Pia Manzi Private Game Reserve is located within the prime tourism area of the Luangwa Valley in the South Luangwa region of Zambia, a 5 hour drive or 45 minute flight from Lusaka. The reserve boasts a beautiful and varied ecosystem and a combination of habitats that provide an ideal safari experience with over 37 animal species (including 4 of the ‘Big 5’) and over 100 bird species.
Situated on the banks of the Luangwa and Nyimba Rivers, Pia Manzi (meaning “at the edge of the water” in Nyanja) offers exclusive traversing rights within 37,000 acres (15,000 hectares) of untouched wilderness.
Previously a game hunting reserve, Pia Manzi is now a wildlife conservation reserve where sustainable conservation efforts will ensure the protection and biodiversity of all its wildlife and natural environment.
Renowned for its unspoilt beauty and varied habitats, the Luangwa Valley supports one of Africa’s richest concentrations of wildlife and birds. The geology is varied and embraces both escarpments and valley floor. Dry sandy riverbeds, streams and lagoons create the ideal habitat for big game. Elevation runs from 1200 meters (4300 ft.) in the hills to 450 meters (1350 ft.) at river level.