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Zambia Safari: Exclusive Camps & Bush Walks

Easy to Moderate Terrain: 2-3 hours on walking days

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Sip sundowners to the sound of hippos splashing in their wallow. Dine under the stars as elephants stride by. 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 on daily game drives. Continue to three remote yet deluxe bush camps for an intimate wildlife experience on foot 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.

What is a Guided Walking Safari?

Optional guided walks are a feature of our safaris, getting you out of your safari vehicle and into the incredible sights, sounds, and smells of Africa. You’ll learn tracking techniques from our expert, naturalist guides and revel in the tiny details that present themselves when you’re out in nature: flowers in bloom, birds on the wing, and newborn antelope foraging in the tall grass. On the days where walks are offered, they range from 1-3 hours, with shorter and longer options when feasible. Our goal is to offer as much walking as possible, but there are some days where due to park restrictions and/or transfers, game drives or water activities are included instead. Walks are in the bush and generally depart directly from the camps and lodges.


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 on daily game drives
  • See the rare Thornicroft’s giraffe, whose entire population of 1,500 is confined to South Luangwa Valley
  • Enjoy the perfect mix of comfort and immersion in nature at intimate, award-winning bush camps
  • As the sun sets, sip daily sundowners in incredible settings on river banks and deep in the bush
Flight + Tour Combo

12 days, 11 nights

FROM $8,898 USD

per person, double occupancy

Tour extension available
Victoria Falls
2 nights $1,698*

Tour Only

9 days, 8 nights

FROM $6,998 USD

per person, double occupancy



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OR Call to Book 800.234.6900

Your Tour Includes:

  • All meals
  • Local wine and/or beer with dinner
  • Exceptional boutique accommodations
  • Local Guide(s) with you 24/7

Flight + Tour Combo Includes:

  • All tour inclusions
  • International round-trip airfare
  • Pre-tour night accommodations
  • Overseas airport transfers
  • Breakfasts
  • Business-class upgrades available

Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

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

Afternoon/evening game drive

Upon arrival in Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN) in Lusaka, a Country Walkers representative will greet you and assist with check-in for your one-hour flight to Mfuwe.

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

Mfuwe Lodge: morning and evening game drives

Greet the dawn with an early morning game drive, then return for brunch and time to relax on your veranda. You may also choose to unwind at your camp’s on-site spa (treatments not included in tour price). This afternoon, enjoy another exciting wildlife-watching excursion via 4×4 vehicle.

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 transfer/game drive and afternoon bush walk

1-hour of walking, easy to moderate

Your morning transfer/game drive takes you deep into South Luangwa’s wilds, where you settle in at your welcoming bush camp and experience your first bush walk. As the sun sets, 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 riverbend 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 bush walk and evening game drive

1-2-hours of walking, easy to moderate

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 riverbend 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 bush walk and afternoon game drive

2-4 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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 an afternoon game drive adventure.

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 double-sized sunken stone baths. Watching elephants bathe in the river as you lounge on your private deck or in your tub, is just one of the many astonishingly beautiful moments that await you.

Day 6

Kapamba Bushcamp: morning bush walk and afternoon game drive

1-2 hours of walking, easy to moderate

Watch Kapamba’s floodplains and grasslands come to life with the rising sun on this morning’s riveting bush walk. This afternoon, continue exploring in 4×4 vehicles stopping along the way to enjoy a sundowner in another spectacular setting.

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 double-sized sunken stone baths. Watching elephants bathe in the river as you lounge on your private deck or in your tub, is just one of the many astonishingly beautiful moments that await you.

Day 7

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

2-3 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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 bush walk and afternoon game drive

1-2 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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 a bush walk, game drive, 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

An early morning transfer delivers you back to Mfuwe for your flight to Lusaka.

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Day 1

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

Afternoon/evening game drive

Upon arrival in Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN) in Lusaka, a Country Walkers representative will greet you and assist with check-in for your one-hour flight to Mfuwe.

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

Mfuwe Lodge: morning and evening game drives

Greet the dawn with an early morning game drive, then return for brunch and time to relax on your veranda. You may also choose to unwind at your camp’s on-site spa (treatments not included in tour price). This afternoon, enjoy another exciting wildlife-watching excursion via 4×4 vehicle.

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 transfer/game drive and afternoon bush walk

1-hour of walking, easy to moderate

Your morning transfer/game drive takes you deep into South Luangwa’s wilds, where you settle in at your welcoming bush camp and experience your first bush walk. As the sun sets, 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 riverbend 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 bush walk and evening game drive

1-2-hours of walking, easy to moderate

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 riverbend 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 bush walk and afternoon game drive

2-4 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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 an afternoon game drive adventure.

