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Zambia Private Journey

Walking Safari in South Luangwa National Park


Zambia is the place to experience the quintessential African walking safari, and one of the few places in Africa where hiking is allowed in national parks. On this Private Journey, track game on foot, explore by open 4WD vehicles, set out on exciting night drives, and relish the wildness of South Luangwa National Park, 3,500 square miles of unspoiled Africa. Active days are paired with relaxing nights in lodges and Hemingway-style mobile camps that are set in the remote and untamed wilderness, yet ensure cozy comfort. This journey allows you to truly experience all that Africa has to offer, but up close and with all your senses in a way that is impossible from a vehicle. Be prepared for lion and leopard sightings along with elephants, hippos, and more!

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-3
South Luangwa National Park / Luwi or Nsolo Camp

South Luangwa National Park is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The valley of the Luangwa River supports a wide range of wildlife from crocodile to hippo, giraffe, elephant, and Cape buffalo. During your days here, enjoy guided walking safaris as well as day and nighttime game drives. The amount of walking you want to do is flexible. The beloved safari tradition of a “sundowner” drink in a beautiful spot ends each day.

Luwi Camp
Luangwa Valley, Zambia
Days 1 to 3 (3 nights)
Nsolo Camp
Luangwa Valley, Zambia
Days 1 to 3 (3 nights)
Sleepout Under the Stars (Optional Upgrade)
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Days 1 to 3 (3 nights)
Days 4-6
South Luangwa National Park / Kakulia or Mchenja Camp

Journey on foot through the valley of the Luangwa River, “reading” the bush with your game-spotter, as you make your way to your next camp on foot or by 4WD vehicle. Camps are set along the Luangwa River in a remote and tranquil setting and providing an exciting base for walking and game drives. Expect large herds of elephants and rivers packed with hippos and crocs. The diverse habitat supports a wide variety of plains game and birdlife.

Kakuli Camp
Luangwa Valley, Zambia
Days 4 to 5 (2 nights)
Mchenja Camp (Optional Upgrade)
Luangwa Valley, Zambia
Days 4 to 5 (2 nights)



Track game on foot with a trained ranger-guide along the beautiful Luangwa River
Thrilling 4WD safaris and evening game drives in an undiscovered African wilderness
Fantastic leopard sightings


Length: 7 days
Cost From: $6495  
Arrive: Lusaka, Zambia
Depart: Lusaka, Zambia
Lodging: 6 nights in luxury tented camps
Meals: All meals except 1 lunch included as indicated in the Detailed Itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Wildlife & Natural History, Walking
Trip Level:

Game walks, exploration by 4WD vehicle
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