Going on safari is super cool. What’s decidedly uncool is having to deal with the armies of jeeps and hordes of tourists in the big parks that sometimes make it feel more like a theme park with little care for the wildlife you’re there to see.But there’s a place off the beaten tourist track, without the camo-crowds, where you can still see Africa like Attenborough. That place – South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. It’s one of the best places to travel in Africa.
Choose between dawn and dusk game drives, where you’ll witness an epic African sunrise/sunset and an abundance of wildlife unmatched in most African national parks. Expect to see many leopards (the park is famous for its leopard population), along with every kind of game, lions, elephants, the rare Thornicroft giraffe, hippos, vervet monkeys, crocodiles, and cape buffaloes.South Luangwa River and National Park is one of the only places in Africa which allow real ‘walking through the wild savannah where lions and leopards roam in the morning light’ style safaris! This is a once in a lifetime kind of experience. South Luangwa is also affordable – game drives and walking safaris start at around $40 USD pp.