Even in England, walking is the best way to travel if you want to see everything and absorb the atmosphere of the local countryside. So imagine the sensation of taking a walking safari through some of the most fascinating areas of Zambia. You’ll wander from one small, tented safari camp to the next – guided by knowledgeable professionals – and along the way you’ll discover the wildlife of the South Luangwa National Park and the Mupamadzi River.
But your feet do get a holiday too – you’ll also take game drives into the deep bush surrounding the Luangwa River and watch the wildlife of Tena Tena.
Day 1: Johannesburg – Lusaka
Fly from London Heathrow to Johannesburg to catch your connecting flight to Lusaka.
Day 2: South Luangwa National Park
From Lusaka you’ll fly into South Luangwa National Park where your adventure really begins, with your first night spent sleeping in an authentic tented safari camp.
Stay: Overnight at Nkwali Camp.
Day 3: Mupamadzi River
You drive north with your expert guide towards the wildlife-rich Mupamadzi River and your first mobile camp. You’ll have time to relax before your first walking exploration of the surrounding bush; followed by swapping ‘first day experiences’ over sundowners around the traditional camp fire.
Day 4 – 7: Mupamadzi River
You have a whole parade of wildlife – both big and minute – to watch as you walk from camp to camp. Your guide will point out the game as you go, and your camps are chosen for their easy access to known game sites. On your final day you’ll follow the river downstream, on foot, whilst your camp is moved to the next observation point.
Stay: Overnights in mobile, tented camps.
Luangwa River – Tena Tena
Today you safari by 4×4 vehicle through the bush to the crossing point of the majestic Luangwa River. You’ll be ferried over the river to continue your drive to Tena Tena.
Stay: Overnight at Tena Tena.
Drive to the local airstrip and fly to Lusaka where you’ll connect with your overnight flight home via Johannesburg.