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Guided Walking : Africa

Zambia Safari: Exclusive Camps & Bush Walks

Easy to Moderate Terrain: 2 - 3 hours daily

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Dine under the stars as elephants stride by. Sip sundowners to the sound of hippos splashing in their wallow. Hear the music of a thousand birds by day, and by night a serenade of mysterious forest sounds. This is the Africa you’ve been searching for, and you’ve found it on this exceptional Country Walkers walking adventure through Zambia’s iconic South Luangwa National Park, where the walking safari was pioneered. Your adventure begins at award-winning Mfuwe Lodge, a luxurious point of entry from which you venture deep into the bush. Continue on foot to three remote yet deluxe bush camps for an intimate wildlife experience in one of Mother Africa’s last unspoiled regions. This is the real Africa—with all the challenge, beauty, mystery, and excitement that a walking safari promises.


Tour Highlights:
  • Slow down and get away from it all, experiencing wild nature at a walking pace
  • Thrill to close-up encounters with great mammals and colorful birds among the park’s floodplains and lagoons
  • See the rare Thornicroft’s giraffe, whose entire population of 1,500 is confined to South Luangwa Valley
  • Embark on daily bush walks accompanied by naturalist guides, often walking lodge to lodge
  • Enjoy the perfect mix of comfort and immersion in nature at intimate, award-winning bush camps
  • Connect with local communities while visiting the village and schools of Mfuwe
Flight + Tour Combo

12 days, 11 nights

FROM $8,898 USD

per person, double occupancy

Tour extensions available
Victoria Falls
2 nights $1,898

Tour Only

9 days, 8 nights

FROM $6,998 USD

per person, double occupancy



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Why Walk With Us

  • Trust our expertise with 38+ years in active travel.
  • Immersive experiences with our local guides.
  • Virtually everything is included, even beer and wine with dinner.
  • Your departure is always guaranteed.
  • We take care of our solo travelers.
  • Past guests and referrals always save.

Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

Join your Country Walkers Zambia Safari: Exclusive Camps & Bush Walks

As you exit the customs and baggage claim of the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), a representative will be holding a sign with your name on it and will assist with check-in for your one-hour flight to Mfuwe Lodge.

Arrive at Mfuwe Lodge, an animal-lovers’ paradise at the entrance to South Luangwa National Park. After your first game drive this afternoon, return for sundowners, dinner, and nocturnal wildlife watching.

Accommodation: Mfuwe Lodge, Zambia

Voted Zambia’s “Best Lodge,” Mfuwe Lodge crouches beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany. Its charming thatched buildings sit on the banks of two lagoons where a steady stream of wildlife offers enthralling vignettes. Each of its 18 thatched chalets gives visitors a private piece of Africa, with secluded covered verandas that overlook the lagoon shores where hippos wallow and animals come to drink. Rooms offer stylish African interiors, comfortable sitting rooms, and en-suite bathrooms with panoramic walk-in showers.

Lodge facilities are designed to complement the natural surroundings and include open deck, swimming pool, bush spa, and curio shop.

Day 2

Morning and evening game drives/bush walk

Greet the dawn with a morning bush walk, then return to relax on your veranda, unwind at your camp’s onsite spa, or visit the school and market in the neighboring village of Mfuwe. This afternoon, enjoy another exciting wildlife-watching excursion.

Accommodation: Mfuwe Lodge, Zambia

Voted Zambia’s “Best Lodge,” Mfuwe Lodge crouches beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany. Its charming thatched buildings sit on the banks of two lagoons where a steady stream of wildlife offers enthralling vignettes. Each of its 18 thatched chalets gives visitors a private piece of Africa, with secluded covered verandas that overlook the lagoon shores where hippos wallow and animals come to drink. Rooms offer stylish African interiors, comfortable sitting rooms, and en-suite bathrooms with panoramic walk-in showers.

Lodge facilities are designed to complement the natural surroundings and include open deck, swimming pool, bush spa, and curio shop.

