Chikoko Tree Camp • South Luangwa



On foot, biggest herbivores become gentle giants as giraffes and elephants tower over you and the buffalo are now on eye level. The Luangwa’s predators now become the prey as you track lions prints from the night before. It is the realness of the experience, that dash of adrenaline associated with standing downwind of an elephant and catching its unmistakable scent that make walking safaris unforgettable. The Chikoko Tree Camp is situated on the edge of an acacia park with open plan architecture for great in-camp viewing. The camp is a hotspot for viewing elands, roans, kudus, elephants, giraffes, wild dogs, lions, warthogs, hippos and crocodiles.

Chikoko Tree Camp is one of two small and exclusive bush camps at Chikoko Trails in South Luangwa National Park. Located on the west bank in the South Luangwa National Park, a few kilometres upstream from parent camp Tafika, Chikoko Tree Camp is only accessible on foot and offer unparalleled walking safaris through the idyll of remotest Africa.

Chikoko operating season: 25 May – 31 Oct
Age Restriction: Minimum age 12 years old

Room Types

  • 3 chalets (max 6 guests)
  • Tree house with open plan architecture for great in-camp viewing.
  • Cotton sheets and expansive mosquito nets keep you comfortable while Luangwa lullabies of lion roars and hyena whoops carry you to sleep.


  • Solar communal charging area (220V)
  • Solar fans
  • No Wi-fi
  • No roads or vehicles
  • Area only accessible by foot
  • Cross the river via canoe to access the trails
  • Safari showers open to the stars
  • Everything is carried in by porters
  • In-camp / arm chair viewing (Best from Sep.)


  • Hotspot for eland, roan, kudu, elephant, giraffe, wild dog, lion, warthog, hippo, crocodile
  • First walking camp site in the Luangwa chosen by Normal Carr
  • Near David Livingstone’s river crossing – Perekani
  • On the edge of an acacia park
  • True walking safaris, natural fire making skills

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$ 535.00
per person per night sharing

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