One of the worlds most highly rated wildlife reserves, South Luangwa National Park offers visitors a range of lodges and hotels fit for royalty, and a host of interesting ways to experience the pristine African wilderness. The Luangwa River, twisting this way and that, through a 9059 km2 landscape littered with oxbow lakes, is the perfect watering hole for Zambias most concentrated selection of wildlife, especially leopard. Hippos and crocodiles luxuriate in the rivers cooling flow, while elephants line the banks. Of the sixty resident mammal species, Thornicrofts giraffe, Cooksons wildebeest and Crawshays zebra are unique to South Luangwa National Park, and puku, which are rarely seen anywhere outside of Zambia, are as common as impala. More than 400 species of bird have been spotted in the reserve. During your stay in South Luangwa, you will get to know its inhabitants intimately from guided bush-walks among them – a privilege offered only by the most prestigious game parks in the world.