Run by Remote Africa as part of the infamous Chikoko Walking Trails, Chikoko is a camp that truly fits in with its surroundings; this is a stunning little bush camp. From the moment you see Chikoko there is an undeniable charm about the camp and staying there gives you that sense of adventure that only bushcamps can provide. The quality of guiding and walking on offer here is hard to describe – it is truly exceptional. Our favourite bush camp in the South Luangwa National Park….by quite a long way!
Remote Africa Safaris are known for offering an unsurpassed walking experience in the Luangwa Valley and so expect a no frills, authentic approach to walking safaris that will compete with the best walking camps in Africa. Located only a few hundred metres from the Perekani crossing point where Livingstone proclaimed his love for the Luangwa, Chikoko has one of the best walking areas in the entire Luangwa Valley. Chikoko Tree Camp combines wonderfully with its sister camp Crocodile River Camp if you have the time.
Staying at Chikoko, clients will explore the wilderness areas, entirely on foot; vehicles are not permitted in the area. The landscapes here are beautiful and the diverse game increasingly relaxed to those passing on foot.
The camp itself has 3 twin chalets made of local mopane wood, all of which are raised on stilts 3 metres above the camp floor. The rooms are open fronted, each overlooking an open flood plain that can literally teem with game (which in our experience has a habit of constantly walking straight through camp!). Underneath each room is an open air bathroom and flush toilet.
The main area has an open plan small bar and lounge area, leading on to the breakfast and dinner area which has the best views from camp. The camp is minimalistic, but as with all the Remote Camps, the reason clients come here is for the simple, authentic approach to safari without the crowds.