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 double-sized sunken stone baths. Watching elephants bathe in the river as you lounge on your private deck or in your tub, is just one of the many astonishingly beautiful moments that await you.

Day 6

Kapamba Bushcamp: morning bush walk and afternoon game drive

1-2 hours of walking, easy to moderate

Watch Kapamba’s floodplains and grasslands come to life with the rising sun on this morning’s riveting bush walk. This afternoon, continue exploring in 4×4 vehicles stopping along the way to enjoy a sundowner in another spectacular setting.

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 double-sized sunken stone baths. Watching elephants bathe in the river as you lounge on your private deck or in your tub, is just one of the many astonishingly beautiful moments that await you.

Day 7

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

2-3 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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 bush walk and afternoon game drive

1-2 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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 a bush walk, game drive, 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

An early morning transfer delivers you back to Mfuwe for your flight to 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, South Africa

Upon arrival at the Johannesburg International Airport, after retrieving luggage and passing through customs, a representative from the African Rock Hotel holding a sign with your name on it meets you as you exit the baggage-claim area. Your transfer to the hotel takes approximately 25 minutes. The remainder of the day is at leisure (no meals or activities included). Depending on your arrival time, you may wish to reserve dinner at the hotel’s restaurant which offers a set 3-course menu (not included in the tour price).

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 one-hour included flight to Lusaka, Zambia and onward to Mfuwe Airport to begin your tour.

Upon arrival in Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN) in Lusaka, a Country Walkers representative will greet you and assist with check-in for your one-hour flight to Mfuwe.

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

Mfuwe Lodge: morning and evening game drives

Greet the dawn with an early morning game drive, then return for brunch and time to relax on your veranda. You may also choose to unwind at your camp’s on-site spa (treatments not included in tour price). This afternoon, enjoy another exciting wildlife-watching excursion via 4×4 vehicle.

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 transfer/game drive and afternoon bush walk

1-hour of walking, easy to moderate

Your morning transfer/game drive takes you deep into South Luangwa’s wilds, where you settle in at your welcoming bush camp and experience your first bush walk. As the sun sets, 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 riverbend 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 bush walk and evening game drive

1-2-hours of walking, easy to moderate

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 riverbend 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 bush walk and afternoon game drive

2-4 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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 an afternoon game drive adventure.

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 double-sized sunken stone baths. Watching elephants bathe in the river as you lounge on your private deck or in your tub, is just one of the many astonishingly beautiful moments that await you.

Day 6

Kapamba Bushcamp: morning bush walk and afternoon game drive

1-2 hours of walking, easy to moderate

Watch Kapamba’s floodplains and grasslands come to life with the rising sun on this morning’s riveting bush walk. This afternoon, continue exploring in 4×4 vehicles stopping along the way to enjoy a sundowner in another spectacular setting.

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 double-sized sunken stone baths. Watching elephants bathe in the river as you lounge on your private deck or in your tub, is just one of the many astonishingly beautiful moments that await you.

Day 7

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

2-3 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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 bush walk and afternoon game drive

1-2 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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 a bush walk, game drive, 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.

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

2 nights from only $1,698*

  • Two nights at the Islands of Siankaba Lodge on the Zambezi River, 1.5 hours 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: $198*

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally. For 2018 departures, the Post-Tour Extension price is $1,898. Single Supplement is $298.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Airport and hotel transfers
  • One pre-tour night at the African Rock 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 $1,698*

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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, South Africa

Upon arrival at the Johannesburg International Airport, after retrieving luggage and passing through customs, a representative from the African Rock Hotel holding a sign with your name on it meets you as you exit the baggage-claim area. Your transfer to the hotel takes approximately 25 minutes. The remainder of the day is at leisure (no meals or activities included). Depending on your arrival time, you may wish to reserve dinner at the hotel’s restaurant which offers a set 3-course menu (not included in the tour price).

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 one-hour included flight to Lusaka, Zambia and onward to Mfuwe Airport to begin your tour.

Upon arrival in Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN) in Lusaka, a Country Walkers representative will greet you and assist with check-in for your one-hour flight to Mfuwe.

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

Mfuwe Lodge: morning and evening game drives

Greet the dawn with an early morning game drive, then return for brunch and time to relax on your veranda. You may also choose to unwind at your camp’s on-site spa (treatments not included in tour price). This afternoon, enjoy another exciting wildlife-watching excursion via 4×4 vehicle.

