Proflight scheduled charter Lusaka Airport – Royal Airstrip
Game drive transfer from Royal Airstrip to Chiawa Camp
Chiawa Camp is constructed essentially of natural materials, and is designed to ensure its idyllic setting can be fully appreciated. Only 16 guests are accommodated in 8 well-appointed safari tents, each on a raised timber deck with private verandah. Access paths to the tents run through a grove of Mahogany trees behind them, maximizing privacy. All tents are under shade, have en-suite facilities with hot and cold running water, twin or double beds, insect screens and solar powered lighting. The spacious lounge and bar area has an observation platform built into its roof, providing one of the best views in the valley. Of course the dining area also looks out onto the river and the animals regularly come to drink and feed at and near the lodge. Enjoy barbeques under the stars on our al-fresco dining verandah, while your hosts oversee your comfort and the preparation of Chiawa's renowned cuisine. Vegetarians are catered for with advance notice of any special culinary requirements. After dinner, retire to the campfire and enjoy a cocktail or two while taking in the sounds and magic of the African night. Another viewing platform has been constructed in the quietest corner of the lodge, overlooking the confluence of the Chiawa and Zambezi Rivers. Chiawa Camp employs enough guides and maintains a sufficient infrastructure that ensures maximum efficiency and flexibility. This means that guests will enjoy levels of choice and convenience not found elsewhere. The guides at the camp are experienced and qualified to help you get the most from your visit to the Lower Zambezi National Park. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives, night drives, walking, fishing and canoeing. Guests can set their own pace and select activities according to their preferences. All boats and vehicles, canoe trips and walks carry first aid kits, and are linked to Chiawa Camp with an extensive VHF radio network.
Proflight scheduled charter Royal Airstrip – Mfuwe Airport
Road transfer from Mfuwe Airport to Tafika Camp
Tafika Camp is situated adjacent to the Nsefu sector of South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. The camp is remote, ideal for those who really want to get away from it all. Located on the banks of the Luangwa River, it offers a very relaxing and peaceful base to enjoy walking safaris, cycling trails and game drives (day & night). You are unlikely to see other vehicles whilst game viewing and there is a great variety of wildlife to see here. It is usual to enjoy good sightings of leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant, and zebra, as well as Cooksons Wildebeest and Thornicroft Giraffe both of which are unique to this area. As you might expect from Zambia, there is also a huge variety of birdlife here. The chance to experience a thrilling micro light flight is usually available; viewing game from the air provides a unique and memorable experience for any guest. There is also the opportunity to visit nearby Mkasanga village and school that the camp helps to support. There are 6 spacious chalets that can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests. These are built with local materials and have en-suite facilities, including an open air shower, enabling you to enjoy the view day or night! There is also a ‘family suite’ with two spacious bedrooms and shared bathroom facilities and a new ‘honeymoon suite’ which has twin showers located in an open air bathroom, a king size bed and private hammock. Shaded from the hot noon-day sun by giant Leadwood Trees, there are plenty of quiet spots to sit and watch activity on the river, read, or just close your eyes and listen to the sounds of the bush. The food is excellent and utilizes fresh fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden. Transfers are either by road, which takes about 2 hours from Mfuwe airport, or you can choose the speedier and very convenient option of a short flight from Mfuwe to the local airstrip Lukusi.
Transfer by road and boat from Tafika Camp to Chikoko Walking Trails
Chikoko Walking Trails in the South Luangwa National Park are conducted in a very beautiful area, rich in wildlife. It is a wilderness area, free of roads and vehicles. Chikoko Walking Trails operate slightly upstream of Tafika on the West bank of the Luangwa, utilizing two exclusive bush camps named Chikoko Tree Camp and Crocodile River Camp. David Livingstone crossed the Luangwa River in 1866 at Perekani, the crossing point used for Chikoko Trails today, and made the following note in his journal: "I will make this land better known to men that it may become one of their haunts. It is impossible to describe its luxuriance." -- David Livingstone, December 1866All luggage and supplies are portaged into the camps. Guests only need to carry their binoculars and cameras. The walking trails follow a maze of animal footpaths between camps, accompanied by a professional guide, an armed National Park’s scout and the tea bearer bringing up the rear. Bottled drinking water is also provided. Walks normally last a leisurely 3-4 hours, with a mid morning break for tea. The terrain is fairly flat but occasionally uneven. The small and exclusive bush camps in South Luangwa, Chikoko Tree Camp and Crocodile River Camp, form Chikoko Walking Trails. The camps are only accessible on foot and offer a unique bush experience. Chikoko Walking Trails camps are ideal for those that are keen to get away from the restrictions and inactivity of game drives. The experience of being on foot in these isolated and natural surroundings cannot be beaten. Each camp offers accommodation for a maximum of 6 people with en-suite facilities. Full support is provided with an experienced walking guide, armed scout and chef as well as general camp staff. At Chikoko, rooms are built 3 metres above ground and provide a wonderful vantage point to observe the surrounding area. On your safari you will have an opportunity to stay at both camps. Transfers are either by road, which takes about 2 hours from Mfuwe airport or it is a short flight from Mfuwe to the local airstrip, Lukusi. There is a short canoe ride to cross the Luangwa River and then you proceed on foot to your chosen camp.