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Discover Zambia’s wild side on this eight-day Zambia walking safari. Heading out into the wilderness with no more than four people in your group, you’ll be totally immersed in the bush, learning to track animals with all of your senses and hoping to catch sight of the big five.
At the end of the Great Rift Valley in Zambia lies the Luangwa Valley; the spiritual home of the walking safari. And it’s not hard to see why. With the magnificent river Luangwa carving out oxbows and pools over time, water loving creatures such as crocodiles and hippos have made the waters their homes. On dry land, with over 9,000 sq km of land to wander through, herds of elephant and buffalo, the endemic Thornicroft giraffe, leopards and lions all roam. In the air and all around, there are over 400 species of birds, making this an absolute must see destination on any wildlife-lovers list!
On this eight-day Zambia walking safari you’ll explore the Nsefu area around the Luangwa River in Zambia. The region is pock-marked with lagoons and woodland, making it a great place to spot game. With no more than 4 people on each safari, you can be guaranteed an exclusive and unique experience with your guide, an expert in her field. She will not only help you to spot the wildlife, but will also teach you how to explore the bush with all of your senses, using sight, sound, smell and taste to track. The emphasis of this experience is to get as up close and personal with nature as is feasibly possible, so you’ll be camping and most of the exploring will be on foot. But camping does not have to mean roughing it, far from it, at the end of a tiring day, you can sit back with a gin and tonic exchanging stories by a campfire.
Safaris are most people’s ideas of the dream holiday. You’ll stay in a mix of normal fixed camps and a ‘bush’ campsite, so there’s a bit of variety. The normal camps are really plush, but the bush one is a little more basic, so don’t expect 5-star quality all the time. In terms of getting out and about, this safari is probably a bit more active than your average jeep-bound one, so it’ll help if you’ve got a decent level of fitness.
The group sizes are very small, so you can be entirely flexible when out walking. Take as long as you want watching a waterhole, there is no rush!
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