Zambia: Our favorite walking safari destination.

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We always say from the vehicle you see Africa but on a walking safari you feel, hear and smell Africa.

Zambia us an unspoilt and unique destination for some of the best Africa walking safaris. With amazing destinations such as the Luangwa Valley (North Luangwa and South Luangwa), Lower Zambezi & Kafue National Park, It is definitely one of the best “wild” places in Southern Africa where the safari experience itself is the primary focus.  If you are active and seek adventure, Zambia is a great place to visit.

Track lions, elephants and many other species on foot under the guidance of well trained, armed guides, Zambia is home to the walking safari and it remains one of the best places in Africa to track wildlife on foot, in addition to the traditional game drive.  Walking rules here.

The country’s national parks stretch over dynamic ecosystems and landscapes, giving you the opportunity to experience a comprehensive and diverse safari circuit within the same country. Explore the vast open plains Busanga in the Kafue National Park, participate in water-based activities such as canoeing and motorboat in the Lower Zambezi National Park or visit the world famous Victoria Falls Zambia offers a plethora of experiences to keep the active traveller engaged and enthralled.

Walking safaris in Zambia were pioneered in South Luangwa National Park and it still sets the pace. However you can also enjoy safaris on foot in the Lower Zambezi, North Luangwa and Kafue.

Many of our clients prefer a more tailor-made approach. Another option is to stay at a bush camp in the South Luangwa which specializes in walking safaris, such as Bilimungwe Camp or Nsefu Camp.

Ideally you split your time between two or three of these bush camps to enjoy the different terrain. This in turn attracts diverse wildlife. Sometimes you can even walk between two bush camps such as from Luwi to Nsolo Camp, or Chindeni to Chamilandu. We recommend adding a couple of nights at a third lodge which focuses on game drives. This will give you a well-rounded safari experience. In the Lower Zambezi, Old Mondoro and Chiawa Camp also do plenty of walking safaris.

What’s the best time for a walking safari in Zambia?

June to mid-September is probably the most ideal time for Zambia walking safaris is probably. In June and July it will be cool in the mornings but you’ll be able to walk in comfort for hours. By mid-September, it will be warm even as you leave the camp early in the morning. So you’ll be pretty hot by the time you finish your walk at 10.30 or 11 am. The middle of the day is spent enjoying a well-earned siesta. (October is very hot so not recommended for a serious walking safari!)

Travelling is fun.