South Luangwa National Park
Three of Zambia’s 19 national parks are located in the valley of the Luangwa River. The South Luangwa National Park is one of them and is one of the largest tourist attractions of the South African country as well as one of the most beautiful and popular national parks on the entire continent. It is characterized by its vastness and an enormous variety of animal species. The latter is primarily due to the fact that the meandering Luangwa is extremely watery and the national park area – in general and especially during the rainy season – is difficult to access for people. The living and survival conditions for animals are therefore very good.
60 different animal species cavort on 9,059 square kilometers. These include leopards, hippos and also kudu, which look downright majestic with their spiral-shaped horns. The 14 species of antelope in the park include the eland, which can weigh up to a thousand kilograms, and the elegant impalas. They are very similar to the pukus that can also be found here. Of course there are also Nile crocodiles, elephants – impressive herds of up to 70 animals – and buffalo. Crawshay’s zebras, blue wildebeest, lions, Nile monitors, pythons and baboons can also be observed. The Thornicroft giraffe, also known as Rhodesia, is only represented in the Luangwa Valley. In addition, no fewer than 400 bird species are recorded, 39 of which are birds of prey and 47 are migrant species.
The national park was opened in 1972 and declared a protected area as early as 1938. The first “walking safaris” were undertaken here in the early 1960s and there is still the opportunity to get close to the animals on foot and in the company of an experienced gamekeeper. Walking on your own is neither advised nor allowed. Most visitors take part in guided jeep tours or explore the park in their own car. Boat safaris are also offered during the rainy season. Whichever mode of transport is chosen: A stay in the South Luangwa National Park is an unforgettable experience on study trips to Zambia.
Lower Zambezi National Park
The Lower Zambezi National Park is one of the most attractive natural attractions in Zambia. Numerous different animal species cavort in the fascinating landscape of the park.
Location of the Lower Zambezi National Park
Anyone taking a trip or study trip to Zambia should dare a detour to the Lower Zambezi National Park. Many interesting animal and plant species can be discovered there.
The national park, which is also known as the Lower Zambezi National Park, can be found in the southeast of the South African landlocked state of Zambia (Republic of Zambia). It is located on the opposite side of the Mana Pools National Park, which is also one of the most famous facilities in the country. The national park is located on the middle course of the Zambezi River not far from the Cabora Bassa Lake between the Luangwa estuary and the Kariba dam.
The Lower Zambezi National Park covers an area of 4,092 square kilometers and is considered one of the most beautiful and at the same time most varied national parks in Zambia. Together with the Mana Pools National Park, the area forms a huge nature reserve.
National park attractions
A trip to the Lower Zambezi National Park is definitely worthwhile because the visitor can experience the wilderness of the country intensively there. The national park, which was only established in 1983, is one of the youngest parks in Zambia and is considered to be little developed. There is also still little tourism there.
One of the attractions of the Lower Zambezi National Park is of course its wildlife. This gives the visitor the opportunity to watch impressive elephants crossing the river or taking a bath. Sometimes the pachyderms stand on their mighty hind legs to get to the fresh green that grows on the trees, which is rarely found in other African parks.
Lagoons, river banks and mountains
The landscape of the Lower Zambezi National Park is particularly beautiful. These include the lagoons, the river banks and the mountain slopes of the Zambezi Escarpment. Most of the wild animals cavort in the alluvial forests of the river valley. In addition to elephants, these include lions, leopards, cheetahs, hippos, African buffalo, crocodiles and a large number of birds.
The months June to September are considered the best travel time to visit the national park, because then it is the dry season. You can also explore the river by boat or canoe.
Zanzibar study trips
To travel to Zanzibar means having a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania off the East African coast as a holiday destination… which, however, contrary to the prevailing picture, is not the one island of Zanzibar, but from the two neighboring islands of Unguja and Pemba together with their respective secondary islands and another more remote small island consists. The landscape of the west coast is characterized by an easily accessible shore and many, partly atoll-like bays, while the east coast is accompanied by a considerable beach reef with high surf. There are also differences in the interior of the island: here the western half is characterized by chains of hills, many flowing waters and a landscape that is worth seeing, the eastern half, on the other hand, is a flat, barren dry area in or under which caves and underground rivers lie. In terms of climate, you can expect maritime to tropical conditions in this contrasting landscape – which means that Zanzibar can be visited almost all year round, with the exception of the large rainy season from late March to early June. The island region is still a rather unusual destination, because although countless and diverse impressions can be gained, it also has different cultural and historical traces to show – but well-known and well-known sights are not necessarily there. Stone Town, for example, has quite a few things to see – especially houses with an unmistakable charm, as well as an Arab part of the old town and the Zanzibar Museum. Stone Town is also a good starting point for excursions – including to spice plantations for an intensive, sensual tour of discovery through colors and smells. The ears are also addressed in Zanzibar: especially with the rhythmic Taarab music that is popular on the islands.