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 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.
|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|
|Camp Style||Bush camp|
|Focus||Walking / Wilderness / Big game / Birding|
|Children||12 years +|
|Number of Rooms||3 twin chalets at each camp|
|Bathroom||Outdoor – Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Bucket shower|
|Power for charging||Communal|
|Communication in room||No|
|Drinks Included||House drinks|
|Credit Cards||Not accepted|