Walking safaris were born in Zambia, pioneered by the legendary Norman Carr and today the country offers Africa’s best on-foot wildlife experience.
Zambia’s wildlife protected areas, covering about 30% of the total land area, remain unexploited, 100% natural – no artificial ingredients. This means that visitors enjoy the wilderness just as the flora and fauna do. Zambia’s professional safari guides have won accolades for exceptional guiding which is purely driven by passion for the wild.
The country’s immense wilderness embraces 20 national parks and 34 Game Management Areas. The wilderness areas are pristine and the country offers its guests views of the African bush that have not changed for centuries.
Zambia offers a wide range of safaris either in open vehicles, on foot, by boat or canoe. Walking safaris enable intense close-up encounters with wildlife. The safari guides undergo strictly scrutinised guiding exams which guarantee quality walking safaris in Zambia. The wildlife is superb and in great numbers spanning many species including sub-species which are endemic to Zambia.
The camps and lodges in the national parks are small with each taking a maximum of up to 12 guests except for South Luangwa National Park where there are 2 lodges that have capacities exceeding 20 guests.
Best time to go
April to November