The Chikoko Trails walking safaris allow guests to experience the bush at nature’s pace.

Chikoko Trails incorporates two small and exclusive bush camps, Chikoko Tree Camp and Crocodile River Camp, from which unparalleled walking safaris are offered, strolling from camp to camp. Located in the South Luangwa National Park, a few kilometres upstream from parent camp Tafika, Chikoko and Crocodile are only accessible on foot and offer a fantastic bush experience – being immersed in the idyll of remotest Africa. On foot, the minutiae of the bush come to the fore: the smells; the essence of the macro world and a sense of timelessness.

The walks follow well-worn elephant and hippo trails, not to mention the original footsteps of David Livingstone, through the Luangwa Valley. Here guests - accompanied by an experienced guide, an armed National Park scout and a tea bearer - tread through the African bush alongside the wildlife. It is an experience that is liberating and unforgettable.

Morning walks are four hours in duration starting early to avoid the heat of the day, stopping frequently for the guide to share the secrets of the bush. Midway, the accompanying tea-bearer conjures up a welcome cup of fresh tea or coffee with a light snack. Afternoon walks are shorter and leave camp after tea at 15:30, returning to camp before dusk. Although the landscape is generally flat the paths can be uneven, so lightweight, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Each intimate camp offers accommodation for a maximum of six guests in refreshingly simple, grass-walled chalets with en suite flush toilets and showers. Hot water is provided upon request. Here guests - accompanied by an experienced guide, an armed National Park scout and a tea bearer - tread through the African bush alongside the wildlife. It is an experience that is liberating and unforgettable.

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