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The Luangwa valley

 
The Luangwa river cuts through the East of Zambia and meets the Zambezi river at the border point between Zambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe more than 800km away from its source.

The Luangwa valley is the southern most part of the East African rift system. It is therefore enclosed by up to 1000m high escarpments. The most prominent rise is the Muchinga escarpment. It runs along the Western side of the South and North Luangwa National Parks.

 


 

  Luangwa Bridge

A small settlement has developed near the suspension bridge of the Great Eastern Road crossing the Luangwa river. It consists basically of a few houses and a big market. A good place to have a break and some local food.

The Luangwa river at Luangwa Bridge
The Luangwa river at Luangwa Bridge

 

The Luangwa river at Luangwa Bridge
The Luangwa river at Luangwa Bridge

 

Dried fish on the market at Luangwa Bridge.
Dried tigerfish on the market at Luangwa Bridge.

 


 

  Luambe National Park

The small Luambe National Park on the Easter side of the river lies between the big South and North Luangwa National Parks. Very little infrastructure, but always a good place to see animals.

Buffalos (Luambe NP)

 
Lions (Luambe NP)

 
Elephants (Luambe NP)

 


 

  North Luangwa National Park

The North Luangwa National Park is very remote piece of land. Only few visitors make it there, most of them drive in and out from the Northwest. Coming from the South is an adventure by itself driving through a very sparsely populated woodlands over 200km on sandy tracks and finally over the river with a pontoon (or through the river, when its dry). Only a hand full of Safari Camps offer accommodation and activities. North Luangwa is the place to go when you want to see animals and not safari vehicles.



Entering North Luangwa NP from the East with the pontoon

 
The dried out Luangwa river in October (North Luangwa NP)

 
Fish eagles at North Luangwa NP

 
Hippos in the last remaining pools of the Luangwa river (North Luangwa NP)


Zebras (North Luangwa NP)


Buffalo Camp, North Luangwa NP


Buffalo Camp, North Luangwa NP


Lions just outside Buffalo Camp, North Luangwa NP


Buffalo Camp, North Luangwa NP


Zebras (North Luangwa NP)


Cookson's Wildebeest (North Luangwa NP)


Warthog (North Luangwa NP)


Buffalos (North Luangwa NP)


Zebras (North Luangwa NP)


Death toll (North Luangwa NP)


Elephants (North Luangwa NP)

 


 

  South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park is one of the best-known national parks in Africa. Dozens of luxurious Safari Lodges and Camps are scattered mainly along the river. The park is relatively easy to reach by car or by airplane.

Zebras on the hunt for the last green grass, South Luangwa NP.
Zebras on the hunt for the last green grass, South Luangwa NP

Crowned cranes, South Luangwa NP.
Crowned cranes, South Luangwa NP

Puku antelopes, an ibis and crowned cranes, South Luangwa NP.
Puku antelopes, an ibis and crowned cranes, South Luangwa NP

Elephants under one of the few trees that provided some shade, South Luangwa NP.
Elephants under one of the few trees that provided some shade, South Luangwa NP

Giraffs near Mfuwe, just outside South Luangwa NP.
Giraffs near Mfuwe, just outside South Luangwa NP

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