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Zambia Remote South Luangwa Walking Safari

Take a walk on the wild side in remote eastern Zambia. Walking from camp to camp you’ll follow animal tracks and trails and discover the sights and sounds of the African bush with your expert African safari guide. Welcome to the Chikoko Trails.

  • Tafika
  • Walking trails into Tafika and Chikoko Camps.
  • 8 days/7 nights

Highlights of the remote walking trail

Situated just outside the Nsefu Sector of the South Park with some of the finest leopard viewing in Zambia. Tafika Camp has just six comfortable chalets. Four with double beds in each room; honeymoon suite; one chalet with two rooms and a king size bed and two doubles which is perfect for families. All chalets have outdoor showers under giant lead wood trees - this is a truly intimate experience.

  • The route takes you along the tracks and paths of the Game Management Area adjacent to Tafika Camp.
  • with day and night game drives at Tafika
  • also walks, cycling and visits to the local village
  • stay right on the banks of the Luangwa River at the private Chikoko Tree and Crocodile River Camps
  • and with your experienced guide, an armed National Park scout and a tea bearer, you’ll discover the wildlife of the African bush as you follow well-trod elephant and hippo trails through the Luangwa Valley, in the footsteps of David Livingstone.

Best time to go to Tafika and Chikoko

  • The two Chikoko Trails Camps are seasonally operated. They open annually from the 25th of May to the 31st of October.1st of May to the 15th of November

Children under the age of 10 years are accepted at Tafika at management’s discretion.

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ItineraryFrom $4660

Day 1 - Lusaka - Mfuwe airstrip - Tafika Day 1 - Lusaka - Mfuwe airstrip - Tafika

Arrive Lusaka International airport for your Proflight flights to Mfuwe. Met on arrival at Mfuwe for transfer to Tafika Camp

Days 2 - 3  Tafika Camp Days 2 - 3 Tafika Camp

During your stay at Tafika you'll go on day and night game drives, walks, cycling and visit the local village. There's an abundance of game, quiet spots to sit and watch the activity on the river.

Day 4 - Chikoko Camps Day 4 - Chikoko Camps

Chikoko Tree Camp and Elephant Tree Camp, our small and exclusive bush camps in South Luangwa, form the Chikoko Trails and offers the only true walking safari in the Luangwa.

Days 5 - 7 Chikoko Camps Days 5 - 7 Chikoko Camps

Good sightings of leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant, and zebra, as well as Cookson’s wildebeest and Thornicroft Giraffe (both unique to this area). Kudu and roan antelope, buffalo herds. Birding.

Day 8 - Depart Chikoko - Mfuwe airstrip - Lusaka Day 8 - Depart Chikoko - Mfuwe airstrip - Lusaka

Leave Chikoko after breakfast for transfer to Mfuwe airstrip for your Proflight flight back to Lusaka and your onward arrangements.

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How to get there

International  flight to Lusaka to connect with your Proflight flights to Mfuwe for road transfer to camp.


Good sightings of leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant, and zebra, as well as Cookson’s wildebeest and Thornicroft Giraffe (both unique to this area). Kudu and roan antelope, buffalo herds. Birding.

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