Day 3

Mfuwe Lodge to Zungulila Bushcamp: morning game drive and afternoon bush walk

Your morning game drive takes you deep into South Luangwa’s wilds, where you settle in at your welcoming bush camp. After this afternoon’s walking adventure, sip sundowners with your toes dipped in the Kapamba River.

Accommodation: Zungulila Bushcamp, Zungulila

Zungulila combines modern convenience with the essence of old Africa. From its river bend location, breathtaking views extend onto an expansive plain where natural springs attract a variety of game. Camp consists of just four shaded tents, built under thatched roofs, with private bamboo verandas opening onto sweeping views filled with wildlife. Stylish interiors, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers, and deep soaking tubs assure your privacy and comfort.

Day 4

Zungulila Bushcamp: morning and evening game drives and bush walks

Begin your day with an exhilarating bush walk, followed by brunch and relaxation time back at camp. This afternoon, your expert guides continue introducing you to the park’s plethora of birds, mammals, and other creatures.

Accommodation: Zungulila Bushcamp, Zungulila

Zungulila combines modern convenience with the essence of old Africa. From its river bend location, breathtaking views extend onto an expansive plain where natural springs attract a variety of game. Camp consists of just four shaded tents, built under thatched roofs, with private bamboo verandas opening onto sweeping views filled with wildlife. Stylish interiors, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers, and deep soaking tubs assure your privacy and comfort.

Day 5

Zungulila Bushcamp to Kapamba Bushcamp: morning game drive and afternoon bush walk

Watch for hippos, antelope, elephants, and the rare Thornicroft’s giraffe on this morning’s thrilling camp-to-camp walking safari. Settle in at Kapamba Bushcamp, enjoying sublime river perspectives before heading out on another afternoon game drive.

Accommodation: Kapamba Bushcamp, Kapamba

Kapamba Bushcamp combines serene isolation and superb game viewing opportunities with unexpected touches of luxury in such a remote location. Beautifully positioned on the banks of the shallow Kapamba River, fed by freshwater springs, this idyllic spot is surrounded by some of Luangwa’s most diverse wildlife. The central bar and dining room sit beneath a cluster of matumi and sausage trees, while the wide deck provides a prime vantage point for views of the Kapamba River.

Rest comfortably in one of four spacious, en-suite chalets. Simple and original in design, the open-fronted rooms have wide verandas with river views, twin showers and sunken stone plunge pools. Watching elephants bathe in the river as you lounge on your private deck is just one of the many astonishingly beautiful moments that await you.

Day 6

Kapamba Bushcamp: morning bush walk. Afternoon and/or night game drive

Watch Kapamba’s floodplains and grasslands come to life with the rising sun on this morning’s riveting bush walk. This afternoon continue exploring on foot or in 4WD vehicles, perhaps even enjoying a night game drive after dinner.

Accommodation: Kapamba Bushcamp, Kapamba

Kapamba Bushcamp combines serene isolation and superb game viewing opportunities with unexpected touches of luxury in such a remote location. Beautifully positioned on the banks of the shallow Kapamba River, fed by freshwater springs, this idyllic spot is surrounded by some of Luangwa’s most diverse wildlife. The central bar and dining room sit beneath a cluster of matumi and sausage trees, while the wide deck provides a prime vantage point for views of the Kapamba River.

Rest comfortably in one of four spacious, en-suite chalets. Simple and original in design, the open-fronted rooms have wide verandas with river views, twin showers and sunken stone plunge pools. Watching elephants bathe in the river as you lounge on your private deck is just one of the many astonishingly beautiful moments that await you.

Day 7

Kapamba Bushcamp to Bilimungwe Bushcamp: morning game drive and afternoon bush walk

Watch for buffalo roaming the plains and elephants drinking from riverside springs as you stride through the wilderness from Kapamba to Bilimungwe Bushcamp. Your late afternoon game drive is followed by dinner under the stars.

