John, Carol, Bryan, the two girls, two cats and an elephant arrive onsite with all their worlds possessions, to build Tafika Camp. Remote Africa Safaris is born!
In May Bryan heads up to the North Luangwa National Park to take over Mwaleshi Camp
The welcoming committee welcome the first ever guests at Tafika Camp in July.
Dancing in the Rain
The first river safaris commence from Tafika Camp. The heavy rains make moving around an adventure.
Mphamvu leaves her home, Tafika, and goes north.
Chikoko Tree Camp is built on the west bank of the South Luangwa National Park, and Chikoko Trails is born. The girls head off to boarding school.
Trails Make Tracks
Crocodile River Camp is built on the west bank of the South Luangwa National Park, expanding the Chikoko Trails and our offering of exploring the bush on foot.
Our first medevac. Jenny breaks her arm and is medevacced out in the microlight during the Emerald Season.
The Great Flood
The Luangwa River floods and our river safaris are discontinued.
In March the family canoes the Lower Luangwa.
The Skies Open
RASair, our Cessna 210, joins the company.
Year round Microlighting is discontinued at Tafika Camp but microlighting is still offered in May.
John and Carol’s daughter, Jennifer, and her partner, Nick, return to the Luangwa to join the team.
Takwela Camp is built at the Mwaleshi and Luangwa river confluence in the North Luangwa.
Mark McAdam, John’s long standing friend, joins the Remote Africa Safaris family as investor and director along with his children, William, Jack and Lucy.