Walk on the Wild Side in Untouched Africa

Zambia Walking Safari

Zambia

10 Days

From $7,995

Level 3

Moderate

Overview

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    Overview

    Remote and untamed, Zambia is the legendary birthplace of the walking safari. With our expert Trip Leader Jason Alfonsi, we invite you to step out of the vehicle and experience wild Africa—on foot. Exciting game walks reveal aspects of wild Africa in a way that is impossible from a vehicle. On foot, you actually become a part of the environment and it's a much richer experience. As they say, from a vehicle, you see the bush—on foot, you feel it! South Luangwa National Park—3,500 square miles of untouched wilderness—is an unforgettably beautiful place and our private Hemingway-style mobile camps ensure cozy comfort.

    Arrive: Mfuwe, Zambia

    Depart: Mfuwe, Zambia

    Highlights

    • Experience an incredible walking safari with a small group (maximum 6!) for an authentic and intimate experience
    • Enjoy great leopard sightings and the possibility of predator-prey interactions
    • Take night drives to get closer to many nocturnal creatures
    • Stay in delightful full-service private mobile camps with a chef

    Overview

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      Itinerary

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      At 12-guest Nkwali Camp, set on private land on the Luangwa River, the wildlife is all around us. The endemic Thornicroft's giraffe is often seen near camp, and tonight we may hear them browsing outside our chalets. With the setting of the sun, a different world awakens, revealing the nocturnal realm of lion, genet, and hyena.
      In this remote and untouched environment where we'll see no other people, we have five full days to enjoy the best walking imaginable, taking us through several habitats each day, from hilly ridges to floodplains, from miombo woodland to mopani woodland to riverine woodland, and to the picturesque Mupamadzi River, with its clear waters and white sand. From examining a bird's nest to tracking a lion, we'll get an eye-opening experience of the fascinating bush ecosystem. Our private, moveable tented camps feature walk-in tents and our own chef and full kitchen and camp services.
      Around Nsefu, a secluded camp with a classic bush atmosphere, leopard sightings are frequent, and it is a thrill to see one of these gorgeous cats padding through the shadows, its tail lifted high, or perched languidly in a sausage tree. Depart on Day 10 via Mfuwe or extend to majestic Victoria Falls.

      Dates & Pricing

      Pricing below is per person and based on double occupancy. The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have. WT also has the most generous cancellation and transfer policies in the industry, we make it easy if you change your mind. Have a small group of your own? Take over an existing date or choose your own. You’ll have your own private guide–and the adventure–all to yourselves!

      Payment & Cancel Schedule

      $600 due at time of reservation
      90 days prior to departure: Balance

      Cancellation & Transfer Schedule

      Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!
      61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost
      46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
      45 days or less: 100% of trip cost

      Included
      • Expert leadership of a Wilderness Travel Trip Leader and local guides
      • Accommodations in mobile tents and tented camps
      • All meals
      • Local beer, wine, and spirits
      • All ground transportation and baggage handling from meeting until departure
      • All activities as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • Safari camp staff
      Not Included
      • Travel to and from the arrival and departure location as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • Additional hotel nights outside the trip's scheduled dates
      • Optional gratuities to Trip Leaders or staff
      • Optional travel insurance
      • Other expenses of a personal nature (some alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)

      Accommodations

      Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

      Nkwali Camp

      Luangwa Valley, Zambia

      Day 1 (1 night)

      Beautifully set in an ebony grove overlooking South Luangwa National Park, Nkwali features six bamboo chalets, each with an attached private bathroom partly open to the sky (for the delightful experience of showering under the sun or in the moonlight!). The bar, on the banks of the snaking Luangwa River,...

      Zambia Walking Safari—Mobile Camps

      South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

      Days 2-6 (5 nights)

      For our walking safari, we use lightweight yet fully serviced mobile camps that allow us access to remote sections of the park. Our mobile camps have walk-in tents with camp beds, and there is a shared shower and toilet tent. The camp's dining table and...

      Nsefu Camp

      Luangwa Valley, Zambia

      Days 7-9 (3 nights)

      Founded by pioneering Zambian conservationist Norman Carr in the 1950s, Nsefu has a great location on a huge bend in the Luangwa River in the remote Nsefu sector of South Luangwa National Park. It was Zambia's first safari camp and still retains its authentic ambiance. The six guest rooms are...

      Trip Leaders

      Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. For more information, including client comments about them and which specific trips they will be leading, please click on their profiles below.

      Jason Alfonsi

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      What the Trip is Like

      This trip is rated Level 3, Moderate, according to our trip grading system. It is an active safari featuring extensive bush walking, a mix of moderate cross-country walks and hikes off trail, supplemented by game drives. Participants must have endurance, be agile, in good health, and in good shape. During the walking safari, we are in mobile camps and our schedule is a bit more flexible.
      Review Trip Level Details

      We walk 6-8 miles per day, typically in the early morning and in the late afternoon. We walk cross-country and the terrain can be challenging from dried broken-clay riverbeds to overgrown brush. Well broken-in lightweight hiking boots or walking shoes with lug soles and ankle support are recommended.

      The best months for viewing wildlife are from May to October, when minimum rainfall forces the animals to the river and the grasses of the bushveld are short, improving gameviewing visibility. Most of Zambia lies on a wide plateau at about 3,000 feet, with the Zambezi and its tributaries (the Luangwa and Kafue) cutting deep valleys into the edges of the plateau. Although Zambia is in the tropics, the altitude of the plateau ensures that the climate is generally less hot than in surrounding countries. Average summer temperatures range between 77°F to 95°F. May to August is the cooler dry season, and temperatures can get as low as 50°F at night.

