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South Luangwa's Hippos and More

Listed under Wildlife in Northern Zambia, Zambia.

  • Photo of South Luangwa's Hippos and More
  • Photo of South Luangwa's Hippos and More
  • Photo of South Luangwa's Hippos and More
Photo of South Luangwa's Hippos and More
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Concentrated around the Luangwa river, this is one of the best places to see a range of different game animals. The park is remote and animals gather naturally around the waterway's valleys creating a density of African wildlife seen in few other reserves. There are hippos a plenty with an estimated 50 hippos per kilometre of river. 60 different animal species and over 400 species of bird reside in the park (the exception being rhinos who have been poached to extinction in this region.).

For bird life visit the park in the rainy season between November and April, but for game, the best time to visit is the dry season when animals gather closer to the water source.

Budding botanists will enjoy the baobabs and tamarind trees.

Written by  Jodie Kimbah.

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