Footsteps Through the Wilderness
A Dazzle Africa Walking Safari
South Luangwa National Park
A Dazzle Africa Walking Safari
Come explore Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park on an extraordinary wildlife viewing adventure that will bring you deep into the bush to get up close and personal with wildest Africa. We have partnered with one of the most prestigious names in Zambia, Robin Pope Safaris, to bring you this incredible mobile walking safari led by a highly experienced team of experts. It is said that “from a vehicle you see Africa …on foot you feel, hear and smell Africa”.
Top Photo Credit: Robin Pope Safaris
Footsteps Through the Wilderness, A Dazzle Africa Walking Safari
The Robin Pope Mobile Walking Safari, in operation for over 33 years, is known as THE best wilderness experience of the South Luangwa National Park and likely in ALL of Africa. Ditch the confines of a game drive vehicle, don a pair of walking boots and venture into the wilderness where so much lies in store. All walks are led by a highly experienced guide and always accompanied by an armed wildlife scout, thus giving you the utmost safety during this unique adventure.
Photo Credit: Mike Paredes
The South Luangwa National Park is often called the “last great African frontier” and boasts huge concentrations of wildlife. It is here that the walking safari was born and still continues today in an area of the park that is remote and wild, the terrain and habitats varied and the wildlife shy and unused to man. From elephants, to ants, to buffalo, a bird’s nest to tracking a lion, you will learn the many facets of the bush on this mobile adventure.
Photo Credit: Robin Pope Safaris
Footsteps Through the Wilderness
What To Expect
Fully Serviced Mobile Camp
Comfortable walk-in twin tents, fine linens and hot showers ~ all just perfect for settling into nature.
Sumptuous meals from breakfast to dinner.
Daily Walking Safaris
The walking safari experience is slow paced and involves frequent stops to observe wildlife and learn about the secrets of the bush.
Safari pricing is all-inclusive and includes tips
Nkwali Camp is an intimate and authentic property offering understated elegance, seclusion and superb service in the heart of the Luangwa Valley. You will discover excellent views of the lagoon and the river from every area of this beautifully designed camp.
The Mobile Walking Safari Camp
Robin Pope Safaris’ Mobile Walking Safari Camp comes equipped with twin walk-in tents, hot showers, and a long drop loo with wooden throne.
Nsefu Camp, the first photographic safari camp in Zambia offers charm, history, exclusivity, and comfort in the best location in the South Luangwa National Park.
Footsteps Through the Wilderness Itinerary
On arrival at Mfuwe International Airport a guide from Robin Pope Safaris will meet you. The drive to Nkwali Camp is 1 hour through the lively and colorful town of Mfuwe and into the bush where you may have your first sightings of giraffes and elephants. Nkwali Camp has a wide view of the Luangwa River overlooking the South Luangwa National Park, ideally situated for the start of your safari. The six chalets are set high up on the riverbank and have open air bathrooms. After settling in and depending on your arrival time, you will enjoy lunch or high tea followed by an evening game drive and your first bush sundowner. Back at camp savor a three course gourmet dinner and a blissful night’s sleep.
After an early breakfast, you’ll be driven north some 90 kilometers along a bush road through remote parts of the park to the Mupamadzi River and your first mobile camp. You’ll arrive around mid-day to find lodgings that include a twin walk-in tent, a hot bucket shower under a tree, and a long drop toilet with a wooden throne – all the comforts of home! After a delicious lunch, enjoy a siesta and then afternoon tea before setting out on your first bush walk to explore the wilds near camp. Upon return, it’s sundowners and dinner under the stars!
Up at sunrise for the morning walk ~your highly trained guide will interpret the bush, point out animal tracks, identify bird calls, discuss plant life, and provide information about the behavior of the wildlife encountered. The mobile camp will be packed up and moved, along with your luggage, to Camp 2 where lunch will be ready upon your arrival, late morning. Relax in the afternoon before tea, an evening walk, sundowners and an incredibly delicious bush dinner.
Explore the surrounding pristine wilderness in the morning and evening…returning to the same camp. Your guide will provide insights into the delicate balance of the ecosystem and how wildlife interacts with the environment. Round out the day with lively conversations and a wonderful night’s sleep while listening to the sounds of the bush.
Day 5 – 6
The camp will be moved to camp 3 during the morning as you walk further down the Mupamadzi River, a major tributary of the Luangwa. Perhaps your walks from here will find you secretly watching an elephant family playfully enjoying a bath in the river or have you following lion tracks through the bush. Walking quietly through the wilderness with your guide and scout will allow you to observe animals in their natural habitat without disturbing them. Your guide will share his expertise of the incredible nature all around you, while both he and your scout keep you safe. Enjoy evening sundowners while talking about the exciting events of the day and lovely dinners under the starlit sky.
After an early breakfast, a 4-5 hour road transfer will bring you to the Luangwa River crossing point opposite Nsefu Camp. Camp staff will boat transfer you across the river and then drive you 20-minutes to your new lodging, the storied Nsefu Camp. This remote and small camp lies within the National Park and enjoys a stunning location on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River. Settle into your en-suite rondavel style chalet, enjoy a scrumptious lunch followed by a well-deserved siesta before the evening game drive. Time to rest those weary legs!!
After an early morning bountiful Nsefu breakfast you’ll say goodbye to your walking friends and the wild creatures of the South Luangwa for the 2-3 hour drive to Mfuwe Airport. Climbing into the African skies will be bittersweet as you make your way toward home with Zambia forever in your heart.
“…no one can return unchanged, for tawny lions will forever prowl our memory and great herds throng our imagination.”
Safari price includes:
All meals, non-premium alcohol & gratuities*
All in-country charter flights and airport transfers
Game park, national park, and conservancy fees
The safari price does not include:
International airfare – we will be more than happy to help assist you with your booking