Sanctuary Zebra Plains
Zambia is the home of the walking safari, and Sanctuary Zebra Plains is one of the best bases you can choose for an authentic foray into the African bush.
Walking safari enthusiasts and seasoned safari-goers who are ready to go deeper into the wilderness.
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
The four tents at Sanctuary Zebra Plains are traditional safari style, with two double bedded tents and two twins. All of them have old fashioned colonial camp furniture, draped mosquito nets, en suite bathrooms and flushing loos.
The open air dining tent at Sanctuary Zebra Plains, while charming, is rarely used in practice, as most guests eat their meals out in the open air, with staff setting up tables at beauty spots in the surrounding bush. There’s also a small library/bar for relaxing in the shade during the hot parts of the day.
The focus of activity here is of course walking safaris, and guests set out twice a day with the camp’s seasoned lead guide Grant Hovell. Walks are a gentle wander, rather than a race, aiming to take in as many of the sights, sounds and smells of the park as possible. You’ll stop en route for a spot of freshly brewed tea cooked on a fire out in the bush.
Make sure you keep your eyes on the ground and in the trees during your walks: termites, dung beetles, lizards and of course the park’s 400 species of bird are just as interesting as the more obvious big game.