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Chikoko Tree Camp

An intimate and quirky bush camp focused on exceptional walking safaris

Chikoko Tree Camp
Chikoko Tree Camp

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In a remote and wild area, north of the South Luangwa National Park, Chikoko Camp is part of Remote Afria’s Chikoko walking trails. The surrounding area has no roads or vehicles, so everything is brought into the camp before the opening season, and activities are all on foot! This is the beauty of the camp – with a real “Africa as it once was” feel about it.


Chikoko Camp is sat in the northern area of South Luangwa National Park, which boasts seclusion and exclusivity. The camp overlooks the Chikoko River which is seasonal and dry throughout most of the year. The main emphasis of this camp is walking safaris and many of the guests staying here walk between this camp and the other bush camp, Crocodile Camp.


The camp is accessed on foot, so the camp will definitely feel wild and remote! The main area is a simple thatched structure, featuring a comfortable lounge and dining area and of course, a safari campfire. The accommodation is comprised of three rooms/chalets so the camp is intimate and cosy.


Chikoko Camp has three double-storey reed chalets that are raised above the ground and nestled in the ebony trees. They are all double-storey chalets, with a conventional bathroom on the lower level, and a bedroom on the upper level, boasting views of the seasonal Chikoko River. The accommodation feels very rustic but with running water, flushing toilets and mosquito nets, it has everything you need for an authentic safari stay!


Chikoko Camp is part of the Chikoko walking trail, so activities are exclusive to walking only. The bush walks are done in the morning and afternoon – to avoid the midday sun and give guests time to relax and enjoy lunch. An experienced guide and an armed ranger will accompany you on the bush walks, and rather than intense hikes, they are gentle strolls through various landscapes with an attention to animals, flora and fauna.

Ultimate seclusion for walking safaris in South Luangwa

May be too remote or basic for some

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