      At Nkwali and Nsefu we stay in comfortable, airy bungalows that have en suite bathrooms with flush toilets and showers. Our fully serviced mobile camps are set up with well-equipped walk-in tents with full bedding. At each camp, there is a shower and a shared latrine-style toilet. Delicious meals of a high standard are served on the walking safari.

      A typical day starts with an early wake-up call and tea, coffee, cereals, and toast. After breakfast, we depart on a game drive, with a midmorning stop for tea/coffee and cakes. We return anytime between 9:30 am and midday. After lunch, there is a chance to rest, read, or spend a few quiet hours viewing animals near our accommodation. Around 4 pm, following tea and cakes, we depart on a game drive that continues through sundown -- and sometimes into the evening for exciting nighttime gameviewing. We return for hot showers, drinks at the bar, a three-course dinner, and perhaps a nightcap sitting around the fire under the stars. We retire around 10:30 pm, as the hyenas begin to call.

      Our game drives are in open 4WD vehicles, a boon for great photographic opportunities. During drives and walks, we can at times get quite close to wild animals. Being very quiet improves everybody's chances of observation. In the interest of safety, your Trip Leader explains limitations on movement while on game drives, in the safari vehicles, and around camp. Incidents with wild animals are extremely rare on safaris, but no trip can guarantee immunity from such incidents. Wilderness Travel is not to be held responsible for incidents involving the behavior of wildlife.

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      Client Testimonials

      "My first trip to Africa and I loved it. The camps were comfortable without being ’‘over the top’ and the guides were great. All the staff was amazing."

      Ann Z.

      Pensacola FL

      "What an amazing experience. The memories made on this trip will last forever. Thank you!"

      Bill Z.

      Watertown, SD

      "I had a superb trip—not only the itinerary, locations, and experiences, but the staff at all venues were truly outstanding. Also, Jason Alfonsi is a real gem, a polished diamond!"

      Brian T.

      Scottsdale, AZ

      "Having experienced many 4WD game drives, I have to admit that I’ve become a walking safari fan. It’s a whole different type of experience, much more intimate."

      Dennis H.

      Venice, CA

      "On the walking safari, we saw no other people! The animals were splendid, and Zambia is so wild and special."

      Dianne L.

      Fairfax Station, VA

      "The combination of a walking safari and vehicle safari is excellent."

      Dieter S.

      Green Valley, AZ

      "Memories from the Zambia Walking Safari will last a lifetime for me. The wildlife, the terrain, the staff, accommodations, and our guide Jason Alfonsi were all tremendous. I guess the best way to describe my experience is that I can't wait to return. Wherever we go next, Wilderness Travel will be our first choice."

      Gary T.

      Seattle, WA

      "Our first Wilderness trip has left us most impressed."

      Helen and Alan B.

      Willowdale, Ontario

      "Every aspect of the trip was fantastic. I had not really given thought to the food prior to leaving but was totally wowed by the quality, variety, and service. Our chef was amazing!"

      Jennifer T.

      Guttenberg, NJ

      "An amazing trip. Everyone should get the opportunity to go on a trip like this!"

      Julia V.

      St. Louis, MO

      "An eye-opening experience into the wildlife, culture, and people of Zambia."

      Larry S.

      Dayton, OH

      "Absolutely without a doubt the trip of a lifetime for our family!"

      Lisa D.

      Dublin,CA

      "I absolutely loved this trip. The walking safari takes Africa to a new experience."

      Pam P.

      Portland, OR

      "This was an inspiring trip. I particularly enjoyed the walking part of the safari, which really gives you a taste of life in the African bush. The national park we visited is beautiful and remote and the accommodations are charming and well run."

      Peter and Henry H.

      New York, NY

      "It was a perfect trip that met and exceeded all my expectations. Jason couldn't have been more fun and all the food was fantastic!"

      Sally B.

      Diamond Bar, CA

      "Of the many adventure travel experiences we have had, this was tops."

      Steve F.

      Philomath, OR

      "This was the second time we've made this trip, and it was just as impressive as the first time."

      Steve F.

      Philomath, OR

      "I would like to do this same trip again! I loved very minute of it. Everyone was wonderful and Jason was unbelievable."

      Sue V.

      Haslett, MI

      "It was the adventure of a lifetime and I felt very well cared for."

      Susan D.

      Eastham, MA

      "This was a trip of a lifetime, made special by our incredible good fortune at seeing such a range of wildlife in unique settings."

      Susan T.

      Columbia, SC

      "Wonderful trip—it met all of my expectations and more! The camping experience was much better that I had anticipated!"

      Suzanne O.

      Trumbull, CT

      "Fabulous trip. Our cook on the mobile portion of the safari was amazing. Excellent food everywhere and a great itinerary."

      Vicki G.

      Oakland, CA

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      Trip Levels

      With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.

      Level 1 – Easiest

      Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

      Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

      Hotel nights and/or safari-style camping, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking.

       

      Level 3 – Moderate

      Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.

      Level 4 – Moderate to Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet.

       

      Level 5 – Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.

      Level 6 – Very Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (5-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 10,000 feet, with some days ascending as high as 18,000 feet.

