Chikoko Tree Camp and Crocodile River Camp
South Luangwa National Park
Both Chikoko Tree Camp and Crocodile River Camp are very small and rustic bush camps located to the North of the Nsefu sector of the park. The Chikoko River is a meandering channel whose river banks are lined with Ebony trees’. To say the area is remote is an understatement, it is completely dedicated to walking safaris so you won’t be disturbed by game drive vehicles.
As with most small safari camps all the meals are communal and enjoyed outside or under the thatched main area of the camp. The kitchen staff are absolute wizards of cuisine in the bush! Very impressive meals are cooked and presented from a very simple bush kitchen where the oven is a mere hole in the ground.
Activities at both camps are centered around walking and with your experienced guide and scout accompanying you the experience is absolutely riveting. Never again will you experience a walking safari as you will in South Luangwa and at either of these two camps. No vehicles are allowed in the area so the silence can be quite complete and very enjoyable.
Guests can walk between the two camps in a leisurely 3 hour walk with stops along the way. The camps are accessed by a river crossing and a walk into camp where your luggage will meet you on arrival.
Guests are accommodated in three two-story reed chalets making six people in either of the camps at any one time. The upstairs bedroom will have either a double or twin beds with walk in mosquito nets under a canvas roof. One side of the chalet is completely open with stunning views over the river. Solar powered lights are provided for guests use at night.
Downstairs is a private bathroom with hand basin, toilet and shower. Basic toiletries are provided by the camp.
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