Walking Safaris

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magine……waking up at the crack of dawn to the sound of a multitude of birds and a hot cup of coffee to get you going before you set off.

Your Game Guide leads you deep into the heart of the bush, carefully making your way through the lush vegetation, pointing out the many signs of wild, – spoor of a lion that passed here in the night, elephant tracks, a herd of 10 or more must have been just here, where are they now?

As you move on, you hear the crackle of leaves, and there they are…. grazing under a grove of sausage trees. You hang back, making sure the wind doesn’t bring the smell of you to them. Just watch……. See how they pull the bark from the tree, see the matriarchal mother lead the herd a little further, you creep slowly behind.

A wealth of information in the wild

Your guide tells you many stories of the ways of elephants in their natural environment. You walk a little closer, keeping low and out of sight. Suddenly one looks up…….sniffs the air with her long trunk, lets out a long eerie trumpet as she senses the presence of humans. They turn and disappear from sight in seconds.

Just then a troop of baboons appear, picking at the elephant dung for seeds. A flock of crowned cranes fly overhead and land at the edge of a nearby lagoon. A crocodile lunges from the water and sinks below. Two buffalo come down to drink, the crocodile emerges again and they’re off.

Most of the Game Lodges offer a Walking Safari option, taken either in the early morning or late afternoon. Refreshments are served along the way carried by an able porter. All you take is your binoculars and a sense of wonder.

Walking Safari Operators

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120Norman Carr Safaris

Norman Carr established Luangwa’s first safari camp in 1950. Back in the days when an African safari was a hunting experience, Norman developed the pioneering idea of taking people to look at animals and photograph them rather than to shoot them.

130Robin Pope Safaris

Based in the South Luangwa National Park, Robin Pope Safaris was founded in 1986. Robin Pope Safaris’ unmatched knowledge of the area allows them to create the perfect safari, specifically for you. The unspoilt South Luangwa National Park is home to an astounding collection of wildlife; including over 400 species of birds, elephant, buffalo, hippo, lion, leopard and much, much more.

150Adventure Andy’s Travel Company

Custom-built wildlife safaris for small groups, families, and couples. We can supply a fantastic trip for anybody that has a special focus as well: photography, birding, honeymoon,

160Mambulu! Safaris

Mambulu! Safaris With A Difference is an owner managed company based in the Netherlands specialized in individual tailor made safaris in east and southern Africa. We design: Nature and culture safaris, Photographic safaris, Motivational safaris.

Bushtracks Africa

Apart from handling most of the FIT guests in the area and having won the tender to manage all of Sun International’s groups, we have also grown into the most knowledgeable company to handle all types of groups, incentives and conferences into these areas.

Mama Tembo Tours

Mama Tembo Tours Inc grew out of 35 years of independent travel and 25 years of expatriate life, including 13 years in Africa, in Zambia, Tanzania, Republic of Congo, Gabon and Benin. Originating in Canada, MTT has found an African base in Lusaka as Mama Tembo Tours Zambia LTD.

Mukuni Big Five Safaris

Mukuni Big Five Safaris. Conveniently situated only 3 km from the Mighty Victoria Falls, Mukuni Big 5 Safaris is on the road to Chief Mukuni’s Palace. The road is an …