The most exciting way to experience and enjoy the African bush is on foot and Zambia offers the very best in walking safaris. To walk in the bush is to interact with it and appreciate it from a very different perspective, allowing you to discover with your professional guide all the smaller and more unusual animals, plants and facets of some beautiful wildlife areas. We work with several different walking safari operations in the South Luangwa, each of which offer a truly exhilarating and professional service.
Robin Pope has lived in this area for the past 25 years and is considered to be one of Africa’s top guides. It is possible to join a fully mobile walking safari sleeping under canvas in mobile tented camps or at any of three secluded bush camps, namely Tena Tena, Nkwali and Nsefu. The mobile camps are simple but comfortable with walk-in tents, bucket showers and long-drop toilets. The walks typically last for 7 – 10 nights.
Meanwhile Norman Carr Safaris operates four bush camps – Nsolo, Luwi, Kakuli & Mchenja – all of which are small and exclusive and beautifully located for you to soak up the true essence of this magical park. The ideal safari is to have a couple of nights at each bush camp, walking between each one and then have a full day’s game viewing having reached each camp. You can also choose to start or finish your safari at the main lodge of Kapani.
You tend to walk early in the morning when the day is still cool, before resting beneath the shady canopy of a handy ebony or fig tree to enjoy a well earned lunch and siesta. The game viewing in the area is exceptional and this is brought to life by being in the company of some of Zambia’s finest guides.