Both North and South Luangwa lie within the western arm of the Great Rift Valley, entrapped between the Luangwa River and the dramatic Muchinga escarpment. The south is the larger of the two areas covering 90,000 square kilometres to the north’s 4,600 square kilometres. The habitats of north and south are similar with miombo woodland on the escarpment, which on descent transform into dense mopane woodland, open grassland and floodplain. This diversity of vegetation supports an incredible sixty mammals species and four hundred species of bird.
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South Luangwa, Zambia
In a remote section of the South Luangwa National park is Zungulila Bush Camp. The camp is set on the banks of the Kapamba River as it meanders and curves, providing splendid panoramic views. Both the surrounding wilderness and the camp itself is reminiscent of Africa’s yester year - the bush is wild and free, untouched and unspoilt by the interference of man...
Reuters – Fri, Jan 25, 2013
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A species of South African dung beetle has been shown to use the Milky Way to navigate, making it the only known animal that turns to the galactic spray of stars across the night sky for direction.
Researchers have known for several years that the inch-long insects use the sun or moon as fixed points to ensure they keep rolling dung balls in a straight line - the quickest way of getting away from other beetles at the dung heap.