Accommodation: Bilimungwe Bushcamp, Bilimungwe

A warm welcome awaits you at Bilimungwe Bushcamp. This exclusive, premium lodge has just four raised thatched chalets offering spacious accommodation with en-suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower, and private porch with remarkable views onto one of three waterholes.

The heart of camp is its lounge, built beneath the protective canopy of a huge mahogany tree. It overlooks a shady waterhole, drawing thirsty visitors throughout the day including warthog and elephant.

Day 8

Bilimungwe Bushcamp: morning and evening game drives and bush walks

Spend today immersed in the enchantment of Bilimungwe Bushcamp, a veritable Noah’s Ark where birds and animals throng the lagoons and riverbanks, seemingly indifferent to the presence of humans. Split your time between walks, game drives, and downtime in camp before tonight’s farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Bilimungwe Bushcamp, Bilimungwe

A warm welcome awaits you at Bilimungwe Bushcamp. This exclusive, premium lodge has just four raised thatched chalets offering spacious accommodation with en-suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower, and private porch with remarkable views onto one of three waterholes.

The heart of camp is its lounge, built beneath the protective canopy of a huge mahogany tree. It overlooks a shady waterhole, drawing thirsty visitors throughout the day including warthog and elephant.

Day 9

Your Zambia Safari: Exclusive Camps & Bush Walks tour concludes

Please refer to your flight itinerary for your departure flights from Lusaka.

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Flight

Overnight flight from USA to South Africa

Begin your adventure by departing from a convenient gateway city in the United States or Canada. Spend the first night aloft.

Arrival

Arrival in Johannesburg

Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa and transfer to your deluxe boutique hotel just 15 minutes from the airport. Settle into your room, where you have time to rest and relax before your tour begins.

Accommodation: African Rock Hotel, Johannesburg

This hotel in a gated community provides a restful first night in Africa, with nine luxurious rooms, a swimming pool, spa, bar, and the wonderful Blue Hippo Restaurant, presided over by master chef Christine Agumba.

Day 1

Join your Country Walkers Zambia Safari: Exclusive Camps & Bush Walks

Enjoy breakfast at your Johannesburg hotel before your transfer to the airport for your included flight to Lusaka, Zambia and onward to Mfuwe Lodge to begin your tour.

As you exit the customs and baggage claim of the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), a representative will be holding a sign with your name on it and will assist with check-in for your one-hour flight to Mfuwe Lodge.

Arrive at Mfuwe Lodge, an animal-lovers’ paradise at the entrance to South Luangwa National Park. After your first game drive this afternoon, return for sundowners, dinner, and nocturnal wildlife watching.

Accommodation: Mfuwe Lodge, Zambia

Voted Zambia’s “Best Lodge,” Mfuwe Lodge crouches beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany. Its charming thatched buildings sit on the banks of two lagoons where a steady stream of wildlife offers enthralling vignettes. Each of its 18 thatched chalets gives visitors a private piece of Africa, with secluded covered verandas that overlook the lagoon shores where hippos wallow and animals come to drink. Rooms offer stylish African interiors, comfortable sitting rooms, and en-suite bathrooms with panoramic walk-in showers.

Lodge facilities are designed to complement the natural surroundings and include open deck, swimming pool, bush spa, and curio shop.

Day 2

Morning and evening game drives/bush walk

Greet the dawn with a morning bush walk, then return to relax on your veranda, unwind at your camp’s onsite spa, or visit the school and market in the neighboring village of Mfuwe. This afternoon, enjoy another exciting wildlife-watching excursion.

Accommodation: Mfuwe Lodge, Zambia

Voted Zambia’s “Best Lodge,” Mfuwe Lodge crouches beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany. Its charming thatched buildings sit on the banks of two lagoons where a steady stream of wildlife offers enthralling vignettes. Each of its 18 thatched chalets gives visitors a private piece of Africa, with secluded covered verandas that overlook the lagoon shores where hippos wallow and animals come to drink. Rooms offer stylish African interiors, comfortable sitting rooms, and en-suite bathrooms with panoramic walk-in showers.

