Or to get in a stable Canadian canoe paddling and drifting silently down the Zambezi watching elephant families, zebra and buffalo drinking at the water’s edge. These more active types of safari get the senses alert and place you at one with your surroundings. Someone said “if taking a game drive is seeing the film, then taking a walking safari is like going behind the film set”.
You can start your day at Chiawa Camp with a sizzling breakfast freshly cooked as your little pontoon putters past hippopotamus on the Zambezi. Follow this up with a safari walk or a spot of tiger fishing. After a pleasant lunch you can paddle your canoe for a couple of hours downstream, to be met by an open vehicle taking you on a game drive back to camp via a refreshing sundowner! Venture up to Tafika Camp and John Coppinger will take you for a microlight flight skipping above the treetops of the South Luangwa for an eagle’s eye view of the herds.
If you still have energy, a few days at Victoria Falls will give you time to try rafting 18 sets of rapids down the Zambezi gorge, a helicopter flight over the waterfall, even bungee jumping off the old iron bridge, plummeting towards the crocodiles far below.