Destinations

Chikoko Trails

About Chikoko Trails, South Luangwa

Chikoko Trails exists in the form of two intimate private camps in South Luangwa National Park; Chikoko Tree Camp and Crocodile River Camp. Follow the footsteps of David Livingstone himself as you track the regular elephant and hippo trails that join the camps.

There are no roads here and camps are only accessible by foot, hence no vehicles and with a limit of 6 guests in each camp you are guaranteed to steer clear of any the hustle and bustle from the ‘real world’. These camps are ideal for adventure enthusiasts keen for a little more involvement than can be achieved with a game drive.

Walking through these natural and isolated surroundings cannot be beaten.


Lodge Details

Style

Both Chikoko Tree Camp and Crocodile River Lodge are delightfully simple and beaming with charm and sense of adventure.

Setting

Set in trails walked by David Livingstone in the South Luangwa National Park.

Accommodation and Facilities

Chikoko Tree Camp

The guest accommodation consists of 3 twin, en-suite chalets, all raised on stilts to sit level with the surrounding tree canopies. The raised chalets have fantastic views of the surrounding Acacia grove through to the wildlife beneath.

The main part of the camp is open plan, with a small lounge and bar area, follow this through to the breakfast and dinner area.

Crocodile River Camp

Similar to Chikoko, there are 3 twin chalets here, all thatch and pole, however these are beneath a grove of Muchenja (ebony) trees each overlooking a dambo – watch as the day’s African wildlife story unfolds in front of your eyes. The en-suite bathrooms include flushing toilets, a basin and heated water in the evenings.

Around the main camp are lots of hammocks and comfy chairs piled with vibrant cushions, perfect for an afternoon siesta.

Activities

The only activity here is walking safaris. Walks are at a leisurely pace and last 3 to 4 hours, terrain is flat but often uneven so you will need decent walking shoes. You are accompanied by a guide, armed scout and usually a tea bearer, providing you with welcome tea breaks. The guiding here is amongst the best in Africa and you will not miss a thing as you are guided through the maze of animal footpaths. Guests are recommended a stay of at least 3 days in each camp.

Child Policy

Children must be over 12 to access these camps.

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