South Luangwa National Parks Home of the Luangwa River, The Luangwa Valley represents Africa at its finest. Covering 9,000 square kilometres this pristine wilderness area represents the truest definition of wild African isolation and splendour. The leopard population of this region is legendary and is said to better any location in central and southern Africa. The ox-bow lakes, woodlands and vast plains of the valley host large concentrations of game. This tranquil wilderness sanctuary inspired the original African Walking Safari and several multi day walking safaris are offered here.