Forget those factory-line safaris where you sit in a cramped minibus following a line other minibuses through a crowded wildlife park. If you want a genuinely wild experience, you need to do it on foot. A walking safari through the South Luangwa National Park is a unique experience, staying in comfortable bush camps, each day exploring a new section of the park and experiencing the raw thrill of encounters with animals in the wild.
A superb camp on the banks of the Luangwa River run by Robin Pope Safaris. Intimate, atmospheric and superb walking safaris and game drives in the national park. Hard to fault.
I stayed at Tafika camp run by Remote Africa Safaris who specialise in walking safaris. The camp’s reed and thatch chalets overlook the Luangwa river in a far northern corner of South Luangwa national park. The next day we walked four hours to spend a night at Crocodile Camp, a row of simple clay huts on the banks of a watering hole. We didn’t see much big game but that didn’t seem to matter. At night we drank beers in a makeshift bar watching warthogs frolic in front of us.
The Bushcamp Company offers less wild but no less beautiful camps with hot and cold running water, sunken baths and gourmet food.
Send your feedback or queries to email@example.com
Search Been there
Your tips about South Luangwa National Park