Walking safaris

There’s not much that can beat the thrill of exploring the bush on foot, and where better to try it than in the home of the walking safari, the South Luangwa National Park?

Walking offers an unmatched opportunity to experience the wild up close and away from the thrum of a vehicle engine. Sights, sounds and smells are heightened and become even more exhilarating. And you’ll discover smaller flora and fauna that you perhaps didn’t even know existed

At Nkonzi Camp we offer morning and afternoon walking safaris.

In the morning you’ll depart from camp at around 06h00 accompanied by your scout and guide. While we’re always on the lookout for big game, our bush walks also provide the opportunity to slow things down, have a look at the smaller things and truly absorb your surroundings. This is a time to breath deeply and let the reality of being in one of the wildest places on earth really sink in.

A walking safari can last from anywhere between 2 to 4 hours depending on the temperature, what you see, and of course your preference. The walk is not designed to be a route march through the bush. You’ll walk slowly and spend plenty of time taking in the magic of Africa. You certainly do not need to be mountain-climbing fit to partake – the pace is set at a gentle and enjoyable hike.

Our walking safaris are led by our highly qualified walking safari guides and accompanied by an armed wildlife scout. In the South Luangwa, completing the training to become a walking guide is no easy task so rest assured that you will be in the safest of hands.