“Norman Carr was a man ahead of his time and was the bold innovator of the walking safari.”
WALKING SAFARI ZAMBIA
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 group of friends adventures and nature lovers who want to see wildlife in their natural habitat.
WALKING SAFARIS IN ZAMBIA
South Luangwa National Park is definitely one of the best parks in Africa due its concentration of wildlife. Also known as “Valley of the Leopards” due to regular sightings. This is where the first walking safari Zambia took place. In 2017 the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) declared South Luangwa the first sustainable wildlife park in Africa. The big 4 are all in South Luangwa and the Black Rhino is found in North Luangwa (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 unspoilt. They still offer the feel of the original safari experience of days gone by. We can help you find an affordable walking safari to meet your budget. Guides : Zambian guides are rated as some of the best in Africa and have to complete a very high standard of training.
WORKING ANTS SPOTTED ON A ZAMBIA WALKING SAFARI
Ants are among the leading predators of other insects, helping to keep pest populations low. Ants move approximately the same amount of soil as earthworms, loosening the soil in the process and increasing air and water movement into the ground.
LOOK FOR THE SMALL THINGS (A GUINEA FOWL FEATHER FOUND ON A WALKING SAFARI IN ZAMBIA)
Flocks of guineas kill and eat mice and small rats. In addition, guinea fowl can be used to control insects. Wild guineas eat mainly insects and flocks have been known to attack snakes.
ABOUT ZAMBIA WALKING SAFARIS
WALKING SAFARI ZAMBIA REFRESHMENT STOP
Take a break to enjoy delicious home made biscuits and coffee/tea.
CARPENTER TERMITES SPOTTED ON A WALKING SAFARI ZAMBIA
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 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 : a pair of comfortable, closed and tough walking shoes with a thick and solid 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 : sunblock and a hat to, as a bottle of water and your binoculars. Lightweight clothing is also a must and will extend a little extra comfort on your journey.
"One of the most exhilarating experiences I have ever had. A walking safari in Zambia gave me an opportunity to experience nature in a whole new way, My senses were heightened with every smell and sound. Every crackle of leaves or sudden movement left me on edge- anticipating what was coming next but being ready for anything no matter how large or small it may be! Thank you Kerry for your amazing recommendations they exceeded all my expectations! - Thomas"
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 the 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.