8. Mwaleshi Camp, North Luangwa, Zambia.
Zambia is regarded as the home of the walking safari, and nowhere is this more evident than in the remote North Luangwa National Park. The 4,636 square kilometres of park are dedicated almost entirely to walking safaris, with only a handful of operators allowed to bring guests in, making this one of the continent’s last truly wild areas.
Hidden deep inside the park, on a bend along the Mwaleshi River, are the 4 simple thatched chalets. No permanent structures are allowed in the park, and each year the chalets are built from scratch, ensuring minimal environmental impact.
Each chalet offers comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms and uninterrupted views onto the river. In the best tradition of Zambian bush camps, the simple design and furnishings of the camp help blur the lines between inside and outside, increasing your feeling of being at one with the nature all around you.
Your days are spent on foot exploring the untamed wilderness of this big game rich corner of Africa. Safaris on foot are so very different to those by vehicle, every sense is heightened, and you feel truly alive at every moment.
See our Walking The Luangwa tour which includes a stay at Mwaleshi