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Chikoko Trails consists of two simple walking camps, Chikoko
Tree and Crocodile, based slightly upstream from their
parent camp, Tafika, on the opposite bank of the Luangwa
Crocodile Camp - The camps are constructed from thatch and pole, blending in with the surrounding bush. Overlooking plains filled with game, there is always something to watch as you rest in camp during the midday heat.
Chikoko Tree Camp - Each camp has only 3 double chalets with en-suite facilities. Chikoko’s rooms are 3 meters above the ground. There are no roads, with luggage being portaged into camps. All game activities are on foot, accompanied by an experienced walking guide and an armed escort scout.
Situated in the South Luangwa National Park, along the west bank of the Luangwa, the Chikoko Trails Camps are comprised of two private camps: Chikoko Tree Camp and Crocodile River Camp. Walk from camp to camp in the remote Eastern Zambia following the animal footpaths. Discover the inner workings of the African bush as the expert Remote African Safaris' guides share their experience and wilderness knowledge.
The route follows the well-worn elephant and hippo trails, not to mention the original footsteps of David Livingstone, through the Luangwa Valley. Here guests - accompanied by an experienced guide, an armed National Park scout and a tea bearer - tread through the African bush alongside the wildlife. It is an experience that is liberating and unforgettable. The two Chikoko Trails Camps are seasonally operated. They open annually from the 25th of May to the 31st of October.
Chikoko Tree Camp:
Chikoko Tree Camp is situated 8km upstream from Tafika. Here three twin chalets are raised above the ground ensuring that they sit, rather romantically, within the surrounding tree canopies.
The Chikoko Tree Camp's uniquely raised en-suite chalets enhance the views of the spectacular surrounding Acacia grove, the array of wildlife that frequent it and the associated wildlife activity that unfolds throughout the day. At Chikoko Tree Camp the well-trained staff attend to a guest's every need; Everything from the preparation of excellent daily meals and snacks to the organization of romantic dinners under the stars is taken care of.
Chikoko Tree Camp is seasonally operated. It is open annually from the 25th of May to the 31st of October. To make the most of the Remote Africa Safaris walking safari adventure it is suggested that guests spend two to three nights at Chikoko Tree Camp.
Crocodile River Camp:
Crocodile River Camp offers three twin chalets that all rest beneath a grove of spectacular Muchenja (Ebony) trees. Each chalet overlooks a dambo and is perfectly situated to enable guests to observe the daily wildlife action as it unfolds. The Crocodile River Camp chalets are a delightful combination of natural building materials and imaginative architecture. The end result is a simple, comfortable and personal experience for guests. At Crocodile River Camp the staff are trained to attend to a guest's every need. This ensures that everything from delicious meals and snacks to the organization of dinners under the stars is taken care of. Crocodile River Camp is seasonally operated. It is open annually from the 25th of May to the 31st of October. To make the most of the Remote Africa Safaris walking safari adventure it is suggested that guests spend two to three nights at Crocodile River Camp.
The Chikoko Trails Camps offer Remote Africa Safaris' guests the walking safari experience. It is an exciting adventure where new levels of life are constantly discovered ... from the fascinating animals that live within insect droppings to tiny elephant shrews, delicate wide-eyed antelope, enormous giraffe and more. On foot guests are given the rare opportunity to become part of nature, to immerse themselves in the wonders that present themselves at every turn. Whether it's a short morning or afternoon walk, from the comfort of Tafika Camp; a longer walking safari, along the ancient and well-worn elephant and hippo trails; a journey into the remote North Luangwa National Park; or a combination of all of the above, those on walking safaris are always accompanied by an experienced guide, an armed National Park scout and a tea bearer. Walking Safaris are the perfect activity for families with teenagers (or older family members). Children under the age of 12 are unfortunately not able to take part in walking safaris at Remote Africa Safaris.
All luggage and supplies are portered into the camps. Safari walks typically last three to fours hours and this includes a welcome mid-morning tea break. Terrain covered is fairly flat but occasionally uneven. To make the most of the Remote Africa Safaris walking safari adventure it is suggested that guests spend two to three nights at each of the Chikoko Trails Camps - Chikoko Tree Camp and Crocodile River Camp.
Accommodation Rates:- From $535 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and itinerary.