The pristine 1,000,000 acre West Petauke Game Management Area is situated in the South Luangwa Valley, an extension of the famous Rift Valley. Renowned for it 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 escarpment and valley floor. Dry sandy riverbeds, steams and lagoons create the ideal habitat for the hunting of big game. Elevation runs from 12000 metres (4300ft.) in the hills to 450 metres (1350ft.) at river level.