Zambia Walking Safari

Starting From

$6,495/person

Number of days

7

Start Location

Lusaka, Zambia

End Location

Lusaka, Zambia

Group Size

2-6

Operated by

MT Sobek

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Discover Africa's best-kept secret — Zambia's Luangwa Valley, a paradise showcasing an incredible concentration of wildlife. This adventure zeroes in on South Luangwa National Park, one of the greatest yet least visited wildlife sanctuaries on earth, boasting the continent's lowest ratio of people to animals. Experience the freedom of untamed wilderness on foot, along the trails where African walking safaris were born. Come nightfall, head out for thrilling game drives to spot lions, leopards, and other nocturnal creatures, then enjoy hot showers, gourmet meals, and sleeping in the bush.

Operated by:

MT Sobek

MT Sobek, the originators, innovators and leaders in adventure travel for more than five decades, crafts journeys to the world's most memorable places.

Itinerary

Arrive to Zambia

Arrive in Lusaka, Zambia, and board a flight to Mfuwe, the gateway to South Luangwa National Park. Meet your MT Sobek guide for transfer to the Mfuwe Lodge that overlooks the Mfuwe Lagoon, always bustling with wildlife — enjoy seeing a parade of animals who come to drink from the channel. Begin exploring this afternoon; in the evening, head out for a thrilling game drive, to find elephant shrews, genets, civets, porcupines, serval cats, and various mongooses.

Enjoy Safari Thrills at Mfuwe Lodge

Take walks and go on game drives to discover the abundant and varied wildlife and landscapes of South Luangwa National Park, featuring a mosaic of habitats — from flooded lagoons fringed with evergreen forest to tracts of deciduous mopane woodland. Look out for elephants, hippos, antelopes, and small animals galore: baboons, vervet monkeys, and even eight mongoose species. South Luangwa is also the stronghold of Zambia's endemic Thornicroft's giraffe and home to amazing birdlife. Spot the yellow-billed stork, the reclusive Pel's fishing owl, colorful carmine, and massive flocks of quelea finches.

Discover the Remote Reaches of South Luangwa National Park

Today, drive 3 to 4 hours to a bush camp deep in an untouched corner of South Luangwa. Enjoy lunch by the riverbanks and relax in comfortable hammocks before heading out for an afternoon game drive or a walk. Walk a total distance of around 2 to 4 miles per day, with refreshment stops along the way; a porter will carry drinking water, snacks, and coffee for the journey. The walk ends back in camp in time for afternoon tea.

Explore the Wilderness Surrounding Chamilandu Bushcamp

Wake up in a four-poster bed — a unique vantage point for watching animals roam across the landscape or swinging through the trees above. After breakfast, head out for another full day of adventures: short or long bush walks, day or night game drives, or just lounging around by the riverbanks brimming with wildlife — the choice is yours. After afternoon tea, rest and dine at camp before a night game drive with spotlights, looking out for lions on the kill, leopards on the prowl, and other nocturnal creatures.

See More of South Luangwa National Park from Kapamba Bushcamp

Today move on to the scenic Kapamba Bushcamp, set in a different area of the park. Arrive on foot or by 4X4 vehicle, and in the afternoon take a game walk — a great opportunity to experience the freedom of Africa's untamed wilderness on foot. Back at the camp, enjoy more wildlife sightings and a tasty meal.

Enjoy the Last Day in the Zambian Bush

On the last day in Luangwa Valley, follow in the footsteps of Africa's historic explorers. Hit nearby trails with first-class guides on safari walks or drives, along the trail looking out for surprises: leaping impala, screeching baboon troops, and loping giraffe. Exchange safari tales over a final group dinner, then fall fast asleep to the mesmerizing buzz of the bush.

Depart Zambia

After breakfast, bid farewell to the group and transfer to the airport Mfuwe Airport for your flight to Victoria Falls Airport for homeward-bound flights.

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