One of the iconic sounds of the valley is that of hippos – also known as the ‘river horses’. The largest concentration of these amazing creatures are found at the Luangwa River, boasting more per kilometre than any other river in Africa!
This year’s rainy season in South Luangwa has been a good one. We’re at the tail end now but still getting the odd shower and storm. The park is a lush patchwork of greens and the air is fresh and clear. It’s the perfect time to visit.
Soon you will discover how lodges and organisations in the valley are working together to create a positive impact on the community and wildlife through employment and education.
A female kudu demonstrates that she is a master of camouflage.
A tale of two baobab trees in South Luangwa with a story to tell…
There are five hypotheses as to why the zebra has stripes….Marula Lodge gets closer to answering the age-old question.
Recent sightings of South Luangwa’s wild-dogs have brought back memories for one Marula Lodge guest…
A new year has arrived and we’re sure you’ll all agree that in anticipation of the trials and tribulations that 2017 could bring, our thoughts are already turning to that holiday reprieve.
We can all recognise certain birds because they’re large, colourful, have an easily identifiable call, a distinctive style of flying or something special that sticks in the mind
Many people recognise meerkats thanks to a TV series and a UK comparison site but are less familiar with one of our more entertaining garden visitors. Both belong to the same family but there are no meerkats here, just our own banded mongoose
When it comes to wildlife in Africa five species stand out, the biggest and most beautiful big five, however we mustn’t overlook the less appealing of the wild’s inhabitants, the ugly five.
Marula lodge in Zambia have opened a library for the local children to learn about the wildlife in South Luangwa
Meet, South Luangwa’s endemic Thornicroft’s giraffe, one of the smallest giraffe subspecies in Africa.
Myths about hyenas are shared around Africa and give these creatures a bad name. But most are just that; myths.
Mid-August onwards heralds the arrival of the southern carmine bee-eaters in South Luangwa, painting the sky with a brilliant blur of colour.
Nothing quite compares to watching the elephants cross the Luangwa River from the comfort of a chair on the riverbank.
The glorious Luangwa River is a major tributary of the Zambezi and home to a host of local wildlife. Discover the best time to visit this jewel of Zambia.
A genetic mutation has resulted in a ginger-coloured lion in South Luangwa.
An adorable leucistic baboon is spotted playing in South Luangwa as his mother keeps watch.
As the rainy season comes to an end, and the chill returns to the air, the animals come out to play in South Luangwa.
Lion cubs abound in South Luangwa in these too-cute-for-words photos of a proud mother and her new family.