Remote Africa - Takwela Camp

Takwela Camp: The Jewel of North Luangwa


Opened in July 2019, Takwela Camp is the latest addition to the portfolio of Remote Africa Safaris. Nestled in the remote and well-managed North Luangwa National Park, this camp benefits from the significant support of the Frankfurt Zoological Society and the dedicated efforts of Zambia’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife, as well as the North Luangwa Conservation Project.


Takwela Camp is strategically situated on Remote Africa’s private land at the confluence of the Luangwa and Mwaleshi Rivers. This prime location offers stunning views across a resident hippo pod to the pristine bush on all sides, providing an idyllic and serene setting for an authentic safari experience.


Takwela Camp is designed to blend harmoniously with its natural surroundings while offering comfort and simplicity:

  • En-suite Chalets: The camp accommodates a maximum of eight guests in four en-suite chalets. Three chalets are furnished with two double beds each, while the fourth chalet features one king bed.
  • Sustainable Design: In alignment with Remote Africa’s ethos, the camp is solar-powered and primarily constructed from local natural materials, utilizing local skills to create a sustainable and eco-friendly environment.

Main Area

The main area of Takwela Camp is designed to offer communal spaces for dining, relaxation, and socializing:

  • Dining and Lounge Area: Guests can enjoy meals and unwind in the open-air dining and lounge area, which provides panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness.
  • Natural Setting: The camp’s location at the confluence of two rivers enhances the tranquil and picturesque atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for wildlife observation and relaxation.

Wildlife and Activities

North Luangwa National Park is renowned for its rich biodiversity and well-preserved wilderness, making Takwela Camp a perfect base for exploration:

  • Walking Safaris: The camp offers exceptional walking safaris, led by experienced guides who provide insights into the local flora, fauna, and ecosystem. These safaris allow guests to explore the rugged landscape and observe wildlife up close.
  • Game Drives: Guests can also embark on game drives in the camp’s 4×4 vehicles, offering opportunities to see a variety of wildlife, including hippos, elephants, lions, leopards, and a diverse array of bird species.
  • Scenic Views: The camp’s unique location at the confluence of the Luangwa and Mwaleshi Rivers ensures stunning views and frequent wildlife sightings, particularly around the resident hippo pod.


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