Explore two iconic parks and diverse activities on this Zambia luxury walking safari

Walking safaris were pioneered in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park, and this 35,000-square-mile expanse of wilderness remains one of the best places in Africa to take in the unforgettable sights, sounds, and smells of the bush on foot. 

After walking between three small bush camps in South Luangwa, finish your safari with some pampering at a luxurious lodge in Lower Zambezi National Park. As well as exciting off-road and night game drives, you can embark on canoeing and boating excursions along the Zambezi River.

Exploring Zambia: Walking and Waterways: 12 days/11 nights

DAY 1:

Arrive Lusaka, fly to South Luangwa National Park, Mfuwe Lodge

DAYS 2 & 3:

Walk (or drive) to Chindeni Bushcamp

DAYS 4 & 5:

Walk (or drive) to Bilimungwe Bushcamp

DAYS 6 & 7:

Walk (or drive) to Kapamba Bushcamp

DAYS 8, 9, 10 & 11:

Fly to the Lower Zambezi National Park, Old Mondoro

DAY 12:

Fly to Lusaka, depart

Exploring Zambia: Walking and Waterways trip highlights

  • This 12-day Zambia luxury walking safari starts in Lusaka, from where you’ll fly to South Luangwa National Park. Mfuwe Lodge overlooks a lagoon that attracts abundant wildlife, including leopard and lion, and the river is home to hippos, crocodiles, and wading waterfowl. Late in the season, elephants are known to saunter through the lobby.
  • A walk or transfer through the park will get you started at the rustic-luxe and remote Chindeni Bushcamp, which consists of just four stilted chalets set on a permanent lagoon. Bush walks and day and night game drives explore the nearby N'Chindeni Hills. Be on the lookout for large concentrations of wildlife, or simply sit back and enjoy the views from the deck.
  • Continue walking or drive to Bilimungwe Bushcamp. With the open waters of the Luangwa River on your doorstep and a nearby plain where leopard prowl, this is a nature-lovers paradise. Have a sunrise breakfast in a secret spot or dinner under the stars in the boma.
  • Your final tented camp is Kapamba Bushcamp (walk or drive). There are just four reed-and-thatch rooms here, and camp is centered around a busy waterhole. Game drives, armchair safaris, bush walks, and a wildlife hide are splendid ways to pass the days.
  • Return to Mfuwe Airstrip for your direct flight to the Lower Zambezi National Park and enjoy a short game drive en route to Old Mondoro. A fenceless camp, plentiful game roams through, waterbuck, baboons, buffalo, and elephants being the most common visitors. The Big Five are present in South Luangwa (except rhino) and notable species include Thornicroft giraffe and Crawshay zebra. Embark on twice daily off-road and night game drives, walking safaris, canoeing, and catch-and-release angling for tigerfish while soaking in the sights and sounds of one of the most beautiful parts of southern Africa.

Price

$12,700 - $16,050  per person sharing in 2024

Exploring Zambia: Walking and Waterways on a map

Lusaka

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Mfuwe Lodge

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Chindeni Bushcamp

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Bilimungwe Bushcamp

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Kapamba Bushcamp

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Old Mondoro

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Lusaka

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