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Walkig Safari South Luangwa National Park Zambia
Walkig Safari South Luangwa National Park Zambia

Luxury Zambia Safari

The birthplace of the walking safari. The birthplace of the walking safari.
Why Zambia?
There’s nothing quite like a walking safari. Senses are heightened when you’re immersed in the bush – you see, hear and even smell details you likely wouldn’t have noticed from inside a safari vehicle.

The concept of the walking safari began in Zambia with conservationist Norman Carr, who encouraged photography and bush walks as a way to build connections and increase awareness of the plight of the wild. Though not as popular as Kenya and Tanzania, Zambia is a remarkable safari destination with abundant wildlife, beautiful landscapes and vibrant communities.

It’s our top choice for active safaris. If you’re looking to climb down from the 4x4 and stretch your legs, Zambia is the place for you. Aside from walking safaris, you can enjoy canoeing or boating on the great Zambezi River – you can even leap off a bridge at the border with Zimbabwe, if you’d like. When it’s time to relax, Zambia has accommodations to suit every taste including rustic bush camps and luxury safari lodges. Journeysmiths can help you plan an unforgettable Zambian adventure with everything from the Big Five to the incomparable Victoria Falls.
  • Birthplace of the walking safari.
  • Diverse, wildlife-rich landscapes.
  • Great for night drives.
  • Excellent birdwatching.
  • Boating on the Zambezi River.
  • Cultural connections.
  • Visit Victoria Falls.
Vic Falls Zambia
Connect with nature like never before
Your Zambia Safari Awaits
Your Zambia Safari Awaits
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Top 10 Zambia Experiences
Zambia is a country of seemingly endless grasslands, raging waterfalls, mighty rivers, heaving herds of wildebeest, of big cats, rhinos, elephants and russet-red sunsets. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite experiences to inspire your imagination.Zambia is a country of seemingly endless grasslands, raging waterfalls, mighty rivers, heaving herds of wildebeest, of big cats, rhinos, elephants and russet-red sunsets.

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite experiences to inspire your imagination.
Best Places to Stay in Zambia
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Hero Image Exterior Of Private Suite Chiawa Camp Lower Zambezi Scott Ramsay
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Chiawa Camp
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing retreat, or an action-packed safari experience, Chiawa Camp has it all.
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Hero Image Exterior Of Bedroom King Lewanika Liuwa Plains
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King Lewanika
King Lewanika is far from the beaten track in an incredibly remote location, but you can appreciate Zambia’s diverse wildlife at your own pace in this unique haven, enjoying the comfort of secluded, luxurious accommodation.
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Hero Image Exterior View Of Siankaba Islands Of Siankaba Victoria Falls
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Islands of Siankaba
Islands of Siankaba is a luxurious way to enjoy Zambia away from the crowds of Victoria Falls.
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Hero Image Exterior Of Villa Puku Ridge Camp South Luangwa
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Puku Ridge
Puku Ridge inhabits a remote world of its own, watching the ancient patterns of life and survival while treating its visitors to enjoyably civilised hospitality. This small and intimate camp is built unobtrusively overlooking a vast floodplain where the Puku antelope after which the camp is named can be seen grazing throughout the day.
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Hero Image Swimming Pool Lion Camp South Luangwa
Hero Image Swimming Pool Lion Camp South Luangwa
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Lion Camp
There are no fences at Lion Camp, so elephant, buffalo, and antelope come and go as they please. You can watch them from your private deck or the board walk, and they may well be watching you as you swim in the pool. The camp prides itself on its support for conservation and local community development initiatives, including Conservation South Luangwa and the Chipembele Wildlife Education Centre.
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Hero Image Outdoor Seating And Firepit Shumba Camp Kafue
Hero Image Outdoor Seating And Firepit Shumba Camp Kafue
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Shumba Camp
Shumba Camp boasts breathtaking views from a tree covered island in the middle of the Busanga Plains.
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Hero Image Pool Area Busanga Bush Camp Kafue
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Busanga Bush Camp
Welcome to Busanga Bush Camp, the perfect place to unplug and wind down in the heart of the Busanga Plains.
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Exterior Of Lodge Tongabezi Lodge Victoria Falls
Exterior Of Lodge Tongabezi Lodge Victoria Falls
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Tongabezi Lodge
Tongabezi Lodge is the perfect place to enjoy Zambia at your own serene pace, and to relax at the end of the day.
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Hero Image Bedroom Deck Royal Chundu River Lodge Victoria Falls
Hero Image Bedroom Deck Royal Chundu River Lodge Victoria Falls
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Royal Chundu
Check in to the prestigious Royal Chundu Private Island Lodge, the only Relais & Châteaux property in Zambia, which is situated on an island in the Zambezi.
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Hero Image Camp Deck Anabezi Camp Lower Zambezi
Hero Image Camp Deck Anabezi Camp Lower Zambezi
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Anabezi Camp
Situated at the far-eastern reaches of the park, Anabezi is characterised by the elephants which are drawn to the surrounding Winterthorn trees.
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Hero Image Drinks River Views Chongwe Camp Lower Zambezi
Hero Image Drinks River Views Chongwe Camp Lower Zambezi
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Chongwe River Camp
Situated under a canopy of Albida thorn trees Chongwe River Camp is family owned and managed and benefits from a friendly and informal atmosphere.
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Hero Image Aerial View Of Camp Mwaleshi Camp North Luangwa
Hero Image Aerial View Of Camp Mwaleshi Camp North Luangwa
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Mwaleshi Camp
Mwaleshi Camp is the perfect escape for people looking to head off the beaten track and explore some of the more remote parts of Zambia by foot. Nestled on the banks of the Mwaleshi River, guests can stay in a comfortable chalet constructed out of natural materials and complete with en suite bathrooms that are open to the stars.
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Aerial Matamanene Camp Liuwa Plains Zambia Mr Copyright Peter Fernhead
Liuwa Plains, Zambia
Matamanene Camp
Simply designed, with a relaxing ‘back-to-the-bush’ ambience, this safari camp’s focus is to provide an authentic, intimate safari that concentrates on the wildlife and bush experience without forgoing any creature comforts or service.
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Hero Image Swimming Pool Sausage Tree Camp Lower Zambezi
Hero Image Swimming Pool Sausage Tree Camp Lower Zambezi
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Sausage Tree Camp
Sausage Tree Camp was voted #1 on the BBC's Ten Best Luxury Destinations programme and is deserving of the accolade.
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Hero Image Exterior Of Bedroom At Night Mchenja South Luangwa
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Mchenja Bushcamp
Mchenja, meaning "the ebony tree", is set beneath a magnificent grove of these trees on the banks of the Luangwa River. It is the most luxurious of the Norman Carr tented camps yet it is also designed to combine excellently with other more rustic bush camps.
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We are a boutique travel specialist. For over 30 years we have been crafting the finest tailor-made holidays to the world’s wild places. Your time is precious and with a world to see, we understand the importance of getting it absolutely right for you every time.We are a boutique travel specialist. For over 30 years we have been crafting the finest tailor-made holidays to the world’s wild places. Your time is precious and with a world to see, we understand the importance of getting it absolutely right for you every time.
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