Remote Africa Safaris
Remote Africa Safaris operates camps in South and North Luangwa National Parks. Tafika Camp and the intimate walking operation: Chikoko Trails, which comprises Chikoko Tree Camp and Crocodile River Camp are in the South Park. The secluded and magical Mwaleshi Camp in the North Park hugs a scenic bend on the Mwaleshi River.
All camps are situated in private and remote locations which allows for an exclusive safari experience. They are locally handcrafted from natural materials allowing for a rustic, yet luxurious, bush experience. Remote Africa Safaris prides itself on its warm, accommodating staff members, experienced and knowledgeable guides, excellent food and small personalised camps.
Remote Africa Safaris is conscientious about its surrounding wildlife and local community. It started the Tafika Fund in 1997 which supports and provides scholarships to students of the local Mkasanga Basic School. The company provides financial support to both the South Luangwa Conservation Society (SLCS) and North Luangwa Conservation Project (NLCP) and John often conducts aerial game surveys and surveillance flights in his microlight.
Remote Africa Safaris prides itself in having a close knit, long-standing team, which contributes to the cohesive and friendly atmosphere in all the camps.
About the company
Remote Africa Safaris was established by John and Carol Coppinger and Bryan Jackson in 1995 and is one of the last remaining owner-run safari company’s in the region. The Coppingers have been living and working in the South Luangwa Valley for over 30 years.
What makes the company unique
Tafika Camp offers a wide range of activities: day and night game drives, walking safaris, cultural visits to the village and mountain bike safaris. Private driving and photographic safaris are also offered. The Chikoko Trails camps and Mwaleshi Camp are predominately walking camps offering exclusive walking safaris for groups of up to 6 people. On foot one can engage with the bush using all the senses, studying a rich variety of spoor, tracks, fauna and flora.