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South Luangwa South

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South Luangwa South
is a sector of South Luangwa National Park, one of the richest areas for wildlife in Africa, with a particular reputation for elephants, lions and leopards.

This is definitely the most scenic area, with the Chindeni Hills to the east and the Muchinga Escarpment to the west really enclosing the place and providing scenic backdrops for landscape photography. It really is a stunningly beautiful place.

It also sees far less traffic than central areas, especially in the remote deep south.

However there is not quite the range of flora that one sees further north. The patches of riverine forest and seasonal marshlands are far fewer, the landscape away from the river being dominated by dry miombo woodland.

The wildlife may be a little less abundant, partly because of this deficit in attractive grazing areas, but mainly due to the higher poaching pressure in this part of the reserve, something which the presence of these camps is doing a great deal to reduce. Having said that, the wildlife viewing down here is still pretty good and you should generally have sightings to yourselves, which is such a bonus.

There are some extraordinarily good walking guides in this area and we have repeatedly been amazed at their ability to track and find lions and leopards in particular.

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