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Lazy Leoperd lying on a tree branch in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia
Sun setting behind Crocodile Camp in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Authentic & Inspiring African Safari Experiences

Located in the vast and game-abundant Luangwa Valley of Eastern Zambia, Remote Africa Safaris offers guests access to secluded camps and excellent game viewing opportunities. Five intimate camps, built entirely by local villagers from natural materials, present comfortable accommodation for six to twelve guests. Here, thanks to the authenticity of the experience, guests are afforded the opportunity to reconnect with nature uncompromised.

Tafika Camp

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South Luangwa
6 Chalets
Operating Season: 1 May - 15 Nov
Min. age: 8 years

Tafika Camp’s location on the east bank of the Luangwa River, north of the Nsefu Sector of the South Park, makes it ideal for those who enjoy the serenity of the bush. Here, exceptional game viewing is combined with exciting activities including...

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Tafika Camp

Discover More View this camp Enjoying sundowners on the east bank of the Luangwa River at Tafika Camp in Zambia

Chikoko Trails Camps

from $650

South Luangwa
3 Chalets each
Chikoko operating season: 25 May - 31 Oct
Crocodile operating season: 1 Jun - 31 Oct
Min. age: 12+

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 Pa...

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Chikoko Trails Camps

Discover More View this camp A tree house with an open plan view of Chikoko Trails Camp on the west bank of South Luangwa National Park in Zambia

Mwaleshi Camp

from $735

North Luangwa
4 Chalets
Operating Season: 15 Jun - 31 Oct
Min. age: 12+

Mwaleshi Camp, located in the vast wilderness of North Luangwa National Park, is a 40 minute flight from Mfuwe Airport. Hidden within a scenic bend of the Mwaleshi River 10km upstream of the confluence with the Luangwa River, the camp is a truly s...

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Mwaleshi Camp

Discover More View this camp An arial view of the Mwaleshi Camp and the Mwaleshi river, North Luangwa National Park in Zambia

Takwela Camp

from $600

North Luangwa
2 Chalets
Operating Season: 15 Jun - 31 Oct
Min. age: 12+

Takwela Camp, the latest camp operated by Remote Africa Safaris, opened in July 2019 in the North Luangwa. The North Luangwa is a remote and well-managed park which enjoys significant support from Frankfurt Zoological Society and a highly motivate...

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Takwela Camp

Discover More View this camp An arial view of Takwela Camp and Luangwa river in North Luangwa, Zambia

Remote Experiences

Adjust your pace to the Luangwa’s natural rhythm and enjoy a wide range of experiences ranging from walking safaris along natural hippo trails to indulging on freshly baked goods produced using local skills and techniques.

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Sleep Outs

Sleep outs are for the more adventurous looking to become in tune with the wilderness of the Luangwa. Feast on a delicious dinner cooked over the...

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Sleep Outs

RASair

RASair is Remote Africa’s in-house Cessna 210. The plane is based at the Mwanya (Lukuzi) airstrip close to Tafika Camp and the Chikoko Trails camps...

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RASair

Game Drives

Game drives are taken in open top vehicles for prime wildlife viewing and photography. Our game drives accommodate a maximum of four guests...

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Game Drives

Hides

Sit back in the secrecy of Tafika’s elephant hide to observe life around the waterhole and its many visitors. The hide is frequented by...

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Hides

Night Drives

Game drives are taken in open top vehicles for prime wildlife viewing and photography. Our game drives accommodate a maximum of four guests...

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Night Drives

Private Vehicle & Guide

Booking a private vehicle is an excellent way for specialist photographers, serious birders or families with young children to experience the bush...

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Private Vehicle & Guide
A beautiful landscapw of Luangwa Valley, an extension of the Great East African Rift Valley, also known as the honey-pot of Zambia

The Luangwa Valley

The Luangwa Valley, an extension of the Great East African Rift Valley, is the honey-pot of Zambia. Here dramatic seasonal variations, a dynamic river system, fertile soils and lush vegetation ensure a prolific supply of wildlife.

