Candice Buchan
Candice Buchan Africa Product Manager
"" Nothing beats walking in the South Luangwa in search of wildlife and taking in all the smaller things!""

Walking Safaris Holidays

Walking in the bush heightens your every sense to the sights and sounds of the wild. This is not a hike, you cover between 6-12 km per day, with plenty of time to stop and observe. If you enjoy the bush experience and the pleasures of a rustic bush camp, Zambia’s walking safaris are probably the best in Africa.

This is Africa at its rawest. No vehicle, you head out on foot like explorers, looking for the sights and sounds from the bush. The alarm calls of a troupe of baboons may indicate a predator nearby, circling vultures may indicate a kill, or a pall of dust will indicate a herd of buffalo.

The guides in Zambia receive the highest possible training. Supported by the Zambian Wildlife Authority, they undergo rigorous tests in order to qualify, first as a driving guide and then as a walking – or Grade 1 – guide.

Encountering game on foot is exhilarating! The animals will recognise you for what you are – human – and will keep their distance.  Your senses will become more attuned – every noise that you hear will either be you…or wildlife.  You will learn the different scents of the bush – the musky scent of lions; the earthy, rich smell of elephant; the sharp, spicy scent of the wild herbs; or the sweet, delicate perfume of wild jasmine.  It’s an experience which will stay with you, and make you want to return again and again.  
 
There are several operators in Zambia which offer superb walking safaris – and we have visited each one of them. Where you will walk, we have walked, where you will sleep, we have slept, what you will experience, we have experienced. Let us talk you through your options and put together a superb walking safari.

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Rivers & Rainbows in the South Luangwa
  • Safari
From £3470 per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Zambia
Experience some sensational game viewing and birding in the South Luangwa. Explore the area on boat safaris as well as on game drives and bush walks.
Remote Africa Walking Safaris
  • Adventure
  • Responsible
From £4099 per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Zambia
Walking in the South Luangwa is the best reason to come to Zambia, and no-one does it better than the Coppinger's Remote Africa team...
Zambia & Victoria Falls
  • Safari
From £4399 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Zambia
Zambia’s Luangwa Valley is a superb safari destination and what better than to finish a honeymoon than in the romantic setting of Tongabezi Lodge at the Victoria Falls.
Robin Pope Mobile Walking Safari Anniversary
  • Safari
From £6175 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Zambia
Traversing the land of Zambia on foot is an authentic and thrilling safari experience in one of the best safari destinations in Africa. This two week itinerary is a wonderful 25th anniversary special of the Robin Pope Safari’s mobile walking safari.
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