Falling in love with the South Luangwa National Park

The South Luangwa National Park is a little gem in Eastern Zambia. Over the last few months I visited four times and saw pretty much everything except male lions! If you ever come by Zambia, you’ve got to pay a visit.

Impalas are plentiful in South Luangwa.
The hippos are probably the most hilarious animal here. We spent a lot of time trying to imitate hippo language.
The park follows the course of the valley of the Luangwa River, which is full of hippos and crocodiles.
The Zebra is one of my favourite animals.
The park is famous for its large herds of elephant. Although elephants can be dangerous, these guys were pretty chilled with us.
Sometimes it’s cool to just stop by the river and soak in the view.
There are seven species of giraffes. The ones here are the shortest and are only found in Zambia.
Lilac-crested roller.
We saw African wild dogs, a beautiful but endangered animal, with only several thousand individuals remaining in the wild.
We followed as they suddenly began a hunt, the leader having chosen their target. Wild dogs hunt in packs, using endurance to tire their victim.
The park is also famous for its leopard population. It was surprisingly easy to find this female, who hung out with us for ten or fifteen minutes.

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