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Towels are provided in our mobile camps.<\/p>","Custom_FB_Additional_Notes_-_MISC_1":"","Custom_FB_Additional_Notes_-_MISC_2":"","Custom_Arrival":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-26T14:58:03 --><p><strong>ARRIVING IN MWUFE<\/strong><br \/>Your Trip Leader will meet you at the Mfuwe Airport and accompany you on the drive to Nkwali Camp at South Luangwa.<br \/><\/p>","Custom_Arrival-_Meeting_Place":"","Custom_Arrival_Transfer":"","Custom_Departure":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-26T14:58:13 --><p><strong>DEPARTING MFUWE<\/strong><br \/>Your Trip Leader will transfer you to the Mfuwe airport on the last day of the trip, in time to check in for your departing flight to Lusaka.<br \/><\/p>","Custom_Extra_Services":"","Custom_Contact_Information_for_Friends_and_Family":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-26T14:58:23 --><p>If friends or family wish to contact you during the trip, we encourage them to call, text, or email you directly. Another option is to reach you by calling the hotel (please see the enclosed Hotel List). If they are unable to reach you directly, please instruct them to call our office in Berkeley, California, and we will get a message to you as soon as possible. If they need to reach you outside of our office hours, we ask that they reach out to our local contact (contact information is listed below) and also leave a message with our Berkeley office, so that we can follow up with our team on the ground.<\/p>","Custom_Outfitter_Contacts_Left":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-26T14:58:41 --><p><strong>ROBIN POPE SAFARIS<\/strong><br \/> Attn: Sakhile Mudaala<br \/>+26 (0) 950019740<br \/>+26 (0) 957090441<br \/>Whatsapp: +26 (0) 765023939<\/p><p>sakhile@robinpopesafaris.net<br \/><\/p>","Custom_Outfitter_Contacts_Right":"","Custom_name_slug":"zambia-luangwa-national-park-walking-safari","Custom_Meta_Description":"Track game on foot, explore by open 4WD vehicles, look for nocturnal wildlife on night drives, and explore unspoiled South Luangwa National Park. 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Small groups, expert guides.","Custom_Redirect":"","Custom_PJ_-_Best_Months":"","Custom_After_Dates":"","Custom_Trip_Web_Note":"","Custom_Title_Tag":"Zambia Walking Safari | Luangwa National Park","Custom_Before_Days":"","Custom_After_Days_Header_1":"","Custom_After_Days_Text_1":"","Custom_After_Days_Header_2":"","Custom_After_Days_Text_2":"","Custom_Choosing_Right_Trip_Office_Contact":"","Custom_About_WT_Expeditions":"","Custom_Arrival_-_Sales":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-19T14:07:03 --><p><strong>Suggested Airport:<\/strong> Mfuwe Airport (MFU)<br \/><strong>Suggested Date &amp; Time:<\/strong> Day 1, anytime<br \/><br \/><strong>Meeting Place:<\/strong> Your Trip Leader will meet you at the Mfuwe airport and accompany you on the drive to Nkwali Camp at South Luangwa with gameviewing en route. <br \/><\/p>","Custom_Departure_-_Sales":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-19T14:06:49 --><p><strong>Suggested Airport:<\/strong> Mfuwe Airport (MFU)<br \/><strong>Suggested Date &amp; Time:<\/strong> Day 10, anytime<br \/><br \/>You can schedule your ProFlight from Mfuwe to Lusaka at any time to connect with your onward flights via Lusaka and Johannesburg. <\/p>","Custom_International_Air_Travel":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-19T14:08:02 --><p>You are responsible for making your own arrangements for flights to and from Zambia.<br \/><br \/>The most common carriers are South African Airways via Johannesburg to Lusaka and ProFlight Zambia to Mfuwe. ProFlight (<a href=\"http:\/\/www.proflight-zambia.com\">www.proflight-zambia.com<\/a>) offers several daily charters from Lusaka to Mfuwe roundtrip; however, we recommend booking one of the earlier flights in order to get into Mfuwe by 1:00 pm. To ensure the best connection, we recommended you book and confirm the necessary ProFlight tickets immediately after booking your international flights. <br \/><br \/>There are many online consolidators for booking travel, but for more personal help arranging air transport, you can contact Exito Travel at 1-800-655-4053 in the US or 1-800-670-2605 in Canada. They are very adept at putting flight itineraries together, to even the most far-flung places. More information can be found on Exito's website at <a href=\"https:\/\/exitotravel.com\/\">www.exitotravel.com<\/a>.<br \/><br \/>Depending on your routing, it is necessary to depart from the US one or possibly two days prior to Day 1 of the trip itinerary. The name on your airline ticket must match the name on your passport exactly, and your passport must be valid for at least six months after your date of return to the US.<br \/><br \/><strong>Please do not purchase your tickets until you are confirmed on the trip.<\/strong> Once your tickets have been purchased, please send us a copy of your airline schedule so we can reserve your airport transfers. It is your responsibility to ensure your flight times coordinate with the arrival and departure logistics for this trip.<\/p>","Custom_Extra_Hotel_Nights":"","Custom_Recommended_Hotels":"","Custom_A_and_D_Misc_-_Header_1":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-19T14:08:35 --><p>RECOMMENDED HOTELS<\/p>","Custom_A_and_D_Misc_-_Text_1":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-19T14:11:25 --><p><strong>Johannesburg<\/strong><br \/>Johannesburg O.R. 