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Walking Safari

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An exhilarating wilderness experience.

Walking safaris, Zambia’s signature product, was pioneered in the Luangwa Valley by the late Norman Carr; he created a sublime experience. Africa distilled into a heady intoxicating blend that magnifies your senses. The result is one of intense appreciation for the beauty of this land.

A professional safari guide leads each walk together with a scout, revealing the wonders of nature. The original concept was a trail between two camps. Still an exceptional way to experience the Luangwa Valley today.


It is not until you have followed in the footsteps of the great explorers and experienced the compelling mix of excitement, fear, vulnerability, respect and awe that a walking safari delivers, that you can truly say you’ve experienced all that this beautiful country has to offer.

Each walking safari is different but we can guarantee you will remember each one.

Each walking safari is planned around the group requirements and time available. A typical safari would be the first night at the main lodge and then a transfer by safari vehicle to the first walking camp. The next few days can then be planned to either walk from camp to camp or to drive to the next camp and carry out a walking safari in and around the camp area. Most of the walking camps are small, intimate lodges taking no more than 6 to 8 people with exceptional service and unbelievable cuisine.

The Bushcamp Company have the perfect combination of base camp and smaller walking camps. The combination of any of these would make a walking safari unforgettable.

The highlight of eastern Zambia is South Luangwa National Park. Locals refer to it simply as 'the South Park,' and it was formed as the Luangwa Game Park in 1904 before being turned to one of three game reserves in 1938. The spectacular park spans around 9050 square kilometers of the Luangwa Valley floor and ranges in elevation from 500 to 800 meters above sea level. There's no shortage of dramatic and interesting geography in this gorgeous game-rich park, which is flanked on the west and northern edges by the Muchinga Escarpment and on the south by the flowing Luangwa River.

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