Province National Parks
Area South Luangwa
- Big 5 Reserve: No
- Cell Phone Signal: No
- Child Friendly: Yes
- Child Friendly (Minimum age 7): No
- Child Friendly (Minimum age 8): No
- Malaria Area: No
- Spa: No
- Swimming pool: No
- Test: No
- Waterhole: No
- Wheelchair friendly: Yes
- Wi-Fi: No
Chikoko Trails provides safari goers with an exclusive walking experience. It is comprised of two small camps Chikoko Tree Camp and Crocodile River Camp, both situated inside the South Luangwa National Park and accommodating a maximum of six guests each.
Walkers follow naturally formed hippo trails and explore the area that David Livingstone ventured through back in the late 1800’s. An expert and experienced guide, armed scout and tea bearer accompany walks, offering great insight into the area and wildlife. Traversing the bush on foot allows one to engage with the Luangwa on an intimate level – one can stride beside a Thornicroft’s giraffe, examine the intricacy of a fallen weaver nest, identify the print of a leopard who padded down your trail just hours before, feel the weight of a sausage fruit and so much more.
Chikoko Tree Camp consists of three chalets elevated amongst the tree canopies by stilts. Sheltered by the ebony and sausage trees, the chalets offer a commanding view of the scenic area and surrounding wildlife.
Crocodile River Camp is sheltered beneath a grove of ebony trees which hug the Crocodile River. With 3 round chalets looking out onto the dried Crocodile River course, one can quietly observe zebra, impala, elephants and warthog which feed in front of camp. The camp waterhole regularly attracts leopard.
Whilst there are no vehicle tracks accessing Chikoko Tree Camp, a vehicle is based at Crocodile River Camp to access walking areas further afield and to allow for efficient transfers for early/late departures.
Both camps enjoy en-suite facilities with a flushing toilet, running tap water and hot showers. All infrastructure is locally handcrafted out of natural materials which allow for a rustic and truly bush experience. The excellent cuisine, comfortable chalets and authentic setting contribute to a great walking experience.
About the Company
The Chikoko Trails camps are operated by Remote Africa Safaris which was established in 1995. The company is owner run by John and Carol Coppinger and Bryan Jackson, who has over 30 years’ experience of working and living in the Luangwa Valley. Remote Africa Safaris operates camps in the South and North Luangwa Valley.
With its very own Cessna 210 aircraft, affordable flight transfers are offered between North and South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi and areas further afield. Remote Africa Safaris prides itself on having a close-knit, long-standing team, which contributes to the cohesive and friendly atmosphere in all the camps with impressive attention to detail.