Over and above the memorable camps, which offer starry night vistas from the comfort of each chalet, Remote Africa Safaris offers a host of unusual activities ranging from the physical: microlighting, cycling and walking safaris, to the less active and more cultural: day & night game drives and photographic safaris. All of these add to a guests' experience, providing a unique immersion in the safari experience.
Day & Night Drives
A family safari is not complete without the always-exciting game drives. At Remote Africa Safaris exciting game drives, from Tafika, take place in the morning and late afternoon. The late afternoon drive often extends into the evening, after a sundowner stop, allowing for fantastic viewing of the Luangwa's nocturnal residents.
The open Remote Africa Safaris vehicles have custom made seats and passengers are limited to four. This ensures that each guest has excellent access to the guide's extensive Zambian bush-knowledge and insight and ample room for photographic equipment.
Walking Safaris are the perfect activity for families with teenagers (or older family members).
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.
Children under the age of 12 are unfortunately not able to take part in walking safaris at Remote Africa Safaris.
Sometimes a different view is required to put things in perspective. Guests looking for this perspective should experience the most exhilarating activity on offer at Tafika Camp - microlight flights piloted by the Remote Africa Safaris' owner, John Coppinger.
A flight over the ever-changing Luangwa River gives guests an opportunity to view, and begin to understand, the inner workings of the Luangwa Valley and how the river supports the wide variety of wildlife evident in the Luangwa Valley basin.
Flights take place at sunrise ensuring smooth and clear conditions and allowing guests to take part in the normal morning game viewing activities. Flights last an average of 15 minutes and provide a perfect bird's eye view of both the Luangwa wildlife and the scenery surrounding Tafika Camp.
Microlight flights may not be prebooked. They are arranged during a guest's stay and paid for on-site.
Mountain Bike Safari
Sitting in a game-viewing vehicle or walking delicately through the African bush may not provide the level of activity craved by more energetic guests. For these guests Remote Africa Safaris offers mountain bike safaris - from Tafika Camp - accompanied by an experienced guide who in most cases is the owner, John Coppinger.
The route followed takes the safari cyclists along the tracks and paths of the Game Management Area, adjacent to Tafika Camp, and into the park along the main roads.
Mountain bike safaris generally take place in the afternoon. This gives participating guests enough time to finish their ride and meet up with the game drive, just before sunset, giving them the opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of a night drive.
Mountain bike safaris do not need to be booked in advance. All equipment is supplied by Remote Africa Safaris.
Africa is a continent rich with people and their respective cultures.
At Remote Africa Safaris the local village, Mkasanga, kindly invites guests to visit and gives them the opportunity to learn about the lives of the people from the Luangwa Valley.
Highlights of these visits include: a guided tour of the local school - proudly showcased by the teachers, a visit to the village and a local church choir performance where guests experience the perfect harmony of Africa's song.