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Be sure to check the expiration date. Your passport must be valid for six months after your date of exit from Zambia. In addition, we recommend your passport have at least two completely blank visa pages for every country you will be visiting. It is very important that the blank pages say &#8220;Visas&#8221; at the top. The last few pages of your passport, which say &#8220;Amendments and Endorsements,&#8221; and the final page of your passport, which may not have a page number, are not considered to be legitimate visa pages. The service of adding pages for visas was discontinued as of January 1, 2016. You can request a new passport through <a href=\"http:\/\/travel.state.gov\/passport\">US Passport Services Office<\/a> or use a visa service agency, which can take care of your passport renewal and expedite the process, if needed. We recommend <a href=\"http:\/\/www.passportvisasexpress.com\/?affId=2120\">Passport Visas Express<\/a>. Be sure to allow sufficient time to acquire this before your trip. <br><br>It is very important to carry photocopies of your passport's photo page and any acquired visa pages for your trip (if applicable) in case your passport is lost or as an additional piece of identification, as well as two extra passport photos.","Custom_Visas_and_Entry_Notes":"US passport holders do not need a visa for Zambia.","Custom_Money":"US cash is the best currency to bring to Zambia. Bring your funds in small, new bills (printed in 2006 or newer, no &#8220;used&#8221; bills or $100s because of the prevalence of counterfeit currency). Travelers' checks are rarely accepted and are NOT recommended. Visa and MasterCard are usually accepted in all but the more remote areas. Diners and American Express are often not accepted. <br><br>You will need to budget spending money for gratuities, airport taxes, any meals not included in the trip itinerary, and for personal items such as snacks, phone calls, etc. Beer, wine, spirits, and sodas are complimentary at all our campsites. <br><br>To use an ATM internationally, you must have a four-digit PIN. If you plan to use your credit cards abroad, inform your credit card company before your departure that you will be using the card in a foreign country.","Custom_Tipping":"Tipping is completely discretionary, but over the years, clients have asked us for tipping guidelines to reward guides for outstanding service. For your Nsefu, Nkwali, and Mupamadzi mobile camp staff and escort guards, we suggest $5-10 USD per trip member per night. Tipping for the Trip Leader is not formally organized. Should you wish to tip your Trip Leader, we suggest that you do so toward the end of the trip. A suggested range would be $100-150 USD per trip member. Tips can be given in US dollars or local currency, though US dollars in small denominations ($20 bills and smaller) are preferred.","Custom_Food":"Please reach out to us directly to discuss any dietary restrictions or concerns you may have. We can easily make arrangements for most diets, but please keep in mind that certain cultural differences or logistical limitations can make it difficult or at times impossible to accommodate all requests. With this in mind, please inform us at least eight weeks before your trip if you have a special diet, and any food allergies in particular, so we can do our best to meet your needs.","Custom_Communications":"<strong>Telephone:<\/strong> The international dialing code for Zambia is 260. Please contact your cell phone company for specific instructions for international use.<br><strong><br>Email &amp; Internet Access:<\/strong> Only Nkwali Camp has email and internet access.","Custom_Electricity":"Zambia has 220-volt current. The permanent camps on safari are equipped with electrical outlets, for plugs with three rectangular pins, in the rooms. (Three round pin plugs are the South African standard and do NOT work). You will not need a converter. The camps have some spare adapters to lend, but we suggest that you bring one with you. You can purchase plug adapters online from travel suppliers such as Eagle Creek or Magellan, or on amazon.com. <br><br>The mobile camps (Days 2-6) are supplied by generator power during the day only. We recommend having a spare battery that you can leave in camp to charge during the day while you are out walking and rotate as needed.","Custom_Laundry":"Laundry service is available throughout the trip.","Custom_Ship_Notes":"","Custom_Inoculations":"Entry requirements are subject to change; check with the Centers for Disease Control for updates. All shots should be entered on your International Health Card (yellow card), which is provided by the facility giving the shots. Keep it with your passport while traveling. It provides an important personal record for you to refer to when making future travel plans. We recommend you discuss the following with your physician: <br><br><br><strong>Yellow Fever<\/strong><br>Proof of Yellow Fever inoculation is required for entry into many African countries if you are arriving from an &#8220;endemic yellow fever zone&#8221; country (most of sub-Saharan and western Africa and South America). For most travelers, a single dose of yellow fever vaccine provides long-lasting protection and a booster dose of the vaccine is not needed. However, some travelers may require a booster dose. Also, certain countries might require a booster dose of the vaccine; visit <a href=\"https:\/\/wwwnc.cdc.gov\/travel\/\">cdc.gov\/travel<\/a> for information on specific country requirements. Have proof of the shot recorded in your International Health Card and carry the card with your passport. Health officials at borders often (but not always) request proof of the shot. <br><br>Please note: According to the CDC, people 60 years or older may be at increased risk for serious adverse events following vaccination, compared with younger persons. This is particularly true if they are receiving their first yellow fever vaccination. If you are over 60, please discuss this with your physician. If you are advised to decline the vaccine, please get a written waiver from your physician or travel clinic in case you might need it during the visa application process. <br><br><br><strong>Hepatitis<\/strong><br>The vaccines HAVRIX and VAQTA (two injections, six to 18 months apart) give long-term protection against Hepatitis A and are worthwhile if you travel regularly to developing countries. <br><br><br><strong>Tetanus Booster<\/strong><br>A booster is strongly recommended (effective for 10 years). <br><br><br><strong>Typhoid<\/strong><br>The CDC recommends the shot or the oral vaccine, Vivotif Berna, a course of four capsules, one every other day for a week, with full effectiveness reached in a week. You may not be able to take the oral vaccine simultaneously with mefloquine (for malaria prevention).","Custom_International_Health":"Proof of a Yellow Fever inoculation is currently required for the following countries: Rwanda, Tanzania (if traveling to Zanzibar or from Kenya), and Uganda. Have the shot recorded in your International Health Card and carry the card with your passport as proof. The vaccination is good for 10 years. For more information, refer to <a href=\"https:\/\/wwwnc.cdc.gov\/travel\">cdc.gov\/travel<\/a>.