Big Lagoon Camp • South Luangwa


The Big Lagoon Camp is situated on the edge of the extensive Big lagoon for great in-camp viewing. The camp is a hotspot for viewing elands, roans, kudus, elephants, giraffes, wild dogs, lions, warthogs, hippos and crocodiles. On foot, biggest herbivores become gentle giants as giraffes and elephants tower over you and the buffalo are now on eye level. The Luangwa’s predators now become the prey as you track lions prints from the night before. It is the realness of the experience, that dash of adrenaline associated with standing downwind of an elephant and catching its unmistakable scent that make walking safaris unforgettable.

Big Lagoon Camp is one of two small and exclusive bush camps at Chikoko Trails in South Luangwa National Park. Located on the west bank in the South Luangwa National Park, a few kilometres upstream from parent camp Tafika, Big Lagoon Camp is only accessible on foot and offer unparalleled walking safaris through the idyll of remotest Africa.

Chikoko operating season: 25 May – 31 Oct
Age Restriction: Minimum age 12 years old

Room Types

  • 3 chalets at each camp (2 twin, 1 double)


  • Solar communal charging area (220V)
  • Solar fans
  • No Wi-fi
  • Natural materials and local skills
  • No roads or vehicles
  • Area only accessible by foot
  • Cross the river via canoe to access the trails
  • Safari showers open to the stars
  • Everything is carried in by porters


  • True walking safaris, natural fire making skills
  • In-camp / arm chair viewing (Best from Sep.)
  • Hotspot for eland, roan, kudu, elephant, giraffe, wild dog, lion, warthog, hippo, crocodile
  • On the edge of the extensive Big lagoon for great in-camp viewing

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$ 535.00
per person per night sharing
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