Walking holidays in Zambia
Exhilarating to the point of addiction... that’s what walking with big game feels like if you’ve only ever seen animals from a safari vehicle. Expert Africa offers a safari experience in the South Luangwa - Zambia’s premier park - whereby the second person essentially safaris for free. Staying in at least two of Norman Carr Safari’s five well-established camps (Kapani, Kakuli and Mchenja, which offer a mixture of driving and walking activities; and Luwi and Nsolo, focusing almost solely on walking safaris), you’ll enjoy top-notch guiding, learn to sniff out elephants and to follow the tracks of hyenas.
You don’t need to be especially fit to walk in Zambia – the walks are about taking time to spot the signs of the wildlife and to learn how the ecosystems work. And you’ll be accompanied not only by a professional guide, but also an armed game scout, and often a tea-bearer carrying refreshments. Walks cater for a maximum of six guests, but between two and five is the norm.
Package: Expert Africa (expertafrica.com) offers this nine-day South Luangwa safari in August from £3,402 for the first person and from £1,691 (a saving of £1,711) for the second person (two sharing), including BA flights from London to Lusaka; all transfers; a six-night safari staying at a combination of at least two Norman Carr Safaris camps with all meals and activities, and most drinks; park fees; and an overnight in a small lodge near Lusaka. Offer valid throughout August 2012 only.
Prices correct at time of publication.