Opened in July 2019 at the confluence of the Luangwa and Mwaleshi Rivers, Takwela Camp has stunning views across a resident hippo pod to pristine bush on all sides.
Takwela offers an intimate wilderness experience and the rare opportunity to visit a beautiful and unexplored area of the North Luangwa National Park. The region is well known for wild dog, elephant, lion, buffalo, and 416 species of birds. Vegetation ranges from mopane woodland and riverine forest to open grassland and acacia thicket. Activities include guided game drives (day and night) and walking safaris in the mornings and afternoons, with regular stops to take in the surroundings, view wildlife and examine spoor.
Enjoy a leisurely pace with a midmorning tea & coffee break and, on the night drive, a sunset stop for drinks and snacks. With just two other bush camps in operation in the entire park, you're guaranteed the ultimate remote experience. Immerse yourself in 4636 square kilometres of unspoiled wilderness.
Owned by Remote Africa Safaris, the same owners of Mwaleshi Camp, Takwela is also built from local natural materials and constructed with local skills. Each of the two chalets has two double beds, with large mosquito nets around, and solar powered bedside lights. The en-suite bathrooms are largely open air, and jugs of hot water are provided each morning.
The main area tent is slightly raised and surrounded by wooden decking. From here you have a panoramic view of the landscape and unfolding drama. The common areas come with comfy sofas and chairs, a long table where guests dine with their guides, and solar power throughout. And what would a bush camp be without a campfire? This one offers full views of the river and the diamond-studded night sky.