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 transfer/game drive and afternoon bush walk

1-hour of walking, easy to moderate

Your morning transfer/game drive takes you deep into South Luangwa’s wilds, where you settle in at your welcoming bush camp and experience your first bush walk. As the sun sets, 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 riverbend 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 bush walk and evening game drive

1-2-hours of walking, easy to moderate

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 riverbend 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 bush walk and afternoon game drive

2-4 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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 an afternoon game drive adventure.

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 double-sized sunken stone baths. Watching elephants bathe in the river as you lounge on your private deck or in your tub, is just one of the many astonishingly beautiful moments that await you.

Day 6

Kapamba Bushcamp: morning bush walk and afternoon game drive

1-2 hours of walking, easy to moderate

Watch Kapamba’s floodplains and grasslands come to life with the rising sun on this morning’s riveting bush walk. This afternoon, continue exploring in 4×4 vehicles stopping along the way to enjoy a sundowner in another spectacular setting.

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 double-sized sunken stone baths. Watching elephants bathe in the river as you lounge on your private deck or in your tub, is just one of the many astonishingly beautiful moments that await you.

Day 7

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

2-3 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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 bush walk and afternoon game drive

1-2 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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 a bush walk, game drive, 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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Zambia: Victoria Falls

2 nights from only $1,698*

  • Two nights at the Islands of Siankaba Lodge on the Zambezi River, 1.5 hours 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: $198*

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally. For 2018 departures, the Post-Tour Extension price is $1,898. Single Supplement is $298.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Airport and hotel transfers
  • One pre-tour night at the African Rock 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 $1,698*

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Dates & Prices

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Choose your own dates from June to October 2018**.

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2018 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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Sep 15 - Sep 23 $6,998 $1,498

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2018 Dates WASHINGTON (DULLES) Change Departure Airport
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Sep 13 - Sep 24 $9,698
$1,598
Additional gateway cities available; please call for details. 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. **Private departures are not combinable with Encore milestone savings. The eighth free spot does not include airfare or tour extensions and will be reimbursed as a check 30 days prior to departure. Cancellations that result in a group of fewer than eight may incur additional fees. All reservations are subject to availability. Guests must be 12 years old to participate in bush walks. If bringing children under 12, additional fees will apply.

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2019 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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Jun 22 - Jun 30 $6,748 $1,398
Sep 14 - Sep 22 $7,748 $1,398

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2019 Dates WASHINGTON (DULLES) Change Departure Airport
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Jun 20 - Jul 1 $9,548
$1,548
Sep 12 - Sep 23 $9,748 $1,548
Additional gateway cities available; please call for details. 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. **Private departures are not combinable with Encore milestone savings. The eighth free spot does not include airfare or tour extensions and will be reimbursed as a check 30 days prior to departure. Cancellations that result in a group of fewer than eight may incur additional fees. All reservations are subject to availability. Guests must be 12 years old to participate in bush walks. If bringing children under 12, additional fees will apply.

Guides

Guides

Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.

Kelvin Zulu

Kelvin Zulu was born and raised in Mfuwe, where he still lives with his wife, Josephine. After attending Chiwawatala Primary School and Mfuwe Day Secondary School, Kelvin’s fondness for wildlife led him to working as spotter at Mfuwe Lodge in 2008. With help from a mentor guide and sponsorship and support from Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust, Kelvin took and passed his guide exam in 2010 and worked two years as a transfer guide before being promoted to full guide, where he continues to appreciate the landscape and natural history of his home country.

Peter-Milanzi
Peter Milanzi

An interest in wildlife began at an early age for Peter Milanzi when he moved in 1994 to Mfuwe, with his father and twin brother, Misheck (who is also a guide!). Peter completed his schooling in Lusaka, where he enjoyed math and the sciences and after graduation  worked as a bartender at several safari camps in the Luangwa Valley. Inspired by his father and spurred on by his brother, he became a guide in 2003 and passed his bush walking exam in 2006. Peter loves spending time with his wife, Diana, a teacher, and their two daughters, Chimwemwe and Orient.

Fannuel-Banda
Fannuel Banda

Fannuel Banda was brought up in Mfuwe by his grandparents and still lives there with his wife and two sons. His passion for wildlife developed early in life and he was encouraged to pursue his interest by his family, gaining experience in the safari industry by working for several safari companies in the area. He once appeared on the BBC programme “No Going Back” when working as a foreman for a lodge that was being built and became a local celebrity! Fannuel began working as a transfer driver but soon passed his guide’s exam and the following year qualified as a walking guide and has been enjoying his life’s work ever since.

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