We trust you had a lovely festive season and are back in the swing of things for the new year ahead. We’re thrilled to share our exciting new development for 2019 – Takwela Camp.
NEW: Takwela Camp
Opening in July 2019
Takwela Camp, the latest camp to be operated by Remote Africa Safaris, opens in July this year in the North Luangwa National Park. The camp is situated on Remote Africa’s private land at the confluence of the Luangwa and Mwaleshi Rivers.
What makes it special
North Luangwa National Park is a remote and well-managed park which enjoys significant support from Frankfurt Zoological Society and a highly motivated complement of staff from Zambia’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife.
Takwela offers an intimate wilderness experience and the rare opportunity to visit a beautiful and unexplored area of the North Luangwa. The park hosts a highly successful black rhino sanctuary and healthy populations of lion, hyena, elephant, buffalo, leopard, wildebeest, wild dog and much more.
By virtue of its remoteness, guests will virtually have exclusive access to over 50kms of Luangwa river frontage!
Exploring the park
Activities include guided game drives and walking safaris in the mornings and afternoons, with regular stops to take in the surroundings, view wildlife and examine spoor.
For 2019, all guests safari together as no private guiding is available. Exclusive use of the camp may easily be secured by booking three beds though.
Takwela accommodates a maximum of four guests in two en-suite chalets, with two double beds in each. Two more chalets will be added in 2020. In keeping with the Remote Africa ethos, the camp will be solar powered and built primarily from local natural materials and constructed with local skills.
Scenic flights and game drives
Takwela is just a 25 minute scenic flight from our Lukuzi airstrip in South Luangwa (for guests coming from Tafika or the Chikoko Trails camps), or a 35 minute flight from Mfuwe airport flying over the dramatic riverine landscape to Mwaleshi airstrip and then a 45 minute game drive into camp.
Transfers between Mwaleshi Camp and Takwela Camp are part of a morning activity although direct transfers can be made with a one hour game drive.
Expect the same expertise
Some of our longstanding and experienced staff will work alongside new staff from the local community to ensure a great experience.