Whilst many destinations can offer rewarding game-viewing on foot, they never quite compare with Zambia – the spiritual home of the walking safari. It was here, in South Luangwa in the 1950s that the concept was created, by the legendary Norman Carr.
If you desire a more immersive safari experience, it doesn’t get more up close and personal than a walking safari. Incredibly exhilarating but also very safe as a ground crew of exceptional guides accompany you to share their unrivalled knowledge of the area as well as offer protection and even carry your belongings.
Walking Safari Locations
Found in the centre of western Zambia, Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks. It covers a massive 22,400 km2.
The remote Liuwa National Park lies along the Zambezi flood plain in western Zambia and covers an area of 3,600 square kilometres of remote, wildlife-rich wilderness.
Lower Zambezi is still relatively undeveloped, with it’s beauty lying in its wilderness state. The diversity of animals is not as wide as the other big parks, but the opportunities to get close to game, wandering in and out of the Zambezi channels are spectacular.
North Luangwa spans a total of 4636 square kilometres, offering one of the best wilderness experiences in Zambia.
South Luangwa has been dubbed by experts as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and with good reason. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River, and its oxbow lagoons, is among the most intense in Africa.
A game drive is often the easiest, most convenient way cover a lot of ground and see as much of Zambia’s incredible wildlife as possible.
A canoeing trip down some of the quieter stretches of the Upper Zambezi is among the more relaxing ways to enjoy the Zambian safari experience.
Traverse not only the land but also the water in specifically designed safari boats.
Zambia is home to a staggering 779 bird species. In Lochinvar National Park alone there are 428 species, and in Luangwa Valley reside 450 species.
Soar like an eagle above stunning Zambian wilderness areas on a hot-air balloon safari.