Located on Remote Africa’s private land in North Luangwa National Park, a relatively little-visited area in north-eastern Zambia, Takwela Camp offers a back-to-basics safari experience in pristine wilderness.
The décor and ethos at Takwela Camp are refreshingly light of touch: the communal areas feature open sides and high thatch roofs, stone floors, unfussy but comfortable sofas, and a kitchen-style table and breakfast bar. Guest numbers are strictly limited and the feel throughout is of a characterful, welcoming home.
Food & service
Service at Takwela Camp is friendly and casual, with no request too much trouble. Remote Africa is known for its high standards of both service and cuisine, and the menus at Takwela are no exception, with special dietary requirements accommodated with sufficient advance warning. A light breakfast is usually served around the campfire, followed by a post-morning safari brunch and tea and cake in the afternoon, with dinner a three-course affair served outdoors.
There are four tent-chalets at Takwela Camp, three with two double beds and one with a single king-size. The beds and bedding are very comfortable and surrounded by mosquito netting, a fan and bedside lights. The facilities are ensuite and mostly open-air, with hot water provided in the morning and upon request for the shower.
Whether explored by 4×4 or a guided walking safari, North Luangwa boasts a wealth of wildlife for observation, from the nearly 500 hippo that make the confluence home to elephant, waterbuck, lion, leopard and over 400 avian species.
Remote Africa is consistently sustainability-minded, and Takwela is fully solar-powered and constructed (where possible) using local materials and traditional local methods.