<br><br>","Custom_Malaria_Prevention":"Malaria is a serious but preventable disease spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. All travelers are urged to take antimalarial medications, available only by prescription. Please discuss antimalarial medication with your doctor, who will explain various antimalarials and their side effects and recommend a regimen for you. In addition to medication, a further precaution against malaria is to wear long sleeves and long pants at dusk. Thin clothing should be sprayed with insect repellent, especially around the elbows and ankles. Use repellent containing DEET. <br><br>If, after returning from your trip, you have a persistent fever with chills, muscle aches, and headache, report to your doctor the possibility of exposure to malaria. <br><br>For further malaria information, consult your doctor or the CDC Malaria Hotline (<a href=\"https:\/\/www.cdc.gov\/malaria\/travelers\/\">cdc.gov\/malaria\/travelers<\/a>) or by phone at 888-232-3228.","Custom_Staying_Healthy":"At our safari camps, our camp crew is well trained in hygienic practices. Filtered drinking water is provided and is safe to use. A basin of fresh washing water is put at your tent before meals so you can wash your hands before eating. In hotels, don't brush your teeth with tap water; use bottled water. Don't use ice in your drinks unless you are sure it was made with treated water. When in doubt, ask your Trip Leader for guidelines.","Custom_Getting_In_Shape":"","Custom_Medical_Care":"","Custom_Altitude_Considerations":"","Custom_Reading_List":"Elevate your travel experience by delving into this curated collection of books tailored to your upcoming adventure. They will not only entertain but also provide invaluable insights into the history, culture, cuisine, wildlife, mountain trails, or even folklore of the places you're about to explore. Discover the perfect companions for your journey ahead by <a href=\"https:\/\/bookshop.org\/lists\/wilderness-travel-zambia\">following the link<\/a> or scanning the QR code.","Custom_Photography":"","Custom_Cultural_Considerations":"","Custom_Giving_Back":"","Custom_Enviromental_Concerns":"","Custom_Shopping_and_Souvenirs":"","Custom_Seasickness":"","Custom_Explore":"","Custom_Additional_Information":"Our game drives are in open 4WD vehicles, a boon for great photographic opportunities. During drives and walks, we can at times get quite close to wild animals. Being very quiet improves everybody's chances of observation. In the interest of safety, your Trip Leader explains limitations on movement while on game drives, in the safari vehicles, and around camp. Incidents with wild animals are extremely rare on safaris, but no trip can guarantee immunity from such incidents. Wilderness Travel is not to be held responsible for incidents involving the behavior of wildlife.","Custom_Essentials":"<ul><li>Air tickets (or E-tickets)<\/li><li>Passport<\/li><li>One other picture ID, such as a driver's license<\/li><li>Expense money<\/li><\/ul>","Custom_Luggage":"ProFlight baggage allowance within Zambia (between Lusaka and Mfuwe and on our lower Zambezi extension) is strictly limited to 50 lbs. per person plus 11 lbs. of hand luggage, such as a small daypack. The total dimension of each checked-in bag must not exceed 61 inches (add the length, width, and height of your luggage to obtain its total dimensions). We suggest packing soft sided luggage with wheels and a frame, instead of a hard suitcase.","Custom_Clothing":"Temperatures in Zambia are colder during June, July and August (50s&deg;F at night and 80s during the day) and hotter during September and October (low 60s&deg;F at night and 90s&deg;F during the day). Trip members should plan on packing for at least five days without laundry facilities (while at the mobile camps). On safari, most people wear shorts and a T-shirt during the day and long-sleeved shirts and long pants in the evening. If you are sensitive to the cold, bring a warm layer for early morning and late-night game drives, when riding in an open vehicle can feel cold. Since this is a walking safari it is essential that your walking clothing be in neutral colors such as khaki, bush green, olive green, and earthy browns and tans. Bright colors (especially white) should not be worn on safari. This is a safety issue as white stands out in the bush and attracts the attention of game. It has also been suggested to avoid wearing black are dark blue to deter tse tse flies. It is illegal to wear camouflage patterns in Zambia.<br><br>This list is meant as a guideline only; we encourage you to pack as lightly as possible.<br><br><ul><li>BROKEN-IN walking shoes or boots with good traction. A lightweight high-top hiking boot with ankle support is best.<\/li><li>Sturdy walking shorts<\/li><li>Light cotton or quick-drying synthetic pants<\/li><li>Long-sleeved shirts (for sun protection as well as warmth)<\/li><li>T-shirts<\/li><li>Fleece jacket for cold evenings<\/li><li>Underwear\/socks. Synthetics dry faster.<\/li><li>Sports bra for women (for bumpy game drives)<\/li><li>Sleepwear (a set of lightweight long underwear can double)<\/li><li>Bandanna<\/li><li>Shade hat with wide brim, preferably with chin strap<\/li><li>Warm hat\/gloves for early morning and evening game drives<\/li><li>Tevas or rubber thongs (for showers or wearing around camp)<\/li><li>City\/hotel attire<\/li><\/ul>","Custom_Hiking_Boots":"","Custom_Equipment":"<ul><li>Binoculars<\/li><li>Camera, spare batteries, spare flash cards<\/li><li>Field guides<\/li><li>Water bottle, 1 qt. capacity (half-liter aluminum water bottles are provided on the game walks)<\/li><li>Good quality sunglasses with case<\/li><li>Plastic bags to organize items within duffel and protect them against dust<\/li><li>Personal toiletries (soap, shampoo, and towels are provided at the camps)<\/li><li>Headlamp, with spare batteries (flashlights are provided in the tents, but a headlamp is great for reading at night)<\/li><\/ul>","Custom_Personal_First_Aid":"Every trip member must bring a small kit for personal use. Your own experience will influence your choices.<br><br><ul><li>Sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher. We recommend mineral-based sunscreens with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide because they do not contain harsh chemicals that are harmful to the environment. Brands such as Honest Company, Badger, and Alba Botanica are found in most sporting goods stores and drugstores.