Walking safaris began in South Luangwa National Park in the 1950s, and the park is today still one of Africa’s premier walking safari areas.
Spread over 9000km2 of the Luangwa Valley, the park lives to the seasonal ebb and flood of the rivers which are flanked by riparian forests. The floodplain woodlands, which are dominated by mopane trees, are home to a variety of herbivores and their predators.
There is a very strong focus on walking in the park, and visitors can choose from an excellent range of lodges, camps and mobile walking safaris from Robin Pope, Time+Tide, The Bushcamp Company, Remote Africa, Chiawa and others. Most of the lodges and camps are located along the Luangwa River, offering stunning views of the river and the wildlife that inhabits its banks.