Lodge facilities are designed to complement the natural surroundings and include open deck, swimming pool, bush spa, and curio shop.

Day 3

Mfuwe Lodge to Zungulila Bushcamp: morning game drive and afternoon bush walk

Your morning game drive takes you deep into South Luangwa’s wilds, where you settle in at your welcoming bush camp. After this afternoon’s walking adventure, sip sundowners with your toes dipped in the Kapamba River.

Accommodation: Zungulila Bushcamp, Zungulila

Zungulila combines modern convenience with the essence of old Africa. From its river bend location, breathtaking views extend onto an expansive plain where natural springs attract a variety of game. Camp consists of just four shaded tents, built under thatched roofs, with private bamboo verandas opening onto sweeping views filled with wildlife. Stylish interiors, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers, and deep soaking tubs assure your privacy and comfort.

Day 4

Zungulila Bushcamp: morning and evening game drives and bush walks

Begin your day with an exhilarating bush walk, followed by brunch and relaxation time back at camp. This afternoon, your expert guides continue introducing you to the park’s plethora of birds, mammals, and other creatures.

Accommodation: Zungulila Bushcamp, Zungulila

Zungulila combines modern convenience with the essence of old Africa. From its river bend location, breathtaking views extend onto an expansive plain where natural springs attract a variety of game. Camp consists of just four shaded tents, built under thatched roofs, with private bamboo verandas opening onto sweeping views filled with wildlife. Stylish interiors, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers, and deep soaking tubs assure your privacy and comfort.

Day 5

Zungulila Bushcamp to Kapamba Bushcamp: morning game drive and afternoon bush walk

Watch for hippos, antelope, elephants, and the rare Thornicroft’s giraffe on this morning’s thrilling camp-to-camp walking safari. Settle in at Kapamba Bushcamp, enjoying sublime river perspectives before heading out on another afternoon game drive.

Accommodation: Kapamba Bushcamp, Kapamba

Kapamba Bushcamp combines serene isolation and superb game viewing opportunities with unexpected touches of luxury in such a remote location. Beautifully positioned on the banks of the shallow Kapamba River, fed by freshwater springs, this idyllic spot is surrounded by some of Luangwa’s most diverse wildlife. The central bar and dining room sit beneath a cluster of matumi and sausage trees, while the wide deck provides a prime vantage point for views of the Kapamba River.

Rest comfortably in one of four spacious, en-suite chalets. Simple and original in design, the open-fronted rooms have wide verandas with river views, twin showers and sunken stone plunge pools. Watching elephants bathe in the river as you lounge on your private deck is just one of the many astonishingly beautiful moments that await you.

Day 6

Kapamba Bushcamp: morning bush walk. Afternoon and/or night game drive

Watch Kapamba’s floodplains and grasslands come to life with the rising sun on this morning’s riveting bush walk. This afternoon continue exploring on foot or in 4WD vehicles, perhaps even enjoying a night game drive after dinner.

Accommodation: Kapamba Bushcamp, Kapamba

Kapamba Bushcamp combines serene isolation and superb game viewing opportunities with unexpected touches of luxury in such a remote location. Beautifully positioned on the banks of the shallow Kapamba River, fed by freshwater springs, this idyllic spot is surrounded by some of Luangwa’s most diverse wildlife. The central bar and dining room sit beneath a cluster of matumi and sausage trees, while the wide deck provides a prime vantage point for views of the Kapamba River.

Rest comfortably in one of four spacious, en-suite chalets. Simple and original in design, the open-fronted rooms have wide verandas with river views, twin showers and sunken stone plunge pools. Watching elephants bathe in the river as you lounge on your private deck is just one of the many astonishingly beautiful moments that await you.

Day 7

Kapamba Bushcamp to Bilimungwe Bushcamp: morning game drive and afternoon bush walk

Watch for buffalo roaming the plains and elephants drinking from riverside springs as you stride through the wilderness from Kapamba to Bilimungwe Bushcamp. Your late afternoon game drive is followed by dinner under the stars.