<\/li><li>Lip balm with sunscreen<\/li><li>Aspirin, ibuprofen, or Tylenol, Tylenol PM for sleep<\/li><li>Insect repellent. Repellents with DEET are recommended. DEET content of about 30-35% is ideal (higher DEET content is not recommended). Wipe DEET off your hands before touching plastic surfaces (such as binoculars) because it can damage plastic. A natural recommended alternative is Burt's Bees All Natural Herbal Insect Repellent. (This repellent is a spray-on oil which should then be rubbed in for best results).<\/li><li>Topical antibiotic (such as Neosporin) for cuts, bites, or sores<\/li><li>Blister kit. Look for the long-lasting gel-type bandages that you can apply directly on blisters, such as Band-Aid Advanced Healing Bandages or Curad Gel Multi-Day Bandages. &#8220;Liquid band-aids,&#8221; such as New-Skin, are useful because they dry rapidly to form a tough protective cover over a blister.<\/li><li>Anti-bacterial gel for hand washing (at least 60% alcohol to be effective)<\/li><li>Cold remedy such as Sudafed<\/li><li>Pepto-Bismol tablets for diarrhea, heartburn, indigestion<\/li><li>Imodium for diarrhea. If you wish to bring an antibiotic for diarrhea prophylaxis, please consult your physician.<\/li><li>Prescription medications properly labeled<\/li><li>Spare contact lenses or spare prescription glasses<\/li><li>Note: Antihistamines such as Benadryl are illegal in Zambia and may be confiscated upon arrival.<\/li><\/ul>","Custom_Optional_Items":"<ul><li>Plug adapter kit for using small appliance (hairdryers, etc.) or charging iPad\/cameras. Our camps use Type G (3 square pin UK plugs)<\/li><li>Reading\/writing material<\/li><li>Travel clock<\/li><li>Money belt or neck pouch.<\/li><\/ul>","Custom_Prohibited_Items":"","Custom_When_to_Go":"","Custom_Children":"","Custom_Tag_Line":"Walk on the Wild Side in Untouched Africa","Custom_Lodging":"5 nights mobile tents, 4 nights tented camps","Custom_Meals":"All meals included","Custom_Difficulty":"5-day walking safari in Luangwa Valley, 6-8 miles a day over uneven terrain, 4WD game viewing","Custom_Currency_Exchange_Rate":"","Custom_Fuel_Surcharge":"","Custom_Signing_Up_For_a_Trip_-_Email":"","Custom_Optional_Hotel_Upgrades_-_This_Year":"","Custom_Optional_Hotel_Upgrades_-_Next_Year":"","Custom_Trip_Cost_Misc_Header":"","Custom_Trip_Cost_Misc_Text":"","Custom_What_the_Trip_is_Like":"This trip is rated <strong>Level 3, Moderate<\/strong>, according to our trip grading system. It is an active safari featuring extensive bush walking, a mix of moderate cross-country walks and hikes off trail, supplemented by game drives. Participants must have endurance, be agile, in good health, and in good shape. During the walking safari, we are in mobile camps and our schedule is a bit more flexible.","Custom_Terrain":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-06-09T15:15:49 --><p>We walk 6-8 miles per day, typically in the early morning and in the late afternoon. We walk cross-country and the terrain can be challenging from dried broken-clay riverbeds to overgrown brush. Well broken-in lightweight hiking boots or walking shoes with lug soles and ankle support are recommended.<\/p>","Custom_Getting_in_Shape":"","Custom_Weather":"The best months for viewing wildlife are from May to October, when minimum rainfall forces the animals to the river and the grasses of the bushveld are short, improving gameviewing visibility. Most of Zambia lies on a wide plateau at about 3,000 feet, with the Zambezi and its tributaries (the Luangwa and Kafue) cutting deep valleys into the edges of the plateau. Although Zambia is in the tropics, the altitude of the plateau ensures that the climate is generally less hot than in surrounding countries. Average summer temperatures range between 77\u00b0F to 95\u00b0F. May to August is the cooler dry season, and temperatures can get as low as 50\u00b0F at night.","Custom_Accommodations":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-06-09T15:14:39 --><p>At Nkwali and&nbsp;Nsefu we stay in comfortable, airy bungalows that have en suite bathrooms with flush toilets and showers. Our fully serviced mobile camps are set up with well-equipped walk-in tents with full bedding. At each camp, there is a shower and a shared latrine-style toilet. Delicious meals of a high standard are served on the walking safari.<\/p>","Custom_Cuisine":"","Custom_Transportation":"","Custom_What_the_Trip_is_Like_-_Header_1":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-06-09T15:14:58 --><p>A Typical Day<\/p>","Custom_What_the_Trip_is_Like_-_Text_1":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-06-09T15:15:31 --><p>A typical day starts with an early wake-up call and tea, coffee, cereals, and toast. After breakfast, we depart on a game drive, with a midmorning stop for tea\/coffee and cakes. We return anytime between 9:30 am and midday. After lunch, there is a chance to rest, read, or spend a few quiet hours viewing animals near our accommodation. Around 4 pm, following tea and cakes, we depart on a game drive that continues through sundown -- and sometimes into the evening for exciting nighttime gameviewing. We return for hot showers, drinks at the bar, a three-course dinner, and perhaps a nightcap sitting around the fire under the stars. We retire around 10:30 pm, as the hyenas begin to call.<\/p>","Custom_What_the_Trip_is_Like_-_Header_2":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-06-09T15:16:08 --><p>Safety<\/p>","Custom_What_the_Trip_is_Like_-_Text_2":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-06-09T15:16:18 --><p>Our game drives are in open 4WD vehicles, a boon for great photographic opportunities. During drives and walks, we can at times get quite close to wild animals. Being very quiet improves everybody&apos;s chances of observation. In the interest of safety, your Trip Leader explains limitations on movement while on game drives, in the safari vehicles, and around camp. Incidents with wild animals are extremely rare on safaris, but no trip can guarantee immunity from such incidents. Wilderness Travel is not to be held responsible for incidents involving the behavior of wildlife.<\/p>","Custom_Trip_Level_Note_1":"","Custom_Trip_Level_Note_2":"","System_Choosing_the_Right_Trip":"<p>Adventure travel often involves exotic destinations, unusual levels of physical exertion, or activities you may not have participated in previously. We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please call Wilderness Travel at 1-800-368-2794 or email us at <a href=\"mailto:\/\/info@wildernesstravel.com\">info@wildernesstravel.com<\/a>.