A Zambian Walking Safari

Duration 10 days
Price guide
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Get up close to the spectacular wildlife and scenery of Zambia's South Luangwa National Park on this incredible 10-day walking safari experience. Spend two nights at the impressive Victoria Falls before heading into the bush for your journey on foot.

Trip highlights

  • Explore the scenic rainforest pathways around the mighty Victoria Falls
  • Head out on a guided walking safari to spot white rhinos
  • Take a luxurious sunset cruise along the Zambezi River
  • Keep an eye out for a variety of predators near Kakuli Bush Camp
  • Enjoy dinner out under the stars on the river bank at Mchenja
  • While away the days watching the waterholes in the Luwi River

Bespoke trips with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke trips include:

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Privately guided tours
  • Private transfers
  • Meticulously selected experiences
  • Expertise and support from your Jacada Concierge
Black and white illustration of two guides pointing to a building in the distance
  • Days 1–3 Livingstone
  • Days 3–4 Kakuli Bush Camp
  • Days 4–6 Mchenja Bush Camp
  • Days 6–7 Nsolo Bush Camp
  • Days 7–10 Chinzombo Lodge
A Zambian Walking Safari
Price guide
  • Days 1–3 Livingstone
  • Days 3–4 Kakuli Bush Camp
  • Days 4–6 Mchenja Bush Camp
  • Days 6–7 Nsolo Bush Camp
  • Days 7–10 Chinzombo Lodge

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1–3

Lively Livingstone

The mighty Victoria Falls rank as one of the most spectacular sites in all of Africa. Livingstone is the town found on the Zambian side of the water, and luxury hotels either in the town or somewhere alongside the Zambezi upstream are a great base from which to fully explore this magnificent spectacle.

Birds-eye-view of Victoria falls

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Majestic falls

Walking safari

Sunset cruise

A view of Victoria falls

Tour of Victoria Falls

Witness the breathtaking majesty of Victoria Falls, a World Heritage Site straddling the borders of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Your guide will provide insights into the falls’ history and natural wonders. Traverse scenic rainforest pathways, pausing at iconic viewpoints like the Knife Edge Bridge and Lookout Tree, offering panoramic vistas of the Eastern Cataract and the Boiling Pot.

Rhino walk

The walking safari itself spans approximately three hours, allowing ample time for quiet observation of wildlife and engaging discussions with your guide. During the walk, your guide will lead you to spot the white rhino and track other large game. Midway through, a refreshing break awaits with homemade iced lemon juice, cake, and cookies to boost your energy levels.

Sunset on the Zambezi

Zambezi sunset cruise

This evening, climb aboard your spacious cruiser for a sunset sail up the Zambezi River. You’ll be served canapes and refreshments as you take in the golden glow of the river and the wildlife who come down to drink at its banks.

Days 3–4

Around Kakuli

Kakuli Bush Camp is situated in a part of South Luangwa National Park that is known for its excellent game viewing opportunities and varied and exciting safari activities. From game drives to walking safaris, your time in and around camp will be memorable. There are 60 different animal species and over 400 bird species to discover. Spend the night here before heading off on foot towards your next destination, accompanied by an experienced guiding team.

Days 4–6

Mchenja river views

Awaken to the haunting sound of the resident ground hornbills. This camp, set in a grove of magnificent ebony trees is the next stop on your epic walking exploration of South Luangwa. You’ll spend two nights here relaxing surrounded by luxury and elegance, enjoying the river views and heading out on thrilling safaris.

Days 6–7

Rustic Nsolo

Settle into a rustic chalet on the banks of the Luwi River. This is one of the region’s most remote camps and you will have the opportunity to participate in game drives if you’re keen to combine walking and driving. Spend the night here before setting off on foot to your final camp in the South Luangwa area.

Days 7–10

Atmospheric Chinzombo

You’ll find Chinzombo Lodge set on a secluded bend in the Luangwa river. This is modern camping at its most luxurious. After a busy few days of exploring South Luangwa on foot, you’ll have three nights here to unwind and relax, surrounded by pristine wilderness. Surrounded by 60 acres of private land, the signature walking safaris here are something special.

“Luxury South Africa-Zambia-Botswana Safari‌”

Thank you so much Tessa van der Walt for making our vacation an unforgettable one! Our 16 days experience was flawless from the first moments that you started planning our private guided vacation to the end. The ultimate personalized, little details, special needs and interests were remarkably met because of your dedication and knowledge. It is without hesitation that we…

Published 19th October 2018 on Trustpilot
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