Walking safaris in Zambia and Tanzania

Safaris are lovely for the family – kids like seeing the lions, rhino, wildebeest and all the other animals. And most safaris are gentle experiences where you are driven out in jeeps from lodges or tented camps so you might fill your camera memory card, but you won’t tire yourself out. But some people want more of an active experience, something a bit more rough and ready where you feel you have left civilisation behind and all that’s left is nature. For them, a walking safari is the perfect choice.

Walking safaris mean that you walk between camps, spotting the animals as you go. The camps range from the luxurious permanent type with soft beds and hot showers, to ‘fly camps’ which mean a pop-up tent and a bucket of warm water to wash in (but usually with staff who will cook for you on an open fire.

Our favourites are based at Luangwa River camp in Zambia and Sand Rivers camp in Selous, Tanzania.

In Luangwa, you will spend a night in a lodge, then be driven to a remote part of the Lungwa national park. From there, it’s five days of walking along the river and spotting wildlife on the land and water as you go. You will cover about 10km per day, so it’s not taxing. You will be sleeping in tents with bedding and eating under a starry sky.

At Sand Rivers, the landscape is filled with elephant, buffalo, giraffe – to say nothing of the big cats; while the backdrop includes majestic baobab trees set against blue-tinged hills. Two or three days walking through the plains will give you a taste of Africa to make you fall in love with it. Finally, back at the camp, you will relax beside the river’s gentle waters, recuperating with delicious food and cool sunset drinks.

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Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Masai Mara and Beach Trip

Destination: Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Masai Mara and Mombasa
Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Masai Mara and Beach ZAMBIA – SOUTH AFRICA – KENYA 15 Nights from £5250.00 per person The awesome Victoria Falls, cosmopolitan Cape Town, astonishing wildlife in the Masai Mara, and complete relaxation in Mombasa – a truly wonderful itinerary! Days 1-3 Victoria Falls On arrival at Victoria Falls airport, met and transferred to the Ilala Lodge, which is within easy walking distance of the Victoria Falls. Stay here for the next three nights. Explore the mighty Victoria Falls at your own pace or see page 91 for some ideas on things to do in Victoria Falls area. Overnight : Ilala Lodge Meals : Breakfast Days 4-7 Cape Town After breakfast, transferred to the airport for your onward flight to the buzzing city of Cape Town. Met and transferred to your hotel in the famous Waterfront area for the next four nights. Explore Table Mountain and the winelands region, see to page 74 for some ideas on things to do whilst in Cape Town. Overnight : Victoria & Alfred Hotel Cape Town Meals : Breakfast Day 8 Nairobi After breakfast, transferred to the airport for your flight from Cape Town to Nairobi. Met on arrival in Nairobi and transferred to your hotel. Overnight : Eka Hotel Meals : Breakfast Days 9-11 Masai Mara After breakfast, transferred to Nairobi Wilson Airport for your light aircraft flight to the world-famous Masai Mara. Met on arrival and transferred to your camp for the next three nights, which includes morning and evening game drives. There will be an opportunity for a ballooning safari over the Mara plains (optional extra). Overnight : Ashnil Mara Camp Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Days 12-15 Mombasa After breakfast, transferred to the airstrip for your return flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport. Met and transferred for onward flight to the Kenyan Coast of Mombasa. Met on arrival in Mombasa and transferred to your accommodation for the next four nights. Overnight : Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa Meals : Breakfast and Dinner Day 16 Depart After breakfast, transfer to the airport for onward arrangements. Meals : Breakfast To book or for more information on this trip, call us on 020 8744 0474.
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Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Masai Mara and Beach Trip
Destination: Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Masai Mara and Mombasa
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Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Masai Mara and Beach

ZAMBIA – SOUTH AFRICA – KENYA

15 Nights from £5250.00 per person

The awesome Victoria Falls, cosmopolitan Cape Town, astonishing wildlife in the Masai Mara, and complete relaxation in Mombasa – a truly wonderful itinerary!

Days 1-3 Victoria Falls

On arrival at Victoria Falls airport, met and transferred to the Ilala Lodge, which is within easy walking distance of the Victoria Falls. Stay here for the next three nights. Explore the mighty Victoria Falls at your own pace or see page 91 for some ideas on things to do in Victoria Falls area.
Overnight : Ilala Lodge
Meals : Breakfast

Days 4-7 Cape Town

After breakfast, transferred to the airport for your onward flight to the buzzing city of Cape Town. Met and transferred to your hotel in the famous Waterfront area for the next four nights. Explore Table Mountain and the winelands region, see to page 74 for some ideas on things to do whilst in Cape Town.
Overnight : Victoria & Alfred Hotel Cape Town
Meals : Breakfast

Day 8 Nairobi

After breakfast, transferred to the airport for your flight from Cape Town to Nairobi. Met on arrival in Nairobi and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight : Eka Hotel
Meals : Breakfast

Days 9-11 Masai Mara

After breakfast, transferred to Nairobi Wilson Airport for your light aircraft flight to the world-famous Masai Mara. Met on arrival and transferred to your camp for the next three nights, which includes morning and evening game drives. There will be an opportunity for a ballooning safari over the Mara plains (optional extra).
Overnight : Ashnil Mara Camp
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Days 12-15 Mombasa

After breakfast, transferred to the airstrip for your return flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport. Met and transferred for onward flight to the Kenyan Coast of Mombasa. Met on arrival in Mombasa and transferred to your accommodation for the next four nights.
Overnight : Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa
Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Day 16 Depart

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for onward arrangements.
Meals : Breakfast

To book or for more information on this trip, call us on 020 8744 0474.

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