Walking Safaris

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Zambia is the true home to the walking safari - pioneered by the late Norman Carr, and beginning to be copied in other countries as well - in which the guests take to their feet in the bush, accompanied only by a guide and an armed National Park scout. Usually a walking safari will take place from a bush camp situated in a more remote region of the Park to that used for game drives, to maximize the solitude of this unique experience, although virtually all camps and lodges offer the option of at least a half day walk in the area of the camp. 

As well as walking from bush camps in an area such as the South Luangwa National Park, you can also go for the more full-on mobile fly-tent camping - not as strong on the creature comforts but an amazing way to explore the bush and "get back to nature". Either way the feeling of exploration and the excitement involved with sometimes literally stumbling over your new accommodation for the night is wonderful. 

In principle you don't get quite as close to big game as you would in a vehicle (although in practice [cont.]

it can turn out to be just the opposite!), but you also get the opportunity to study things - such as insects, trees, droppings and spoor - that you normally never observe from a vehicle, and see the bush from the wildlife's eye view, rather than looking down on everything from the back of your 4x4. Walking safaris are a great opportunity for photographers to get down to ground level for some impressive pictures.

More recently, though, AfricaAway has itself devised a whole new series of camp-to-camp walking safaris, designed to attract the really serious walker. For us these represent the ultimate walking experience! For further details please visit the website shown below.     

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