Zambia Walking Safari

Overview

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.

  • Witness Zambia's exceptional wildlife on foot: elephant, buffalo, kudu, zebra, wildebeest, and water birds

  • Head out for night game drives to track lions and leopards on the prowl

  • Soak up the romance of adventure in two beautiful, remote bush camps

  • Arrive: Lusaka, Zambia
  • Depart: Lusaka, Zambia
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Group Size: 2-6 Guests
  • Minimum Age: 12 Years Old

Itinerary

  • Day01

    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.

    • Accommodation: Mfuwe Lodge
    • Activity: Game drive in open 4X4 vehicle
    • Transportation: 1-hour transfer flight & 45-minute private van transfer
    • Meals: Dinner
  • Day02

    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.

    • Accommodation: Mfuwe Lodge
    • Activity: Two 3-5 hour game drives in 4x4 vehicle
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day03

    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.

    • Accommodation: Chamilandu Bushcamp or Zungulila Bushcamp
    • Activity: Two 3-5 hour game drive/walks in 4x4 vehicle
    • Transportation: 3.5-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day04

    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.

  • Day05

    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.

    • Accommodation: Kapamba Camp
    • Activity: 3-4 hour game drive in 4x4 vehicle & game walk in 4x4 vehicle
    • Transportation: 3.5-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day06

    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.

    • Accommodation: Kapamba Camp
    • Activity: Two 3-5 hour game drive/walks in 4x4 vehicle
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day07

    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.

    • Transportation: 45-minute private van transfer & 1-hour flight transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast
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  • AvailableAug 31 - Sep 06, 2019
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Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

On this MT Sobek safari, witness Africa's untamed wilderness from remote bush camps of South Luangwa on foot.

Reason #02

This adventure covers one of the world's least visited wildlife sanctuaries, with the lowest people to animal ratio in Africa.

Reason #03

Remote, landscape-inspired bush camps offer stellar wildlife viewing, with easy access to game walks and drives, both day and night.

Meet Our Guides

Our expert guides and trip leaders are truly the key to our trips' success. Many are locals who live in-country year-round; others have made it their second home—all are passionate, enthusiastic and endlessly knowledgeable. Meet a few of the guides that might be on your trip.

What To Expect

  • Activities

    Wildlife viewing on game walks up to 4 miles, day and night drives, and unwinding at restful bush camps.

  • Lodging

    A comfortable lodge set on a wildlife-rich lagoon and two remote bush camps, each offering stellar wildlife viewing from cozy chalets.

  • Climate

    December to April is hot and wet; May to August is cooler and dry; September to November is hot and dry.

FAQ

  • What are the visa and passport requirements for travel to Zambia?

    Passports valid for at least six months from the date of travel and two blank pages are required. American passports require visas which can be purchased at the point of entry with no difficulty.

  • Do I need to worry about malaria or other health concerns?

    Zambia is a malaria area and we recommend you speak to your doctor or a health professional about vaccinations and malaria tablets well in advance of your safari.

  • Are walking safaris safe?

    Walking safaris have their risks, but the guides are trained and knowledgeable on the do's and don'ts of the bush. They will ensure you get the most out of your safari while keeping you safe.

  • When is the best time to visit Zambia?

    High season in Zambia is from May to early October. This is the dry period when all the safari camps are open. Days are warm but evenings can be cool.

  • Is Zambia safe?

    Zambia is relatively safe for visitors in the game reserves, national parks, and larger cities. As always, travelers need to be aware of their surroundings and use common sense.

  • Is the water at the Lodge and Bushcamps drinkable?

    Camps and lodges are served by very deep wells making the tap water safe to drink. There is drinking water available in the rooms at all of the properties.

Dates & Pricing

Pricing Dates

Scheduled Dates

  • Available
    Aug 31 - Sep 06, 2019

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$6,495.00 Price per person

Additional Cost

  • $900.00 Internal Airfare
  • $1,100.00 Single Supplement
  • $700.00 Park Fee

Price Includes

  • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Potable water and snacks throughout
  • 1 glass of wine or beer at dinner
  • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
  • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
  • Arrival and departure day airport transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
  • Optional tips to your lead adventure guides
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Airport transfers if arriving outside of the group transfer
  • Optional travel protection

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  • "I've taken six MTS trips and they have all exceeded my expectations. The staff, the food, the logistics and the communications have always been exceptional. Thank you for being my "go to" adventure travel company!"

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  • "I have traveled extensively around the world. The experience with MTS was by far the best I have ever had. Thank you for such excellence."

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