South Luangwa National Park is in east Zambia’s Luangwa River valley. It’s known for its abundant wildlife Inside Mfuwe village at the gate entrance, the river is often crowded with hippopotamus. The woodland savannah is home to hundreds of bird species. Trails from the park’s lodges wander past the baobab trees to a herd of elephant and rare Thornicroft giraffe. Spotlights are used to locate the leopard population at night.