Zambia Walking Safari
Day 1 – South Luangwa National Park
On your arrival into Lusaka Airport you will be met and assisted with your onward flight to Mfuwe Airport, the access point to the South Luangwa National Park. The South Luangwa is one of the more famous national parks in Zambia and is the home of the walking safari.
From Mfuwe Airport you will be driven about 1 hour to Nkwali Camp for the night. Nkwali is located on the Luangwa River overlooking the South Luangwa National Park. After high tea you have the chance to enjoy an afternoon and evening game drive in the South Luangwa National Park.
Day 2 – South Luangwa National Park
After an early breakfast you head into the South Luangwa for the start of your walking safari. The drive takes you through some of the remoter parts of the park, arriving at camp intime for lunch. After your afternoon siesta your guide takes you on your first walk in the area around the camp, returning in time for sundowners and dinner under the stars.
The rustic mobile camp has large walk-in tents with proper beds. There are shared long-drop toilet and bucket showers.
Days 3 and 4 – South Luangwa National Park
Another early start for your morning walking safari. The area around the camp is remote away from any other camp and so the animals are not used to people and so tend to be a little shyer. The walking safaris are varied and over the course of your walking safari you will learn anything from insects and animal dung, to bird’s nests, medicinal uses of plants, trees to tracking lions, elephants and buffalo. At Stanley Safaris, we love walking safaris as this is one of the purest ways to experience Africa.
The camp will be packed up and moved to the next site. By the time you reach camp it would have been setup, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy lunch.
In the afternoon after siesta you head out on a walking safari around the camp.
You have 2 nights at this camp
Days 5 and 6 – South Luangwa National Park
Today you continue your walking safari south along the Mupamadzi River which is a major tributary of the Luangwa River. The camp moves to the third site and by the time you get there by mid-morning it would have been setup already. Enjoy 2 nights at the camp, exploring this area on morning and afternoon walking safaris.
Day 7 – South Luangwa National Park
This morning after an early breakfast, the vehicle will collect you from camp and drive you about 4-5 hours to the Luangwa River crossing opposite Tena Tena Camp where you will be met and boated across the river. This is the perfect end to your Zambian walking safari and the best place to rest your legs. After lunch and siesta, you have the chance for an afternoon game drive in the park.