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, an expert on all things Zambian, 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.
— Sue V., Haslett, MI
Nkwali Camp, South Luangwa National Park
A charter flight brings you to Nkwali Camp, a lovely lodge on the banks of the Luangwa River, for 4WD game viewing in prime riverine woodlands. With the setting of the sun, a different world awakens and evening game drives reveal the nocturnal world of leopard, lions, genets, and hyenas. The immediate region around Nkwali Camp is famous for its thriving population of leopards.
Walking Safari / Luangwa Valley
You’re up at sunrise each day for an exciting bush walk with your tracker guides, with the possibility of seeing elephants, waterbucks, hippos, zebras, and with luck, the full complement of predators. From examining a bird’s nest to tracking a lion, you’ll learn the many facets of the bush. This is a true experience of Africa and its wildlife that you simply can’t get from a vehicle. Our fully serviced mobile camps provide everything you need—from cozy walk-in tents with camp beds to delicious meals served al fresco.
Tena Tena Camp
From Tena Tena Camp, set along the Luangwa River, head out on bush walks and game drives along stunning oxbow lakes and in ebony forests. From the thatched dining room at sunset, you can sip a cocktail as elephants and hippos bathe in the river nearby. Depart on Day 10.