Lew Harris Safaris now conducts safaris in Zambia and provides clients with the peace of mind that their dream adventure can come true. All hunters, no matter their age, physical condition or hunting experience are welcome. The necessary arrangements are made to ensure all clients have a successful hunt.
THE LUANGWA VALLEY - like no other place on this earth
At first glance as your small charter aircraft glides down through the haze, the valley floor seems dry and unforgiving, a landscape devoid of life, a dull selection of browns and grays like the waters of the Luangwa river itself. Occasionally an elephant appears against the shimmering white sandbanks and hippos line the waters edge sunning themselves amidst the crocodiles.
Then as you get closer to the ground and see the tiny strip ahead of you suddenly out of the surrounding bush kudu's, impalas, pukus, warthogs flee in blind panic across the runway ahead while glimmering oxbow lakes teem with varied life, barking baboons, solitary hippos, elephants at play, buffalo cooling off.
Luangwa is like no other place in Zambia or Africa for that matter - it is a wilderness system that has remained, in it's further reaches, essentially wild and untouched. It supports a magnitude of species yet the unique aspect of Luangwa lies in the people that live there amongst the wildlife as they did many centuries ago. As you hunt, you are in the lands of a chief and a tribe, who continue daily life amidst wildlife and in the wilderness without much influence from our world.
Luangwa lies at the southern end of Africa's great rift system with the sluggish Luangwa river its lifeblood eventually spilling into the waters of the mighty Zambezi. From it's humble almost English countryside beginnings in the Muchinga escarpment the Luangwa forms one of Africa's great valleys supporting the greatest body of wildlife in this central part of Africa. Essentially the Valley with the north and south Luangwa National parks making up great swathes of protected land are Zambia's best kept wilderness repository and will remain so into the future.
The Valley is a result of down-faulting dating back to pre-dinosaur days. It is intersected by the 247km Luangwa River, a shallow wide muddy river, that teems with hippo and crocodile. Its banks are lined by riverine woodland and ox-bow lakes are a prominent feature. Inland,mopane woodland covers the valley floor interspersed by deciduous thickets. At the escarpment edges the bush becomes thicker again, varying from thorn thickets to open miombo woodland. It is this varying habitat that plays host to the valley's numerous species from elephant down to grysbok.
The Luangwa National Park is divided into the North and South Luangwa and GMA's are concentrated between and around these two parks.
We provide to our clients:
• Assistance to clients to tailor make their safaris to suit their needs and their budget.
• Airport pickup and drop off.
• Accommodation in traditional luxury lodges.
• Outstanding cuisine.
• A highly skilled team of Professional hunters, trackers, chefs and camp staff.
• Magnificent hunting areas.
• Outstanding trophy quality.
• Trophy handling to ensure your trophies are safely delivered to your door.