This is surely the finest way to experience
the "real" Africa as it was hundreds of years ago when the first pioneers
ventured into the interior. Wild, wild, wild, unspoilt, untouched wilderness. Zambia is
one of the few countries left in Africa able to offer this unique experience.
operator will meet you at the nearest airstrip in an open game-drive vehicle and take you
deep into the bush where you'll spend a night in a comfortable bush camp. The next
morning, just as the sun emerges, you don your good walking shoes, a hat and binoculars
and set off on an unmarked trail through the bush.
There is obviously no telling what you will
see, but you can be sure it will alter your perception of nature as you witness the
incredible symbiosis that occurs without the influence of man and civilization.
birdlife is abundant, so have your
checklist handy, and around every bush there is a story of life happening. Antelope
grazing on the plains, perhaps a predator lurking for a meal. Elephants, giraffe, monkeys,
baboons, may emerge as you watch unobtrusively, safe with your armed and knowledgeable
guide. A sojourn at the river's edge will reveal many sights of wonder. Buffalo coming
down to drink, maybe one, maybe a hundred.
The waterbirds wading in the shallows, the
eerie cry of the fish eagle overhead before it swoops down to make its catch. Hippos are
abundant in Zambia's waterways, with their inimitable deep base grunts as they emerge and
submerge. In Luangwa there are more than 50 hippo's per kilometre of river! Often a herd
of elephants can be seen playing in the water. Or a crocodile ready to attack a thirsty
Walking on the wild side
The walk is
slow and unstrenuous. Tea and lunch are served along the way as you make your way to the
next camp which has been set up ahead of you. As you arrive, your safari hosts will pamper
you with drinks, superb meals and bush showers before you flop into comfortable white
linen beds in the safety of your tent, to listen to the cacophony of night sounds before
you drift off to well-earned sleep.
Mobiles can be tailor-made to suit your
Companies offering mobile walking safaris in
tailor made tours and safaris anywhere in Zambia
(specialising in trips to the remote Liuwa
Plains). They also offer specialist vehicle hire
and disabled accessible transport and can
organise accommodation and adventure activities
throughout Zambia and Southern Africa.
Robin Pope Safaris Robin Pope is one of Zambia's foremost and
experienced Guides and conducts mobile safaris through the South Luangwa
offer a 10 day trip from Livingstone - to the Lochinvar National
Park, overnight in Lusaka, Kafue National Park, and the remote Liuwa
Plains in the west, stopping off at the beautiful Sioma Falls on the
way back to Livingstone.
Another mobile safari company is
Safari with the 15 day Wilderness Adventure, quality, limited
participation camping safari from Livingstone to Kariba or reverse with
Victoria-Falls, Kafue, Blue Lagoon, Lower Zambezi Canoeing and Kariba as
Tours and Safaris conduct very
comfortable, taylor made mobile safaris throughout Zambia.
Bushcamp Company has 4 comfortable bush camps set up permanently
along the Luangwa River. Guests walk from camp to camp each day through the
game-intense and bird-rich South Luangwa National Park.
Horizons offer a range of Safaris in Zambia and also some that
Outdoors specialises in custom designed tours throughout Zambia
and is based in the UK.
offer excellent value budget camping safaris to the Lower Zambezi and South
Luangwa National Parks.
Contact them directly for more details or
book a safari with them through one of the
Package Tour operators on a journey through Zambia.
International Travel Agents if you're looking for an agent in Europe, US or Australia who book
safaris to Zambia and other Southern African countries.