash around. In fact, don’t be surprised if a handful of elephants wander in and out of your camp, as they have a habit of making themselves welcome.

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