Walking trip ‘offers safari holiday with a difference’

Those who want to get up close and personal with animals while in Africa could go on the Zebra Plains Walking Safari Camp.

Fans of safari holidays may find the excursion ideal, as it travels through an area of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia that is "beautiful and untouched".

Unlike other expeditions, the main theme of this one is experiencing things on foot, as opposed to being in a Jeep.

Garth Hovell, who has over 20 years experience as a guide, will be leading the trip and going on twice-daily rambles.

"There is no match for the thrill of a walking safari [as] your senses are heightened by all that surrounds you, giving you the ultimate safari high," organiser Bales Worldwide observed.

It is available from June to October and promises to offer people a real out-of-Africa experience.

Those who have young families may be more tempted by the Makanyane Safari Lodge, which has recently agreed to let children under 12 in for the first time.