Silence. Darkness. You hear huffing. Turn on the spotlight and it’s a buffalo herd, barely ten metres away.
A strange, strangled call pierces the nighttime serenity. Driving over you see the aftermath of a kill, a leopard pulling a Cookson’s wildebeest up a tree.
Nighttime is when all the drama happens. It’s when big cats do most of their hunting. It’s when hippos are grazing, elephants are getting lost, and antelope herds gather for protection in numbers.
South Luangwa is widely considered the best destination in Africa for a nighttime game drive. You’ll spend many hours exploring after dark, taking drinks and food for a nocturnal adventure in the bush. Expect a lot of superb wildlife scenes.