Allow me to reintroduce South Luangwa

Marlon duToit All Authors, Marlon Leave a Comment

We all love predators, right?

A pride of lions on the hunt or a leopardess scaling up the vertical trunk of a large tree. These are all moments that get our blood rushing!

I have traveled to many African safari destinations. I have seen incredible sights and witness amazing events involving Africa’s predators, but few places have left such a lasting impact on me as South Luangwa.

The first thing that will strike you is the beauty of the terrain. The winding Luangwa River is scenic beyond words, and the many Oxbow lakes, all remnants of the flow of the river, are a huge drawcard for resident game to drink from.

The tree’s are spectacular, ranging from ashy Leadwood Trees to giants such as Ana Trees and Jackalberries. The varied landscape provides habitat for many animals and Luangwa even boasts their very own species of zebra, giraffe & wildebeest.

The predators however is what makes this area so special. Lions & leopard are abundant within the reserve. African wild dog & hyena are also seen regularly and as are cheetah.
The lions of the reserve have adapted to hunting hippo. It’s an incredible feat and one every photographer would love to witness & photograph.
The varied landscape is the perfect habitat for the shy & elusive leopard. In Luangwa they often venture out in the daytime hours, and are frequently spotted out on safari.

Our Luangwa guides also encourage us to stay out later in the evenings. Yes, you read that right! In my experience most guides rush to get back to camp for dinner or some reason unbeknownst to their guests. In Luangwa however guides make use of the opportunity to spend time with predators as they hunt, often 2 hours after sunset. This gives you an incredible opportunity to see hunting predators before you eyes, and also gives you the chance to photograph them under artificial light.

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If you have ever been to South Africa’s Sabi Sand Reserve and enjoyed it, then imagine South Luangwa as the Sabi Sands was 50 years ago. Wild, remote and incredible game viewing opportunities!
There’s little other vehicles around and often you can stay in sightings with animals for hours on end!

This safari is designed to bring you a surreal African paradise with abundant predator sightings in a setting that is free of the usual safari masses. Wait a second! That sounds like paradise, does it not? 😉

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We have also just slashed the prices of our 2016 safari to make it even more possible for you to join us on safari. 2016 is filling up fast but there’s always space to join on our 2017 departures!

Get in touch with us today to make this incredible safari experience yours!

To ask a question or to book your spot, simply CLICK HERE and send me an email.

Thanks for your time and catch up soon,

About the Author

Marlon duToit

Passion, enthusiasm and an unquenchable thirst to explore and introduce you to our natural world’s wildlife perfectly sums up my ambitions. I can’t imagine myself doing anything else. Through my African adventures I kept my photographic passion alive. Behind a camera aimed at a lion or a leopard is where I am most at home, my heart skipping a beat at the mere thought of it. My intention has never been solely for recognition but for the plight of what’s left of our natural recourses. Using my love and understanding of wildlife I am able to convey to the viewer more than an image or a fleeting moment. I aim to tell a story, to bring that moment alive to you and to capture your heart through it.

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