Zebra Plains Camp and Walking Safaris (South Luangwa National Park) Zambia
Now you can explore the pristine wilderness of the South
Luangwa – the home of the walking safari - with one of
Zambia’s most experienced expert guides, whilst enjoying
luxurious tent accommodation and fine dining. This is the
ultimate bush adventure by foot, without forsaking
personalized service or comfort.
We have chosen the perfect location in the South Luangwa.
It was in this park that “walking safaris” first made their
debut and it is undoubtedly one of the most exciting ways to
experience the incredible sights, sounds and smells of the
bush. Sanctuary Zebra Plains is located in a particularly
beautiful and untouched area of the park, perched on a sand
bank at the confluence of the Luangwa and Chibembe Rivers.
The unspoilt bush around camp is home to large
populations of zebra, elephant, buffalo, crocodile and puku,
as well as various endemic species and over 400 bird
species. The diversity of habitats here provide from some of
the most spectacular walking in Africa over terrain that is
ideal for exploring with plenty of shade and long sweeping
Sanctuary Zebra Plains is a luxury safari camp with just
four traditional tents – two doubles and two twins. The camp
accommodates a maximum of six guests, allowing for an
intimate exploration of the South Luangwa. All tents have
real beds, campaign furniture, mosquito nets, en suite
facilities and flush toilets. Water for al fresco showers is
mixed to your preferred temperature by a tent attendant. The
main mess tent has a dining area although most of the
gourmet meals will be served in the open in carefully
selected vantage points . There is also a small library and
This is a seasonal camp which operates from June to
October each year. Sanctuary Zebra Plains has been designed
to leave the lowest possible carbon footprint and is packed
up completely each year with no trace that it was ever there
In order to fully explore this beautiful part of Africa,
guests will spend three nights at Sanctuary Zebra Plains. We
suggest combining a walking safari with a stay at either
Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp or Sanctuary Chichele Presidential
Lodge, both in the South Luangwa National Park.
What sets the area apart is quite simply the
concentration of wildlife. On the plains zebra, antelope,
buffalo and puku congregate alongside endemic species such
as the Thornicroft's giraffe, as well as the unique
Crawshay's zebra and Cookson’s wildebeest. Predators such as
lion, leopard and the elusive wild dog can be seen tracking
their quarry whilst the rivers and tributaries are teeming
with hippo, elephant and crocodile.
Garth Hovell, widely regarded as one of Zambia’s most
highly respected guides with almost twenty years of
experience, personally leads walks twice a day. One morning
you might wander along a river bank, observing elephants
before canoeing across to a large island across from camp to
get up close to plains game. Later that day you may choose
to explore nearby Zebra Plains where buffalo, zebra and
eland gather in large herds on the open savannah, a rarity
in the wooded terrain of the South Luangwa. Another day your
destination might be the Changwa Channel, featured in David
Attenborough’s “Life” series and home to one of the highest
concentrations of hippos on earth.
Accommodation Rates:- From
$550 per person per night sharing.
Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.