<\/p>","System_References":"<p>We&rsquo;d be happy to put you in touch with a past client that has traveled with us on this trip.<\/p>","System_Visit_Our_Website":"<p>At <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/\">saito8.com<\/a>, you can book your trip online or find out about added departures, last-minute deals, and one-time Limited Edition adventures that aren&rsquo;t listed in our catalog. You can also access our complete library of detailed itineraries filled with enticing photos and videos, read bios of our Trip Leaders, find descriptions of trip accommodations, and check real-time availability of any trips that interest you.<\/p>","System_Helpful_Links":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-01-27T07:52:03 --><p>Wilderness Travel has compiled a list of useful websites for travelers. Find the Toucan Club tab on the home page of our website and choose Helpful Links: <a href=\"http:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/ toucan\/links\">saito8.com\/ toucan\/links<\/a>.<\/p>","System_About_New_Trips":"This is a new adventure and one that we are particularly excited about offering. However, as with all new departures, flexibility and a spirit of adventure are always appreciated! Activities are described in the itinerary but they can vary, sometimes considerably, depending on weather conditions, the group, and other factors.","System_About_Private_Journeys":"<p>Wilderness Travel Private Journeys are designed for people who want to travel with their own small private group, but who still want to experience the same superb itinerary design, great accommodations, and signature quality of Wilderness Travel's escorted group trips. These Private Journeys allow you to choose your own dates and your traveling companions&mdash;and enjoy the WT touch on all aspects of the journey.<\/p>","System_Limited_Edition_Adventures":"This is a Limited Edition adventure&mdash;which means a unique trip we've never run before or offer only every few years. Led by our most experienced Trip Leaders, these journeys often take place in remote destinations with only the most basic infrastructure for tourism. If you see a Limited Edition trip scheduled for this year, now is the time to sign up, as spaces fill very early and the trip may not be back for a while! Planned daily activities and actual timings may vary due to local conditions or the discretion of your Trip Leader&mdash;it is important to bring your spirit of adventure for these special exploratory journeys!","System_Social_Media":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:33:43 --><p><strong>SOCIAL MEDIA:<\/strong> We invite you to share your adventure with us on social media. Tag @wildernesstravel and we may even feature your content on our pages!<\/p>","System_If_You_Miss_Your_Flight":"<p><strong>IF YOU MISS YOUR FLIGHT<\/strong><br>If you miss your flight or are otherwise delayed, contact our Wilderness Travel office, as well as our local partners, with your new flight information. Refer to the Emergency Contact Information listed in this Final Bulletin.<\/p>","System_Valid_Passport":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-06-16T10:26:21 --><p><strong>VALID PASSPORT:<\/strong> Check that your passport is valid for at least six months from the last day of your trip, and that you have at least two blank pages for any necessary visa or entry and exit stamps.<\/p>","System_Insurance_Policy":"<p><strong>INSURANCE POLICY:<\/strong> If you have purchased the Travelex Travel Protection Plan, you should have received an email confirmation of your policy. Please bring a digital or printed copy of this policy with you. If you cannot find your email confirmation, please contact Travelex's Customer Solutions team at 844-877-1885 or e-mail customersolutions@travelexinsurance.com. If you have not purchased Travelex insurance already, you have the option to do so up to 24 hours prior to your departure.<\/p>","System_Covid-19_Travel_Requirements":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-19T13:27:44 --><p><strong>COVID-19 TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:<\/strong> Please double-check COVID-19 entry requirements for any countries you may be traveling to or transiting through, on this website: <a href=\"apply.joinsherpa.com\/travel-restrictions\">apply.joinsherpa.com\/travel-restrictions<\/a><\/p>","System_Pre-Trip_Safety":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:37:06 --><p><strong>PRE-TRIP SAFETY:<\/strong> In the next weeks, we encourage you to do everything possible to stay healthy. Please practice social distancing, steer clear of potential COVID-19 exposure, and take an at-home antigen or lab based PCR test before you depart.<\/p>","System_Wilderness_Travel_Office":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:38:07 --><p>Our office in Berkeley, California can be reached at 510-558-2488, or by email at info@wildernesstravel.com. We are available during regular business hours (M-F, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, PST). <\/p>","System_ECI_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:38:31 --><p>If you have purchased the Travelex Travel Protection Plan through Wilderness Travel, please remember to bring your Confirmation of Coverages (COC) with you on the trip, including your Plan Number and important emergency contact information.<\/p><p>If you've purchased a travel protection plan on your own, we recommend that you bring a copy of your policy, including all coverages, with you on your trip.<\/p>","System_Face_Masks_and_Hand_Sanitizer":"","System_DidNotPurchase_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-02-28T12:27:44 --><p>Travel Insurance: We recommend that you purchase travel insurance for this trip. For your convenience, we offer Travelex travel protection. Please let us know if you would like us to add the Travelex Travel Protection Plan to this final invoice. You can learn more about the policy on our <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/toucan\/travel-insurance\">website<\/a>.