Although game drives by vehicle and gameviewing by boat along the river are popular, a safari on foot with a professional guide is a really rewarding way to get close to the African bush. Learn about the tiny creatures which are just as important as lion and elephant. Your guide will teach you how to identify birds, animal spoor and tracks, and teach you about local plants. Walking safaris are fairly relaxed, often travelling between rustic bush camps which provide simple but comfortable accommodation each night.
The South Luangwa National Park is easily reached by light aircraft. Transfer from Livingstone or Lusaka to the town of Mfuwe. From here, a string of simple but lovely safari camps, both permanent and seasonal, can be found on the banks of the Luangwa River as it flows through the park. The permanent waters are a magnet for animals during the dry season.