Accommodation: Bilimungwe Bushcamp, Bilimungwe

A warm welcome awaits you at Bilimungwe Bushcamp. This exclusive, premium lodge has just four raised thatched chalets offering spacious accommodation with en-suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower, and private porch with remarkable views onto one of three waterholes.

The heart of camp is its lounge, built beneath the protective canopy of a huge mahogany tree. It overlooks a shady waterhole, drawing thirsty visitors throughout the day including warthog and elephant.

Day 8

Bilimungwe Bushcamp: morning and evening game drives and bush walks

Spend today immersed in the enchantment of Bilimungwe Bushcamp, a veritable Noah’s Ark where birds and animals throng the lagoons and riverbanks, seemingly indifferent to the presence of humans. Split your time between walks, game drives, and downtime in camp before tonight’s farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Bilimungwe Bushcamp, Bilimungwe

A warm welcome awaits you at Bilimungwe Bushcamp. This exclusive, premium lodge has just four raised thatched chalets offering spacious accommodation with en-suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower, and private porch with remarkable views onto one of three waterholes.

The heart of camp is its lounge, built beneath the protective canopy of a huge mahogany tree. It overlooks a shady waterhole, drawing thirsty visitors throughout the day including warthog and elephant.

Day 9

Your Zambia Safari: Exclusive Camps & Bush Walks tour concludes

Please refer to your flight itinerary for your departure flights from Lusaka.

Departure

Following a final breakfast and bush walk or game drive, you bid farewell to the extraordinary beauty of the South Luangwa Valley and all of the friends you have made along the way. You are transferred to the Mfuwe Airport for your included flight back to Lusaka for a mid-day arrival.

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Zambia: Victoria Falls

2 Nights from only $1,898

  • Two nights in a deluxe 5-star lodge on the Zambezi River, 1 hour from Victoria Falls
  • All meals, local drinks, and house wines (except bottled wines and premium-alcohol drinks) included at the lodge
  • Guided excursion to the Zambian or the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls 
  • Optional activities such as daytime or sundowner cruise, village visit, and guided walks (time permitting)
  • Flights to and from Victoria Falls (in conjunction with the Flight +Tour Combo)
  • Airport meet-and-greet service
  • Laundry
  • Park fees

For those guests reserving our Flight + Tour Combo, you may wish to further extend your time in Zambia with an additional two nights near Victoria Falls. Sending up columns of spray visible from miles away, Victoria Falls is one of Earth’s most spectacular natural wonders. On this extension, you can choose between a guided visit to the Zambia or Zimbabwean side of the falls (visas required) along with a number of active and cultural visits from your remote all- inclusive lodge.

Your magical five-star lodge could not be more perfect…accessible to the astonishing cascade, yet distant enough to enjoy peace, quiet, and personal space. The great Zambezi River provides a dramatic backdrop for your wanderings and meditations on this timeless landscape.

Single Supplement: $298

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Airport and hotel transfers
  • One pre-tour night at a deluxe hotel in Johannesburg
  • One breakfast
  • 9 days, 8 nights Zambia Safari: Exclusive Camps & Bush Walks with on-trip inclusions

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Tour Extension Available

Victoria Falls
2 nights from only $1,898

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Dates & Prices

Tour Only

2018 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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Jun 16 - Jun 24 $7,198 $1,498
Sep 15 - Sep 23 $6,998 $1,498

Flight + Tour Combo

2018 Dates WASHINGTON (DULLES) Change Departure Airport
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Jun 14 - Jun 25 $9,698
$1,598
Sep 13 - Sep 24 $8,898 $1,598
*Savings applicable to new bookings only. Standard Terms & Conditions apply when purchasing this trip. Prices include all airline surcharges and Government taxes and fees. Call for details. All prices are subject to change. Departure dates and prices shown may be updated several times daily, and apply to new bookings only. We reserve the right to correct errors.

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