Walking safaris are one of the best ways to explore Africa. It’s hard to get closer to the wilderness and feel like a harmonious part of the nature rather than an outside observer. Some of Africa’s top and most experienced safari guides specialize in this form of safari precisely because it offers such an exceptional experience, by turns thrilling and gentle, dramatic and surprising.
Zambia is the original home of African walking safaris, and the best places to hike into the wild are Zambia’s unspoiled South and North Luangwa National Parks. Explore the banks of the Luangwa River on morning hikes and evening game drives then head north to the confluence of the Mwaleshi and Luangwa rivers, where teeming plains and woodlands await. You are almost guaranteed not to see another soul on the twice-daily hikes. Combine the ultimate guided nature walks with warm hospitality and intimate camps, and you have the recipe for an unforgettable adventure.