Zambia - Walking Safari
Explore Africa´s wilderness on this walking safari and experience comfortable camping on beautiful campsites
Day 1Mfuwe - South Luangwa
After arrival at Mfuwe airport transfer to our camp (Croc. Valley or similar). Camping next to the Luangwa River. Dinner is being served underneath the clear African sky (-/-/D).
Day 2 and 3South Luangwa National Park - Mfuwe area
These days we will spend with game viewing inside the National Park. We will explore the area with our game viewing vehicle. Game drives along the Luangwa River often produces spectacular sightings. Hippo families occur in high numbers in the river, unequalled in Africa.
During the dry season (July to October), many side channels of the river dry up, leaving the fish trapped. This attracts many different species of predators, such as the African fish eagle, jackal, and hyena, to mention but a few. The colourful Carmine bee-eaters are often seen perching in front of their nests in the river banks.
Camping on the banks of the Luangwa River at Croc Valley Camp or similar. (2x FB).
Day 4 and 5South Luangwa National Park - Nsefu Sector
Early in the morning we pack up our camp and drive via traditional villages to the Nsefu sector of the park. South Luangwa NP is known for its abundance of African wildlife: Thorneycroft’s giraffe, Cookson’s Gnu, Crawshay’s Zebra and big herds of buffalo and elephant. In the mornings we will do game walks along the Luangwa River, in the afternoon game drives with our 4x4 vehicle.
Camping on the Luangwa River close to Chibembe Nature Reserve. (2x FB).
Day 6 and 7Through Luambe National Park to North Luangwa National Park
Packing up and drive via Luambe National Park to North Luangwa Park which is remote and wild. We will do game walks along the Luangwa River with a scout. Big herds of hippos call this area their home; elephants, various species of antelopes as well as wild dogs and even lions can be seen from our camp.
Camping at a campsite at the the park’s border. (2x FB
Day 8North Luangwa National Park
Today’s stage takes us from the hot Luangwa Valley up the steep escarpment (altitude 1400 m ). While we drive the temperature gets cooler and the dry savannah gives way to the Miombo forest. In the northern area of the park we set up our camp at a beutifully located campsite near the Mano Gate. In the afternoon we will take a walk along the river and it is possible to take a refreshing bath in the mountain stream.
Camping at the Samala Campsite at the park’s border (FB).
Day 9Kapsihya Hot Springs
Next stop over on our trip is Kapishya Hot Springs, which allows us to relax in the hot springs. Nearby situated is the historic house Shiwa N'Gandu (possible visit at own expense). In the afternoon we will take a walk to the Chusa water fall.
Day 10 and 11Mutinondo Wilderness
Early in the morning we drive to our next stop, Mutinondo Wilderness. Huge ‘whalebacks’ (granite boulders) scattered in between the Miombo forest create the unique landscape of Mutinondo. We have a full day to explore and enjoy the special atmosphere in this area.
Day 12 and 13Bangweulu Swamps
These remote swamps are unique in ecology, fauna and flora. The water covers huge areas of the swamps until about April each year, when the waterline slowly recedes and water birds congregate to feed in the pools and channels.
It is here that we will be looking for the elusive Shoebilled Stork. This interesting, strange looking bird has become very rare in most parts of Africa, but here in the Bangweulu they are fairly common.
We move on foot and with a boat (depending on the water level) to find the water birds, the huge herds of Lechwe antelope, and other animals like tsessebe (a species of antelope),zebra, buffalo and black backed jackal.
The herds of thousands of Lechwe in this seemingly endless landscape, is an unforgettable African experience!
Camping at Nsobe Campsite (2x VP)
After a last game drive or walk in the morning we carryon to Lake Waka-Waka and arrive in the afternoon at Mkushi, where we stay overnight at Forest Inn.
Dinner in the restaurant (B/L/-)
Transfer to Lusaka and departure in the afternoon. (B/-/-)
(Optional additional night in Lusaka and departure on day 16).
Change of itinerary for tour in OctoberEnd of October millions of fruit bats arrive at Kasanka National Park, therefore we change the itinerary accordingly to be able to see the world’s biggest migration of mammals.
Days 1-8: see above
Day 9: Mutinondo Wilderness
Days 10 and 11: Bangweulu Swamps
Days 12 and 13: Kasanka National Park
Early in the morning we go further to the Kasanka National Park. Towards the end of October and in November millions of straw-coloured fruit bats arrive from the Congo. This is known as the world’s biggest migration if mammals - a sight not to be missed! With some luck we will be able to observe the rare and shy Sitatunga Antelope (among other animals). The bird life is amazing as well at this time of the year. Camping inside the National Park. (2 x FB)
Day 14: Kundalila Falls - Mkushi:
On the Great North Road we head towards Lusaka. En route we will make a detour to Kundalila Falls to do a short hike to the falls, where we can also take a refreshing swim.
Overnight at Forest Inn near Mkushi. Dinner in a restaurant (B/L/-).
Day 15: Lusaka:
Transfer to Lusaka and departure in the afternoon. (B/-/-). (Optional additional night in Lusaka and departure on day 16).
01.07 – 15.07.2023
29.07 – 12.08.2023 FULLY BOOKED
21.10 – 04.11.2023 (incl. Kasanka National Park). 3 seats available
Included & Excluded
Included in the price:
· All meals (except dinner in Mkushi)
· All transfers (inclusive airport transfer on the first and last day of program)
· Competent English speaking guide and a helper/cook
· All camping equipment (except sleeping bag and pillow), big tents (1.80 m height) with stretcher, high density mattress and linen.
· All park entrance fees
· All activities as indicated in the program
Excluded from price:
· International flights
· Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks (we supply juice and drinking water).
· Visa fees to Zambia (single entry: US$ 25-00 pp).
· Night game drives
· Entrance fee to Shiwa N’gandu (about US$ 20-00 pp)
· Personal insurance, personal expenditure (i.e. curios)
Euro 3.280-00 pp sharing
(Minimum: 4 participants, maximum: 8 participants)
Single supplement: Euro 150 pp nett
We have enouigh space in our vehicles to keep distance to other travellers!
Tour Dates 2023:
01.07 – 15.07.2023
29.07 – 12.08.2023
21.10 – 04.11.2023 (incl Kasanka National Park).
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