Zambia, birthplace of the legendary walking safari, is remote and untamed, and we’ve created an adventure that’s the perfect match for its wonders. With consummate safari guide Jason Alfonsi, you’ll set out on foot to explore the incredible sights, sounds, and scents of the African bush firsthand. Seeing big game this way is a whole different experience (you won’t be a bystander here!). And though 3,500-square-mile South Luangwa National Park is as wild as it gets, welcoming lodges and Hemingway-style mobile camps ensure total comfort. Bush walks, night game viewing, 4WD safaris by open vehicle, and magenta sunsets over an unspoiled African wilderness—if you’re looking for excitement, it’s all here!
This was an inspiring trip. I particularly enjoyed the walking part of the safari, which really gives you a taste of life in the African bush. The national park we visited is beautiful and remote and the accommodations are charming and well run.
— Peter and Henry H., New York, NY
Nkwali Camp, South Luangwa National Park
A bush flight brings you to Nkwali Camp, a lovely lodge on the banks of the Luangwa River, for 4WD game viewing in prime riverine woodlands. As the sun sets, a different world awakens and evening game drives reveal the nocturnal world of leopard, lion, and hyena.
Walking Safari / Luangwa Valley
You’re up at sunrise each day for an exciting bush walk with your tracker guide, with the chance to see elephant, waterbuck, hippo, zebra, and, if your luck holds, the full complement of predators. From examining a bird’s nest to tracking a lion, you’ll learn the many facets of the bush—a true experience of Africa and its wildlife that you simply can’t get from a vehicle. Our full-service mobile camps provide wonderful comfort, from cozy walk-in canvas tents with camp beds to delicious meals served al fresco.
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 game drives bring us along stunning oxbow lakes and through ebony forests. Depart on Day 10.