Monday, January 3

Safari (so goody!)

Elephants in South Luangwa (image courtesy of zambiatourism.comZambia has excellent wildlife, including all of the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard). There are many parks in Zambia, but some believe that South Luangwa is the best park on the continent. Situated in Zambia's Eastern Province, South Luangwa offers over 60 animal species and over 400 bird species, coupled with very low tourist traffic. In fact, it's possible to go an entire game drive without seeing another vehicle. South Luangwa also offers walking safaris and bush camping, two once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

Driving to South Luangwa is difficult, because the road into the park is very bad. However, there is a small airport (Mfuwe International), which many visitors utilize.

I've stayed in several places in the park, but Mfuwe Lodge beats them all.