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Mobile Walking Safari in South Luangwa National Park

What is this safari about?

Mobile Walking Safaris have long been known as the best wilderness experience of the South Luangwa. Many of the safari camps offer a unique combination of creature comforts and stunning remote locations in the South Luangwa National Park. However, some guests want to get even further out into the wilderness, to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the bush. For these adventurers, we offer dedicated walking safaris. Walking through the bush is a completely different experience to driving. All your senses are alert. Every sound, every movement – the flap of a bird’s wing, a tail swishing through the tall grass – acquires significance.

This is where an expert guide really comes into his own. Not only will he (or she!) point out wildlife and birdlife to you, he will also teach you to hone and sharpen your senses and to spot the clues that lie around you in the bush. As one of our guests said after walking for five days along the Mupamadzi River, it is like reading an engrossing book, compared to watching a film.

The area is remote and wild, the terrain and habitats varied and the game shy and unused to man. From ants to buffalo, a bird’s nest to tracking a lion, you will learn the many facets of the bush. The fully serviced mobile camp is extremely comfortable and well-equipped with walk-in tents and full bedding. The shower is under a tree and the toilet is a bush loo with a wooden throne. Meals of a high standard are served under the open sky.

Who can go?

The mobile walking safaris can cater to a maximum of only 6 guests in three twin walk-in meru tents. Due to the nature of the safari the minimum age is 21 years old. From a fitness perspective you should also be able to run 50 meters, but please understand that this is not because you will be running from any animal! It’s just another way of showing a level of fitness. You can expect to cover roughly 10km in 4 hours on varied ground.

Why is this special?

  • WALKING SAFARIS The only way to really discover the secrets of the bush.
  • Walks are led by an experienced naturalist and accompanied by an armed game scout.
  • All inclusive mobile safari with all comforts catered for.
  • The walks are conducted in a remote section of South Luangwa along the Mupumadzi River.

Where is this?

The Luangwa Valley, which marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, is one of the last unspoilt wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa. It covers an area of over 9000 sq. km. through which the meandering Luangwa River runs. The ox bow lagoons, woodland and plains of the valley host huge concentrations of game – including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo – and over 400 species of birds.

What should I expect to pay?

2021 Rates:

Shoulder season:

  • 17 & 22 June Departures: USD$4,748 per person sharing.
  • 27 June Departure: USD$5,324 per person sharing.

Peak Season (July – September):

  • 7 Night Departures: USD$5,747
  • 9 Night Departures: USD$7,457

Excludes National Park fees:

  • 7 nights: USD$630 per person.
  • 9 nights: USD820 per person.

What Extensions do you recommend?

There’s plenty of bushcamps in both South and North Luangwa National Park where you could spend more time either before or after this safari. Otherwise we highly recommend combining the mobile safari with either Kafue National Park or Lower Zambezi National Park. If you want to some relaxation time consider visiting the Victoria Falls in the Town of Livingstone or even a ‘beach’ extension to she crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi which is only a short distance away.

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