Zambia’s South Luangwa is the country’s premiere destination for wildlife-based tourism yet, like many areas on the planet, it is threatened by a multitude of problems.
Despite being one of the most wildlife-rich areas in Africa, its natural heritage is under threat from poaching and other illegal activities. Other areas of concern include a rapidly growing human population, lack of adequate information on wildlife species, and a lack of training, education, and employment opportunities in the local communities who are ultimately responsible for conserving their wildlife resources.
In this time of pressing environmental and social problems, responsible wildlife-based tourism is of paramount importance for the ecosystems, wildlife, and local communities that depend on them.
To help combat these serious threats to the Luangwa’s wildlife, The Bushcamp Company, through Charity Begins at Home, is a proud supporter of three local wildlife organisations – Conservation South Luangwa (CSL), the Zambian Carnivore Programme (ZCP) and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife- that work together on various conservation efforts to address these issues and conserve the Valley’s wildlife.