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This unique 8-day safari will have you experiencing Africa as never before. Discover the secrets of Zambia's South Luangwa National Park as you explore this classic big game destination on a professionally guided walking safari.

Spend your nights under canvas in comfortable mobile camps but four days are spent on foot being guided along beautiful and game-rich areas of the Mupamadzi River, learning about your fascinating surrounding environment and spotting animals all along the way.

The trip also includes exciting day and night game drives while staying at the luxurious Nkwali and Tena Tena Camps - if you have an interest in seeing Africa's big game close up, then this is the ideal opportunity to do so.

  • Tour duration: 8 days
  • Start: Lusaka
  • End: Lusaka
  • Destinations:
       South Luangwa National Park
  • Accommodation:
    1 night at Nkwali
    5 nights at Walking Mobile Safaris
    1 night at Tena Tena
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented

Itinerary Highlights

  • The ultimate experience for safari connoisseur
  • Amazing mix of game drives & walking safaris
  • Discover the wildlife of legendary South Luangwa
  • Spend 4 days on foot in the wilderness
  • Stay in mobile tented camps and luxury lodges
  • Enjoy sensational game viewing & birding

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Zambia

Your adventure begins at Luangwa's Mfuwe International Airport where you'll be met and transferred to Nkwali Camp, your home for the following two nights. Overlooking the beautiful Luangwa River, this is the perfect place to start your walking safari. The camp offers an exclusive stay with only six rooms, each with stunning views of the river.

Enjoy your first afternoon game drive before sitting down for a delicious dinner. 

Day 2

Explore South Luangwa National Park

Tuck into a hearty breakfast around the campfire before boarding a boat and heading into the renowned South Luangwa National Park. Explore the park and look out for its abundant wildlife on an expertly-led game drive before heading back to camp at noon for lunch.

Spend a lazy afternoon relaxing in the pool or catching up on sleep before tea and your afternoon drive. After sunset drinks out in the bush, a spotlight appears and you'll soon be on the lookout for those elusive and fascinating nocturnal animals on a night drive. Return to the camp to a delicious alfresco dinner under the African stars.

Day 3

Embark on your walking safari

Start your morning with an early breakfast before heading off on your walking safari, also known as 'The Wilderness Experience of the South Luangwa'. After driving through 90km of remote South Luangwa bush, you'll arrive at the pre-erected mobile camp. Settle into your well-equipped, walk-in tent before enjoying a delicious lunch.

Spend the afternoon at leisure or take a walk around the camp and do some bird watching. As the sun sets, enjoy a refreshing sundowner drink and dinner in the heart of the African bush, and plan the next few days ahead.

Day 4

Discover the Mupamadzi River wilderness on foot

Over the next few days, you'll explore the remote, wild areas along the Mupamadzi River while walking approximately 10km per day. You'll be guided by an experienced naturalist and accompanied by an armed game scout.

A pre-erected mobile tent awaits you everyday after your walk. Here, you can relax after the day's exertions and reflect on the many facets of the bush you have discovered.

Day 5

Travel to the South Luangwa wilderness

After breakfast, a 4 to 5-hour drive takes you to Luangwa crossing point. Board a 20-minute boat ride to Tena Tena, situated on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River. This camp offers you a luxury tent complete with open-air bathroom.

Rest your weary legs and enjoy lunch before embarking on an afternoon game drive. A lovely dinner under the huge mahogany tree in the centre of the camp is a sublime way to end the day.

Days 6-7

See the Nsefu Saltpans

Look forward to 2 days spent viewing game at the Buca Buca lagoon and visiting the nearby local village.

There's also an opportunity for an all-day picnic and a drive to the salt pans in the Nsefu Sector.

Day 8

Return to Lusaka

A 90-minute transfer will take you to the Mfuwe Airport in time for your flight to Lusaka and onwards.



  • 1 night at Nkwali on a fully inclusive basis
  • 5 nights on Walking Mobile Safaris on a fully inclusive basis
  • 1 night at Tena Tena on a fully inclusive basis
  • Transfers as per the itinerary


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Additional Tour Notes

This tour only operates in peak season between July and October.

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $5180

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

Product Manager

"A perfect trip if you like to explore destinations in a unique, eco-friendly way. Zambia offers some of the best walking safaris in Africa & on this journey, you'll experience it in a authentic way - mobile camping."



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