Animal Facts


Bushbuck (Tragelaphus sylvaticus)

Bushbuck (Tragelaphus sylvaticus)

We take a look at this beautiful and unmistakable antelope thriving in our national parks. Although they may appear shy, you will be surprised at the number of bushbucks you will be seeing on safari!

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Yellow Baboon (Cyanocephalus)

Yellow Baboon (Cyanocephalus)

Yellow baboons are a common sight in the Luangwa Valley. These creatures whom we share so much of DNA with, are simply fascinating.

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Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)

Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)

The African Fish Eagle is the national bird of Zambia, featuring on the country's coat of arms and flag and is easily found across the plains, marshlands and woodlands in Luangwa.

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Leopard (Panthera pardus)

Leopard (Panthera pardus)

The famously known Valley of Leopard in Luangwa, Zambia, is one of the best place to see this normally elusive cat.

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Crawshay's zebra (Equus quagga crawshayi)

Crawshay's zebra (Equus quagga crawshayi)

You will be seeing plenty of zebras during your safari in South Luangwa, if you haven't already! Here are some fun but true facts about these beautiful animals.

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Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)

Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)

The first animal you will probably see when entering South Luangwa National Park is the hippo!

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Lion (Panthera leo)

Lion (Panthera leo)

Lions are very often seen in Luangwa where they are doing extremely well. The abundance of prey and water makes it a very favourable environment for these powerful predators.

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Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

You will most certainly see large numbers of elephants during your safari in the Luangwa Valley. Here are some interesting facts about these amazing pachyderms.

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Bushbaby (Galago crassicaudatus)

Bushbaby (Galago crassicaudatus)

You may spot the shining eyes of those little creatures up in a tree on your night drives or even hear its distinctive wailing cry during the night!

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