It's clearly the best way to experience the African bush, its variety of habitats and host of mammals, reptiles, insects and birds. It's a reasonably loose term to describe a variety of activities on foot; including short trails, expeditionary trips with backpacks and lodge-based safaris with vehicle and boat back-ups.The lower Zambezi offers particularly good terrain and variety for walking trails. The area is game-rich and is renowned for its bird life. Large and small game is encountered on these trails and includes Elephant, Buffalo, Lions, Leopard, Hippo, various antelope species and smaller game.
Kayila and Mwambashi River Lodge on the Zambian shoreline of the lower Zambezi are used mainly for walking. Vehicles and boats are often used for accessing areas of particular interest, or where game activity is high, armed Professional Guides and Scouts are used to locate and explain the many fascinating aspects in these areas.From Kayila Lodge guests have the opportunity to explore a private game sanctuary and the Chinwags Game Management Area on foot. Hikes to the nearby escarpment with visits to its natural pools and waterfalls are always rewarding. This area is well known for its population of Samango monkeys.
Mwambashi River Lodge is located downstream in the remote Lower Zambezi National Park. This is relatively unexplored territory and offers a variety of game species in varying habitats. The area is well known for its healthy population of the endangered Wild Dog.
A minimum 3-night stay at Mwambashi River Lodge is strongly recommended for serious safari enthusiasts.