Lions and leopards are often seen in the area around the camp,
as are buffalo and elephant. For big game like this, guests really
need a vehicle to get up close and here in the South Luangwa,
travellers have the privilege of going on game drives at night.
Guests are always amazed how much can be seen when they go down to
the river for sundowner cocktails before leisurely driving back to
camp. Bush babies in the trees stand out with their enormous eyes,
puku and impala scarcely notice as vehicles pass by. Guests often
see hyena and leopard in the early evenings and are able to get
very close in Sanctuary Retreats' specially designed 4 x 4
vehicles. On the open plains below the camp there are always
grazing herds of antelope and of course they attract the predators
that every guest wants to see.