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Chikoko Tree Camp and Crocodile River Camp are rustic and simple and operate in exceptional scenery, both offering unparalleled walking safari’s where the game viewing is unrivalled.

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Perfect For

Families (children aged 12 and over), adults and couples

Both camps are only accessible on foot and are situated on the west bank in the South Luangwa National Park. Each Camp is rebuilt each season using local materials and offer fantastic bush experiences whilst you are immersed into idyll Africa.

The Camps themselves offer a great synergy between comfort and adventure. Chikoko Camp, situated at the end of Acacia Park, nearby David Livingston’s river crossing, offers tree house accommodation with open plan views.

Crocodile Camp is situated at the edge of a big lagoon near ebony forests and boasts an in- camp waterhole. Essentially you will continually come across wildlife whilst exploring the beautiful wilderness surrounding you. The camps have flush loo’s, hot showers and delicious food provided for guests creating a more refined bush experience.

Both camps have comfortable central areas where you can relax during the heat of the day, and where meals are served. There is a small bar and lounge area, and dining is rather flexible, often enjoyed under the stars or around the camp fire. Another great benefit at the camps is that there are experienced and enthusiastic guides, who lead the trails. Each camp offer in abundance, value for money and anyone who is looking to immerse themselves into picturesque wilderness would certainly have found a true hidden gem.

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The camps

Accommodation at Crocodile River is in two thatch and reed chalets facing out over a small dry lagoon. Each chalet is comfortably furnished with proper beds, luggage racks and easy chairs, with open air ensuite facilities including a plumbed shower with water coming from a tank. A flush toilet is under cover but still part of the outdoor bathroom.

Accommodation at Chikoko Tree Camp is in two open chalets about ten feet above the ground on raised platforms. Steps lead up to the open-fronted bedroom and balcony which has fantastic views out across the grasslands. Under the bedroom at ground level is a spacious ensuite bathroom, including a flush toilet and shower. Both camps are rustic in style and offer a very ‘close to nature’ experience. Please note, the Chikoko Trails are not suitable for young children (you need to be 12 years and older to walk in Zambia) and there are no family chalet options, so children must be old enough to enjoy the walking adventure and sleep in their own rustic bush chalet.


Chikoko Tree Camp - The main part of the camp is open plan, with a small lounge and bar area.

Crocodile River Camp - Around the main camp are lots of hammocks and comfy chairs piled with vibrant cushions, perfect for an afternoon siesta.


The camps offer great quality meals and vegetarians can be catered for upon request. You can expect a light breakfast, a full lunch, afternoon tea and a set menu dinner.

Why Wayfairer

Both camps are nearly devoid of all roads and are sustainably constructed out of natural, local materials. They are completely torn down and re-built yearly so they are always in good condition. The accommodation is comfortable and has all the necessities such as solar power heated hot water and electricity, solar fans, no Wi-Fi and a solar communal charging area. The Chikoko trails only offer walking safaris respecting the environment and the wildlife as far possible.

Safaris that can include Chikoko Trails

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