Chikoko Trails is an adventurous walking safari operated through a remote northern section of the South Luangwa National Park.

We have been great fans of Remote Africa’s Chikoko Trails for many years, and for several reasons. Firstly, the area in which they operate is very scenic, very productive for game viewing and virtually devoid of any roads. This essentially means you can explore a beautiful, pristine wilderness whilst continually coming across wildlife. A great start for a walking safari! Secondly, the camps themselves offer a good balance of comfort and adventure, with a leaning towards the adventure. With flush loos, hot showers, cold drinks and good food provided for guests, the camps certainly offer a sophisticated bush experience. However, the real magic is in the experience. Being such small camps in the heart of the wilderness there are always animals wandering through or past, and guests really have the chance to immerse themselves in nature. Thirdly, we have always liked the guides from Remote Africa who lead the trails, as they offer experience and enthusiasm in equal measure. And lastly, it always helps when a product offers good value for money, and the Chikoko Trails certainly offer that. All in all, a wonderful adventure for anyone looking to explore a pristine wilderness area on foot.

ACCOMMODATION

Chikoko Trails are operated by Remote Africa Safaris and the two bush camps used on the trail, Crocodile River Camp and Chikoko Tree Camp, are re-built each season from local materials. Accommodation at Crocodile River…

AREAS & ACTIVITIES

The Luangwa Valley is one of Africa’s most scenic and game-rich National Parks. Forming part of the southern end of the Great Rift Valley, the wide valley floor is about 1,000ft lower than the surrounding plateau and through the centre…

Families

The Chikoko Trails are not suitable for young children (you need to be 12 years and older to walk in Zambia) and there are no family chalet options, so children must be old enough to enjoy the walking adventure and sleep…

Conservation & community

Remote Africa Safaris, owners of Chikoko Trails, operate the Tafika Fund which sees $5 a day for each guests’ stay go to the programmes operated by the Fund. Through donations from guests, tour operators and Remote Africa Safaris, the Fund…

Location South Luangwa Valley
Access Scheduled flight into Mfuwe (2 hours drive + canoe crossing and walk into camp) or Charter flight into Lukuzi (10 mins drive + canoe crossing and walk into camp)
Open Late May to October
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Bush camp
Focus Walking / Wilderness / Big game / Birding
Children 12 years +
Activities Walking only
Number of Rooms 2 twin chalets at each camp
Family Accommodation No
Bathroom Outdoor – Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Bucket shower
Power for charging Communal
Lighting No
Hairdryer No
Heating/Cooling No
Room Safe No
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room No
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Reception No
Swimming No
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Not accepted