Chikoko Trails Camps

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia - Adventure 3

Chikoko Tree Camp - Chikoko Trails Camps, South Luangwa

Chikoko Trails incorporates two small and exclusive bush camps, Chikoko Tree Camp and Crocodile River Camp, from which unparalleled walking safaris are offered, strolling from camp to camp. Located on the west bank in the South Luangwa National Park, a few kilometres upstream from parent camp Tafika, Chikoko and Crocodile are only accessible on foot and offer a fantastic bush experience – being immersed in the idyll of remotest Africa.

On foot, the minutiae of the bush come to the fore: the smells; the essence of the macro world and a sense of timelessness. On foot, biggest herbivores become gentle giants as giraffes and elephants tower over you and buffaloes are now on eye level. The Luangwa's predators now become the prey as you track lions prints from the night before. It is the realness of the experience, that dash of adrenaline associated with standing downwind of an elephant and catching its unmistakable scent that make walking safaris unforgettable.

Chikoko Trails - walking safari in the South Luangwa National Park

Trails Highlights

  • Max 6 people per walk
  • No roads or vehicles
  • Area only accessible by foot
  • Cross the river via canoe to access the trails
  • Safari showers open to the stars
  • Everything is carried in by porters
  • In-camp / arm chair viewing (Best from Sep.)
  • Hotspot for eland, roan, kudu, elephant, giraffe, wild dog, lion, warthog, hippo, crocodile

Chikoko Trails - walking with lions in the South Luangwa National Park

Chikoko Highlights

  • Tree house with open plan view
  • First walking camp site in the Luangwa chosen by Normal Carr
  • Near David Livingstone’s river crossing – Perekani
  • On the edge of Acacia park

Tree house - Chikoko Tree Camp
Bathroom - Tree house - Chikoko Tree CampMain area - Chikoko Tree Camp

Crocodile Highlights

  • On the edge of Big lagoon
  • Ebony forests
  • In-camp waterhole

Crocodile River Camp - Chikoko Trails Camps, South Luangwa
Camp interior - Crocodile River Camp

Quick Facts

  • Solar communal charging area (220V)
  • Solar fans
  • No Wi-fi
  • Natural materials and local skills
  • True walking safaris, Natural fire making skills