South Luanga National Park is the southernmost National Park in the valley of the Luangwa River. The best way to get there is to fly to Lusaka and then to Mfuwe and then drive about an hour.
Concentrations of game in the valley of the Luangwa are among the intense in all of Africa. The river itself teems with hippos and crocodiles and there are large populations of other mammals including elephants and leopards and over 400 species of birds.
We were at the end of a morning game drive in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia when we saw a number of vehicles stopped. Our guide wisely took us away from the crowd and within minutes a leopard appeared carrying a recently killed impala and running toward a tree about a hundred feet from us, with a hyena close behind. He scampered up the tree with the impala in his mouth.