Takwela Bush CampTakwela Bush Camp

Takwela Bush Camp

From: $690.00

Takwela Bush Camp lies at the confluence of two rivers with fantastic views over the river and the resident pod of Hippo. With just 4 chalets this wilderness experience is ideal for a diversity of wildlife species that is un-heard of anywhere else. Comfortable chalets enjoy vast views over the landscape.


Takwela Bush Camp

North Luangwa National Park

Takwela Bush Camp lies at the confluence of the Luangwa and Mwaleshi Rivers and has beautiful views over a pod of resident Hippo in one of the deeper pools. The area is known as the Chitukuko which means “place of development” in the local Tumuka language.

Takwela, meaning “we have taken off”, provides guests with a very intimate bush experience in the vast wilderness of the Northern sector of the park. With a very experienced team of guides and staff guests are assured of feeling at home, at one with the bush and enjoying very exclusive wildlife sightings.

Takwela is a 25 minute scenic flight from the Lukuzi airstrip in South Luangwa. The scenic flight over the dramatic riverine landscape to Mwaleshi airstrip is incredible and then it’s a 45 minute game drive and canoe crossing into the camp. Transfers to or from Mwaleshi Camp is part of the morning activity and direct transfers can be made with a one hour game drive or three and a half hour walk.


Takwela accommodates just eight guests in four en-suite chalets that have been built with local materials and African ingenuity. Two of the chalets have double beds while the last has a king size bed. With over 50 kilometers of private river frontage the chalets have panoramic views out over the river, the local Hippo and a huge diversity of animals that come to the river for water.

Guided morning game drives and walking safaris are interspersed with a morning coffee break giving you the chance to immerse yourself in the environment. Guests are able to explore different areas of the park which host a highly successful Black Rhino sanctuary and healthy populations of Lion, Hyena, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Wildebeest, Wild Dog and much more.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Zambia.

Looking for a family safari lodge? The Luangwa Safari House is the ideal choice. Combine South Luangwa with Kafue and Busanga Bush Camp or Fig Tree Camp.

If you would like to learn more about this magnificent park for your safari to Africa, donate or get involved, then read up about Conservation South Luangwa.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Lusaka with Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, South African Airways, Kenya Airways or Air Namibia.

On your arrival in Lusaka we can arrange for you to be met and escorted onto a light aircraft for the flight to Mfuwe Airport.

On arrival at Mfuwe you will be met by your guide who will transfer you to the camp.

For assistance with flights, meet and greet in Lusaka and domestic flights to Mfuwe, get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your safari plans are seamless.



  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Local brand drinks
  • Laundry
  • Local road transfers
  • National Park Fees’
  • Tourism Levy
  • Conservation fees’
  • Safari activities
  • VAT


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Domestic flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fees’
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance

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