Kent wants to revisit the roots of the walking safari, and that means a journey to Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. The park is known as the birthplace of the walking safari, and is home to some of Africa’s best walking guides.
Walking through the bush is a vastly different experience from taking a game drive. Your awareness is heightened and the surroundings come alive. Walkers can see big game, but from a greater distance. They also have a chance to learn about tracking, small animals and insects and the beautiful and useful plant life while getting a bit of exercise. Game drives are still an option, which is good as the night drives in South Luangwa can be epic with the high concentration of leopards in the park.
Kent wants to visit Norman Carr’s Chinzombo Camp for his stay. With just six villas, it’s a luxurious and exclusive choice. Each villa has a private plunge pool, which is a major asset in the hot dry season (our early autumn). There’s also a family villa, so he can bring Kelly and the kids along!
From South Luangwa, Kent would head off to Sausage Tree in Zambia’s Lower Zambezi region for canoeing, boating and tiger fishing! With myriad accommodation types to choose from (including ‘signature’ tents, 2 huge honeymoon tents and a family suite), he could visit with just his wife, with his family or with a whole host of fishing buddies. There’s something for everyone, as the wildlife is spectacular here too – especially the elephants!