These two bush camps operate slightly upstream of their parent camp, Tafika, on the opposite bank of the Luangwa. This is around the spot where David Livingstone crossed the Luangwa in 1866, and little seems to have changed since then; it's still a beautiful corner of the Valley with excellent game densities.
Being in a wilderness area, there are no roads to these camps and all the luggage and supplies are carried by porters. From Tafika this means a brief drive along the river, followed by a quick crossing by canoe and then a short walk. There are two small bushcamps here: Chikoko and Crocodile.Chikoko Walking Camp
is only about 10 minutes' walk from the Luangwa, beside the small, seasonal Chikoko Channel. The simple grass-walled chalets are raised about 3m off the ground, and topped by a canvas shade to keep the sun, and any rain, off. This also gives the nervous an added sense of security, and provides a good vantage point for spotting wildlife. Private flush toilets and showers (hot on request) are downstairs.Crocodile Walking Camp
is further from the river, about a 40-minute walk, and stands on an old river bank, overlooking a large and usually dry ox-bow lagoon. It's a great location and the three double chalets have en-suite flush toilet and showers (hot on request), open to the air.
At both you'll find a very busy and relaxed air, solar lighting and efficient refrigeration. But to focus on the camps themselves is to miss the point; Remote Africa's guides are amongst the Valley's most experienced – so though simple, these are amongst the Valley's very best bushcamps.