The Chikoko Trails walking safaris allow guests to experience the bush at nature’s pace.

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 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.

The walks follow 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.

Morning walks are four hours in duration starting early to avoid the heat of the day, stopping frequently for the guide to share the secrets of the bush. Midway, the accompanying tea-bearer conjures up a welcome cup of fresh tea or coffee with a light snack. Afternoon walks are shorter and leave camp after tea at 15:30, returning to camp before dusk. Although the landscape is generally flat the paths can be uneven, so lightweight, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Each intimate camp offers accommodation for a maximum of six guests in refreshingly simple, grass-walled chalets with en suite flush toilets and showers. Hot water is provided upon request. 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 and open annually from the 25th of May to the 31st of October.

All luggage and supplies are transported by porters, enabling guests to relax and enjoy their walking safari.

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

Chikoko Tree Camp

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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 organisation 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.

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Crocodile River Camp

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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 organisation 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.

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