For scenery, variety of animals and accessibility South Luangwa National Park is considered the best park in Zambia and one the most majestic in Africa.
Impalas, pukus and buffaloes roam the wide open plains; leopards of which there are many hunt in the dense woodlands; herds of elephants wade through the marshes; and hippos munch serenely on the nile cabbage in the Luangwa River. The bird life is also tremendous with about 400 species being recorded.
Bordered on one side by the Muchinga Escarpment and the Luangwa River on the other, the park consists of 9,050km²of untouched wilderness supporting one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa.
North Luangwa National Park is the untouched wilderness and will charm you with its pristine beauty and variety of wildlife. North Luangwa National Park in Zambia, the northernmost of the three in the valley of the Luangwa River was founded as a game reserve in 1938, it became a national park in 1972. North Luangwa and South Luangwa National Parks and associated game management areas in the east of the country make up almost as large an area where they straddle the Luangwa River and provide an exceptional experience in the ancient riverine woodlands adjacent to the river.
Located in the oldest section of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, his remote tract of land covering 4636 km2 offers one of the finest wilderness experiences in Zambia, if not Africa itself. The beauty of visiting this park is the truly remarkable opportunities to experience Africa as it was. It is wild and untouched, and you are simply an unobtrusive witness to its natural beauty and drama. Wildlife concentrates near the Luangwa River, guided walking safaris on existing animal trails are the only way to see the residents, which include buffalo, elephants, lions, leopards, Africa’s greatest concentration of hippos, and over 400 species of birds. The North Luangwa National Park offers some of the finest walking and walking trails in Africa, a true wilderness with plenty to see and this is how the park is best explored.
Liuwa Plain National Park
Liuwa Plains National Park in the Western Province of Zambia - an area with rich cultural heritage as well as wonderful wildlife. Liuwa Plain National Park is situated in Barotseland on the Upper Zambezi Flood Plains.
Liuwa Plain National Park is 3,660km2 of extensive grasslands and a few wooded islands, the area is a huge, extremely flat plain, and during the rainy season, most of it is under water. It is home to the second-largest wildebeest migration in Africa. Every year tens of thousands of blue wildebeest move north toward greener grazing pastures in early July.
The Zambian wilderness represents wild Africa at its best. Located in the heart of the continent at the crossroads of Southern and East Africa, Zambia showcases some of the best, most vast wildlife reserves in all Africa. Explore the remote Lower Zambezi by canoe, boat or 4x4 vehicle.
The Lower Zambezi National Park covers an area of 4092 km2, with the largest concentration of game congregating along the valley floor. The Zambezi is the fourth-longest river in Africa, the longest east-flowing river in Africa and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa. The park covers a wide area but the escarpment acts as a kind of barrier keeping most animals in the bottom of the valley. This park is so beautiful that it is hard to know which to admire more, the scenery or the animals. Wildlife seems less bothered by people when they are at water level, which is why, in the Lower Zambezi, 'river safaris' and 'canoe excursions' are popular activities.