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Zambia: An African Walking Safari

Zambia, Africa

Contact provider for price 10 Days Year-round
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Classic Journeys 12 people max
  • Livingstone airport, livingstone, southern, zambia
  • Active & Adventure trips
Every afternoon, the elephants saunter from their boma (gathering place) to the Zambezi River for a splashy mud bath. We know that for a fact, because we've made the walk with them many times, and so will you on this amazing face-to-face visit to Zambia. No other tour operator exposes you to Africa from so many intriguing angles. The wildlife is more awesome than you ever imagined, but we don’t just chase it down in vehicles. Our preference is for walking safaris with the continent’s finest guides in some of the most richly populated habitats. You’ll also meet many of our Zambian friends on visits to their villages, schools and workshops—so you get a feel for the country’s culture, not just its game preserves. Whether you’re poolside with the low rumble of Victoria Falls in the near distance or awakening to the sounds of the bushveld in a luxury encampment, you relax in true comfort and dine on fine cuisine. Come with us and you won’t just see Africa. You’ll experience it.

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Zambia, Africa

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

We meet in Livingstone (3 nights), where our luxury lodge sits on the Zambezi River within view (and an easy stroll) of the top of Victoria Falls. Of course, we’ll see the cataracts from all sides of the Batoka Gorge and the island where Dr. Livingstone first laid eyes on this natural wonder. The chief of a 700-year-old mud and thatch village welcomes us into his home for a visit. Then we’ll walk the river’s banks to catch the hippos sunning themselves.

We’ll explore South Luangwa National Park (3 nights) with the true experts: one of our local guides, Peter, was trained by Norman Carr, legendary “father” of the walking safari. The trails near our lodge pass among sausage trees where leopards often lounge. The birding is fantastic…we’ll meet local artisans…visit a village school…enjoy afternoon tea at the lodge…and take a unique nighttime game drive.

In Lower Zambezi National Park, our safari camp (3 nights) has been named one of Africa’s Best of the Best. We’re literally in the midst of extraordinary wildlife. On our excursions we may see lions, impala, crocodiles, cape buffalo and many others. Options at the camp also include canoeing, fishing and pontooning safaris. On our final morning we depart from the local airstrip for connections home.

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