Take a walk on the wild side with a trek through the game–rich South Luangwa National Park. Nothing beats watching wildlife on foot. Your safari guide will bring the bush to life. Learn to identify animal tracks and plant life in this wonderful eco-system.
Much of the game is found near Luangwa River including herds of elephant and buffalo along with hippo, impala and Thornicroft’s giraffe which can be seen in the forests. Take your binoculars as there are more than 400 species of birds. Lookout for flocks of crowned cranes, colonies of carmine bee-eaters and yellow-billed stork.
After a safety briefing and orientation, you will set out on foot. The pace is by no means exerting, though you need to possess a basic level of fitness. Taking advantage of the cooler weather, bush walks usually take place at dawn. Your silent approach enables prolonged close-up views of undisturbed wildlife. The experience of your guide offers a unique backstage pass to the natural world. Spot and identify birds and insects, learning about their lifecycles. Find out the medicinal properties of plants and discover what tree you can make a toothbrush from.
After exploring some of the most wildlife abundant habitats within reach of your camp, a 4x4 vehicle meets you for your transfer back to camp, or for the next part of your Zambian safari experience.
Additional notes about the tour
This activity is open to children over the age of 16. In the interests of safety, basic fitness and good mobility are required. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes such as trainers. Your safari guide will carry water. The best time of year for this walk is between May and mid-November.