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Four aspiring footballers from a local village in the Luangwa Valley during the Football for Wildlife league, started by Remote Africa Safaris in 2015

Sustainable Tourism

Remote Africa Safaris is actively involved, through the Tafika Fund, in sustainably uplifting the surrounding community. Over the years a number of long-term initiatives have been successfully implemented and maintained.

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From The Guest Book

Exactly what we requested – we asked for remote and we got it. On game drives there were no other vehicles other than Tafika vehicles in that part of the National Park. For those spending more time there than we did, there were lots of activities available, microlight flight, walks, bicycle safari as well as game drives.

Food excellent – we really appreciated the home grown vegetables at every meal.

The Coppinger family were always around, making you feel very welcome and it gave it more of a feel of staying in their home and not an impersonal hotel. The staff were always welcoming, drive guides extremely knowledgeable and always ready to pass on information and to personalise it with their own experiences.

(Tafika feedback from Expert Africa)

- Caroline (2019)

“Dear John, Carol, Heather, Bryan and Team- especially Amon and Mcooper for superb guiding (and bad jokes) Just to say how much we enjoyed our few days at Tafika. The setting is stunning, the level of guiding must be the best in Africa, and the ethics of Remote Africa’s attitude to responsible tourism is to be highly commended.”

- Sue & Ian

“Dear John and Carol and the rest of the team,

We had the wonderful option to be able to stay with you for a few days on our first trip to Zambia, and on arrival we were made feel very welcome. The whole experience was just out of this world. Your staff were wonderful and all the activities that we participated in were very well organised and we enjoyed them thoroughly. It was wonderful way to be introduced to Zambia. We found it very hard to leave.”

- John and Gillian

Mwaleshi’s walking safaris offer a truly unique and magical safari experience. The camp is just the right side of rustic – authentic and comfortable bush living in a beautiful setting on the banks of the Mwaleshi river.  An afternoon dip in the river with a glass of wine is an absolute
must!

The guides and camp staff are exceptional – some of the most friendly and knowledgeable we’ve met anywhere on our travels. It’s obvious how much they truly care about their guests. Chef James turns out delicious lunches and dinners (fresh salads, grilled meats, chicken satays), exactly the kind of thing you fancy after several hours of bush walks. We moved on to another
camp afterwards and wished we could have had Chef James with us!

If you’re up for an adventure on foot and interested in experiencing a totally different kind of safari, we highly recommend Mwaleshi. You’ll get
closer to the animals than you think — and that’s a pretty incredible feeling!

(Mwaleshi feedback from Expert Africa)

- Sophie (2019)

“Nothing ever seemed too much trouble and we truly felt very welcome. The guiding, the cuisine and the accommodation could not have been better. We loved every minute of it and so enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you.”

- Mike & Jill

After a great morning walk we were welcomed by Alex and his team.

Overlooking the confluence of the Luangwa and the Mwaleshi river, Takwela enjoys an unrivaled position in North Luangwa. The infrastructure is authentic but first class quality.

Lunch was excellent as were the table companions.

congratulations to Alex & co !

- Anon (2019)

A delightful place to stay with a lovely view of a small riverbed from the
upstairs bedroom and the animals that wandered down to it, including baboons and a large group of giraffe. You would never know unless they told you that everything is set up at the start of the season and pulled down at the end, it is all very solid with wooden furniture that has to be carried in and out.

We had an excellent guide in Moffit for whom nothing was too much trouble and Amon was superb scout who shared his tracking skills on our search for lion.

The kitchen visit is not to be missed and the food was excellent; the vegetables come across from the main camp. We were left to imagine how the fridge is carried in and out every season – no easy task! 

Smaller animals were also worth seeing – elephant shew and a delightful
small Scops owl which visited every evening while we were having dinner.

(Chikoko feedback from Expert Africa)

- Caroline (2019)
A flock of Grey Crowned Cranes feeding on the grass of the Luangwa Valley in Zambia

Our History

Our story started a long time ago. Take a look at how it all started and what trails we followed along the way.


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The Coppinger family splashing about with their elephant in the Luangwa River in Zambia

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