<\/p>","System_Purchased_Insurance":"Please remember to bring a copy of your Travelex Confirmation of Coverage and State Specific Policy with you on your trip. You should have received an email directly from Travelex with these documents. If you need this email to be re-sent, please contact Travelex's Customer Solutions team at 844-877-1885 or e-mail customersolutions@travelexinsurance.com. <br><br><br>","System_Photography":"<strong>Camera Recommendations<\/strong><br>With the many advances in digital technology, a simple compact digital camera or even your smartphone is capable of taking pictures suitable for the needs of most people. For higher quality images and the ability to use long lenses for closer wildlife pictures, a DSLR camera is well worthwhile, though heavier. Most digital cameras and phones have good video options, but you may want to consider a GoPro for a lightweight, waterproof option. Always practice ahead of time with new equipment and bring your manual with you. You may want to consider renting camera equipment for your trip from places such as <a href=\"https:\/\/www.borrowlenses.com\/\">borrowlenses.com<\/a>. This is an especially good idea for renting large zoom lenses that you may need for just one trip. Adding their extra insurance fee to cover expensive equipment is recommended. <br><strong><br>Camera Accessories<\/strong><br>We recommend bringing at least two large capacity memory cards or a small digital storage unit (or tablet) to back up your photos, freeing space on your memory cards. Don't forget to bring a battery charger and a backup battery so one is always charged and ready to use. For trips where you may be away from power sources for multiple days, consider looking into a solar-powered battery charger or buying additional backup batteries, and check that you have the appropriate adapter for the electrical outlets in your destination.<br><strong><br>Sharing Your Images<\/strong><br>We would love for you to share photos from your trip, and with your permission, may even use your photos in our marketing materials or on our photo blog. We request that you send us a small sample of your best images. Please email your photos to wtphotoblog@gmail.com or tag us @WildernessTravel on social media.<br><strong><br>Photography Etiquette<\/strong><br>When taking pictures of local people, be aware of cultural considerations. Approaching people with a warm smile and using polite gestures or simple phrases to ask permission to photograph them usually works well. It is always recommended to engage people in conversation before asking to photograph them, but if people do not wish to have their photo taken, please honor their requests. We urge travelers to avoid giving money in exchange for photo opportunities, which makes it harder for future travelers to have a meaningful personal interaction with local people. Please always heed your Trip Leader's guidelines for what is appropriate. ","System_Gear_Store":"To help you prepare for your next WT adventure, we've put together a great collection of top brands including Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Eagle Creek, and more at our WT Gear Store (<a href=\"https:\/\/wildernesstravel.newheadings.com\/\">wildernesstravel.newheadings.com<\/a>).","System_Questions?":"<p>Our Area Specialists are your single point of contact and would be happy to answer any questions about your trip!<br>800.368.2794 | 510.558.2488<\/p>","System_Pricing_Detail-Small_Group_Adventure":" <br><br>To offer the lowest possible cost, our trips are priced according to the number of participants on the trip. All costs are per person, based on double occupancy. If you wish to have a single room, you must pay the single supplement fee. Please note that Wilderness Travel staff, or guests of Wilderness Travel such as travel writers, photographers, or leaders-in-training, are not included in the tier pricing count.","System_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-01-27T07:58:05 --><p>We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. You can take advantage of a comprehensive Travel Protection Plan designed for Wilderness Travel by Travelex, or purchase other insurance on your own. See our website for details: <a href=\"http:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/insurance\">saito8.com\/insurance<\/a><\/p>","System_Make_it_Your_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:18 --><p>The prices above are for the ready-to-book adventure outlined in this Detailed Itinerary, a popular option that has been handcrafted by our Area Specialists to include the best of every destination. While many travelers choose to book this tour as is, our Area Specialists are also happy to work with you to customize this Private Journey to suit your specific interests and style of travel. We can arrange for longer or shorter stays, offer hotel upgrades (see below for sample costs), or add an extension to additional places of interest. We can even add special activities or customize excursions depending on your interests. We invite you to contact us to discuss your options!<\/p>","System_Signing_up_for_a_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:42 --><p>Early reservations are recommended since accommodations often sell out far in advance. Please call 1-800-368-2794 and ask for our [Africa Manager] or email us at [africa@ wildernesstravel.com] with any questions that you may have about this trip. To reserve your Private Journey, we will need to know your preferred dates of travel. We will then check availability and send you a proposed itinerary with exact pricing for your adventure. We can typically hold a provisional booking for one week. At that time, we must collect your initial deposit or accommodations will be released. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a Welcome Packet that includes a letter of confirmation, Detailed Itinerary, Trip Application, Medical Form, and Pre-Departure Information Booklet with information to help you prepare for your adventure. Please see our Cancellations and Transfer Fee Schedule for specific payment information.<\/p>","System_Trip_Leaders":"<p>Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. For more information, including client comments about them and which specific trips they will be leading, please visit <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/leaders\/\">wildernesstravel.com\/leaders<\/a>.<\/p>"},"terms":{"PaymentSchedule":"<meta charset=\"utf-8\"\/><body><p>$600 due at time of reservation <br \/>90 days prior to departure: Balance<\/p><\/body>","CancelSchedule":"<p>Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!<br>61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost<br>46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost<br>45 days or less: 100% of trip cost<br><\/p>"}}