South Luangwa

South Luangwa is not as widely known as the likes of Kruger or Masai Mara, nor is it as accessible. Beginning as a game reserve in 1938, the South Luangwa National Park became an official national park in 1972 and now provides a 9,000km2 home for herds of elephants and Buffalo, Lions, Thornicroft Giraffe, Crawshay’s Zebra and the elusive majesty of the leopard.  

We wanted to spend as much time as possible with leopards and the best place on earth to find them is South Luangwa. I can almost guarantee that you will see leopard here. It has the highest concentration of leopards in Africa. The landscapes are also breathtaking; ranging from ebony forests to open plains punctuated only by the occasional baobab, to a number of oxbow lagoons, making it a dream destination for photography and filmmaking.

  • Chris Schmid - South Luangwa

    South Luangwa

    Sony a7RMII FE 70 – 200mm f/2.8 GM OSS, 1/640 sec, f/6.3, ISO 320
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    South Luangwa

    Sony a7RMII G SSM 500mm F4, 1/800 sec, f/5, ISO 250
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  • Chris Schmid - South Luangwa

    South Luangwa

    Sony a7RMII G SSM 500mm F4, 1/8000 sec, f/4, ISO 640
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  • Chris Schmid - South Luangwa

    South Luangwa

    Sony a7RMII FE 70 – 200mm f/2.8 GM OSS, 1/2500 sec, f/4, ISO 320
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  • Chris Schmid - South Luangwa

    South Luangwa

    Sony a7RMII FE 70 – 200mm f/2.8 GM OSS, 1/640, f/5, ISO 320
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  • Chris Schmid - South Luangwa

    South Luangwa

    Sony a7RMII G SSM 500mm F4, 1/1000 sec, f/4.0, ISO 250
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  • Chris Schmid - South Luangwa

    South Luangwa

    Sony a7RMII G SSM 500mm F4, 1/2500 sec, f/1.4, ISO 400
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  • Chris Schmid - South Luangwa

    South Luangwa

    Sony a7RMII G SSM 500mm F4, 1/2000 sec, f/5, ISO 400
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  • Chris Schmid - South Luangwa

    South Luangwa

    Sony a7RMII G SSM 500mm F4, 1/640 sec, f/6.3, ISO 250
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  • Chris Schmid - South Luangwa

    South Luangwa

    Sony a7RMII G SSM 500mm F4, 1/1000 sec, f/4.5, ISO 400
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  • Chris Schmid - South Luangwa

    South Luangwa

    Sony a7RMII FE 70 – 200mm f/2.8 GM OSS, 1/640 sec, f/3.2, ISO 320
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  • Chris Schmid - South Luangwa

    South Luangwa

    Sony a7RMII FE 70 – 200mm f/2.8 GM OSS, 1/200 sec, f/3.5, ISO 500
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  • Chris Schmid - South Luangwa

    South Luangwa

    Sony a7RMII FE 70 – 200mm f/2.8 GM OSS, 1/640, f/4.5, ISO 320
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  • Chris Schmid - South Luangwa

    South Luangwa

    Sony a7RMII FE 70 – 200mm f/2.8 GM OSS, 1/400 sec, f/5, ISO 160
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