Working Ants, spotted on a Zambia Walking Safari

Ants are efficient predators of other insects, which helps to keep insect populations under control. Ants loosen the soil in the same way as earthworms do and improve air and water movement into the Earth.

​Look out for the Small Things while you walk

Flocks of guineas kill and eat mice and small rats. In addition, guinea fowl can be used to control insect. Wild guineas eat mainly insects and flocks have been known to attack snakes.

Carpenter Termites were spotted on a Zambia Walking Safari

Carpenter ants clean up pest debris and promote composting of rotting wood. A beneficial insect. Although they do not eat wood as termites do, they seek out and destroy damp or rotting wood in which to make their nests. And they are very good at it.

Walking Safaris Refreshment Stop

Take a pause to enjoy delicious homemade biscuits and tea/coffee.

What you need to know about Walking Safari Zambia

When: In peak season (walking is only done in the dry season May – November depending on the rains)

Why: A walking safari will engage all of your senses and let you see the little 5 and the green 5 and ugly 5 .

Dress: You'll need a pair of comfortable, closed, and sturdy walking shoes with a thick and robust sole and light flexible clothing.

Guides: Zambian guides are rated as some of the best in Africa and have to complete a very high standard of training.

Carry: A sunblock, and a hat with chin strap, a bottle of water and your binoculars. Lightweight clothes are also advised, adding a little more comfort on your trip.

Safety: Safety is a top priority when it comes to walking. Guides know what they are doing and have the knowledge and understanding of the bush. Follow their instructions.

Experience: Not only will you be able to view animals like elephant, buck, baboons, birds and hippos from a different perspective, you’ll also notice the little things; insects, small mammals, reptiles and uniquely adapted flora that is just waiting to be discovered. You will also learn about animal tracking, medicinal plants, the beautiful and useful flora of Zambia and so much more as you walk through the wilderness.

Rates : Zambia caters for all pockets. Budget camps tend to be near the park gate and luxury (walking only) camps are more remote inside the park.  

Things To Do in Walking Safaris

Classic 8-day walking safaris are the perfect way to immerse yourself in the African bush and get up close and personal with the wildlife. You'll sleep in luxury tents in temporary camps in the middle of the bush, and spend your days walking through the wilderness on guided nature walks. These safaris are perfect for those who want to get away from it all and really experience Africa's natural beauty. Bush camps are a great option for those who want to be closer to the action, as they're usually located near popular safari destinations. Here, you'll have the opportunity to take part in a variety of safari activities, including game drives, walking safaris and night drives. And, of course, you'll also be able to relax in your camp after a long day of exploring.

A short walk is a great way to get some exercise and see some sights without having to commit to a full-day walk. This short walk is typically an hour or less, and they're a great way to break up the day's activities. Whether you're looking for an adventure or just want to enjoy some time in the bush, there's a walking safari that's perfect for you.

If you're looking for an authentic safari experience, then a mobile camp is the perfect option. After a long day of walking and exploring the African bush, there is nothing better than returning to your camp to loosen and recharge. The camps are fully serviced and come with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including beds, hot bucket showers, and small terraces. This is a rare opportunity to get back to the real soul of safari and immerse yourself in the magic of the African bush.

South Luangwa and North Luangwa offer visitors a chance to get away from the crowds and discover the allure of the walking safari. With your expert guide, you'll be able to explore some of Africa's most remote locations, getting up close and personal with the wildlife. A mobile camping stay will give you a true taste of the bush, and you'll be able to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this special place. Prices for the tour include all meals, expert guides, and transportation. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Africa at its wildest. Do not miss it!

“Norman Carr was a man ahead of his time and was the bold innovator of the walking safari.”

Walking Safari

As you walk through the African Bush, you feel a sense of freedom and excitement as you wonder what might be lurking behind the next bush. Walking Safaris are great for solo, couples, or small groups of friends adventurers, and nature lovers who want to see wildlife in their natural habitat.

Highlights

  • Get your heart rate up from excitement while you see amazing animals in their natural habitats.
  • Enjoy peace place and relax
  • Learn new cultures and ways of life of Zambian
  • Make your journey adventurous, exciting and meet an unpredictable world
  • Escape from technology's distractions

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Walking Safaris in ZAMBIA

South Luangwa National Park is definitely one of the best parks in Africa due to its concentration of wildlife. Also known as “Valley of the Leopards” due to regular sightings. This is where the first walking safari in Zambia took place. In 2017, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) declared that South Luangwa National Park is Africa's first sustainable wildlife park. The big 4 are all in South Luangwa National Park and the Black Rhino is found in North Luangwa National Park (walking safaris only). Kafue National park, Lower Zambezi National Park, and Liuwa Plain home of the second-largest wildebeest migration also offer walking safaris. Zambian parks are remote and unspoiled. They still offer the feel of the original safari experience of days gone by. We can help you find affordable walking safaris to meet your budget.

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Special Package

Introducing "The Luxury Trail" - a 5-night adventure that combines nature and luxury. Immerse yourself in 2 National Parks, enjoy 2 remarkable safari camps, and experience a thrilling 2-night wilderness trail through Luambe National Park.

Day 1: Arrival / 1 night in South Luangwa

Arrive at Mfuwe Airport, and we'll whisk you away to one of our partner lodges in South Luangwa. Relax and settle in for your first night in this captivating wilderness.

Day 2: 1 Night at Luambe

After breakfast, embark on a scenic journey from South Luangwa to Luambe National Park via the Nsefu Sector. Welcome to Luambe Camp, where you'll be briefed on the exciting days ahead. Enjoy the tranquility of the camp as you spend your first night surrounded by nature's beauty.

Day 3 & 4: 2 Nights on the trail

Start your day with breakfast before setting off on an unforgettable trail adventure. Explore Luambe's diverse habitats and captivating landscapes. Experience the magic of a sleep-out camp with a delectable fire-cooked dinner under the enchanting Zambian night sky. Spend two nights embracing the wilderness at the sleep-out camp.

Day 5: 1 N ight at Luambe

Conclude your trail experience with an early morning walk and a delightful bush brunch. Return to Luambe Camp for relaxation, camaraderie with fellow adventurers, and a sumptuous dinner.

Day 6: Departure Day

Bid farewell to Luambe as you embark on a scenic drive back to Mfuwe.

Embrace the allure of "The Luxury Trail" and create cherished memories amidst Zambia's untamed beauty.

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The finest safari park in Zambia is Luangwa National Park! The national park offers a wide range of animal viewing adventures, as well as exceptional quality walking and guiding safaris that have raised the bar across Africa. Whether you want to see some of Zambia's iconic animals such as lions, leopards, and elephants or simply want to appreciate the serenity and beauty of this untouched part of Africa, North.Kafue is a less-visited park, but it offers a unique opportunity to experience the diverse landscapes and wildlife of Zambia.

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