Walk on the Wild Side in Untouched Africa

Special Event!

A special variation of this itinerary is part of our Namibia: A Vision for Wildlife Symposium and Safari Program in April 2019.


Zambia, birthplace of the walking safari, is remote and untamed, and we’ve created an adventure that’s a match for its wonders. With our consummate safari guide Jason Alfonsi, we appreciate the African wilderness with all our senses—up close and in a magical way that is impossible in a vehicle. Tracking game on foot is always a thrill, from seeing a family of elephant taking a mud bath to watching puku, waterbuck, kudu, and impala leaping through the bush. South Luangwa National Park is as wild as it gets, but our lodges and Hemingway-style mobile camps ensure comfort. Bush walks, night game viewing, 4WD exploration, and magenta sunsets make this an amazing safari.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-2
Nkwali Camp, South Luangwa National Park

From Mfuwe, our game drive brings us to Nkwali Camp, a lovely lodge on the banks of the Luangwa River and a great setting for wildlife viewing in prime riverine woodlands. As the sun sets, a different world awakens and our evening game drives reveal the nocturnal world of leopard, lion, and hyena.

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Days 3-6
Walking Safari / Luangwa Valley

We’re up at sunrise each day for an exciting bush walk in the early light of dawn, with the chance to see elephant, waterbuck, hippo, and zebra at close quarters, and, with luck, the full complement of predators. From examining a bird’s nest to tracking a lion, we’ll get a deeper understanding of the fascinating bush ecosystem and how it works—a true experience of Africa and its wildlife that you can’t get from a vehicle. Our full-service mobile camps provide wonderful comfort, from cozy walk-in tents with camp beds to delicious meals served al fresco.

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Days 7-10
Tena Tena Camp

In the countryside around Tena Tena, leopard sightings are frequent and famous, and the birdwatching is out of this world. Bush walks and 4WD game drives bring us along stunning oxbow lakes and through ebony forests. Depart on Day 10 via Mfuwe.

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Experience an incredible walking safari in a pristine African wilderness
Great leopard sightings and the possibility of predator-prey interactions
Night drives allow us to get closer to many nocturnal creatures
Small groups (maximum 6!) provide an authentic and intimate experience
Welcoming lodges, full-service private camps in the wild


Length: 10 days
Cost From: $6595  
Arrive: Mfuwe, Zambia
Depart: Mfuwe, Zambia
Lodging: 4 nights mobile tents, 3 nights semi-permanent tented camp, 2 nights game lodges
Meals: All meals included (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Safaris, Wildlife & Natural History, Walking
Trip Level:

4-day walking safari in Luangwa Valley, 6-8 miles a day over uneven terrain, 4WD game viewing

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