Track and Trail River Camp

A Rustic Resort by the Luangwa River

Track and Trail River Camp is a rustic nature retreat at the bank of the Luangwa river, located just outside the South Luangwa National Park entrance. This intimate resort owned by Peter, Kirsten and lovely Chichi make sure that Safari Acacia’s guests feel pampered and inspired by the lodge and its premises. The crew, expert guides, natural surroundings, and ofcourse the resident population of wild elephants, hippo, bushbucks, giraffes and other animals visiting the camp for its fruiting trees daily, will make your stay very special.

It is a mere 40-minutes drive from the Mfuwe airport. The surrounding area, the Luangwa valley is particularly famous for its African Leopard density.


A refreshing elevated pool with a spectacular view of the Luangwa river and its hippos and crocodiles offers you a welcome respite during the midday break.

Wildlife seen around Track and Trail River Camp

Track and Trail River Camp is located in the Luangwa Valley which is worldwide famous for its leopard density. Since the park is unfenced, you will frequently come across a large number of antelope, wild elephants, giraffes, hippos in the resort premises, in addition to a great variety of birds. You will primarily go on game drives in the Mfuwe sector of the South Luangwa National Park, which is home to a diverse population of animals. Be sure to keep a watch out for the well-known pride of lions.Whole day safaris are also arranged with packed lunch to cover further remote locations of the forest.


The camp is located in the Mfuwe area of the South Luangwa National PArk, just few meters outside the entrance to the national park.


Track and Trail River Camp has 3 River Chalets, 4 Family River Chalets and 3 Secluded Chalets ranging from single storeyed on elevated platform to double storeyed ones. A self-catered bungalow and a designated space for self-driving guests are also provided, the latter is electric-fenced to deter wild animals. All rooms are elegant and spacious and tastefully decorated by the lodge owners. You will enjoy four solid walls, mosquito nets, en-suite toilets, fans, and in most of the rooms, there is even a private balcony! This is an especially nice option for people who are a little nervous about staying in a tent. The chalets face either the river or the back of the property for more secluded feel. They are completely separated from one another, so visitors can enjoy uninterrupted taste of the nature.

Food and Dining

The Lime Tree restaurant and lounge of the camp is amazingly beautiful. The dining selections are intended to make your stay fascinating and adventurous, with our chef and his staff creating a blend of international and pan-African cuisine. If you want to put your cooking skills to the test, request your own table BBQ and make your cuisine exactly how you want it.

Enjoy the ambience, listen to personal experiences, or simply soak up the sounds of the bush in our lounge and dining area, which is a meeting place for people from all over the world with similar interests. When the sun goes down, our bar is the ideal place to congregate. Share your adventures over a glass of vodka and lime – Track & Trail’s ‘unofficial’ official drink – or join us around the campfire.


The main activity of the Track and Trail River Camp is ofcourse the game drives done in the morning, afternoon and also the adventurous night drives conducted after sunset for an extended couple of hours. Walking safari was invented in this part of the world, and are offered by the Track and Trail River Camp for guests of age 12 years and above. Specialised Photography Workshop is carried out supervised by Peter himself. Sundowners are arranged daily, and bbq can also be arranged. A proper bar & kitchen is located by the river in a romantic setting.

4 days Affordable South Luangwa Tour with Night Safari

Track and Trail River Camp, More Information

  • Children of all ages are welcome in this camp, unlike some other camps in the vicinity.
  • The camp is open all year round.
  • Transfer from the Mfuwe airport is included in the travel package.
  • Unfortunately, there is no wifi in the rooms, but only in the dining hall.
  • Laundry service is provided and included in the travel package.
  • Alcoholic beverages and spa treatment are provided.
  • Safari Acacia can arrange few additional tailor-made activities for your lovely family.
  • Track and Trail’s owner and operator, Peter Gerhard, is a well-known wildlife photographer and skilled guide. All of the guides are well experienced in the technique of taking a magical shot and are available around the resort for picture tips! The guiding is excellent, and photographic chances abound. If you want to improve your talents even further, Peter offers many classes where you can discover his trade secrets.
  • Track and Trail River Camp supports Katemo school, located in the heart of Mukanya chiefdom and one of the oldest schools in rural Mfuwe.
  • Visit Kawaza village, where the welcoming Kunda people invite you to experience their traditional way of life. During your three-hour visit, you will be able to see village life and perhaps participate in activities such as pounding corn or brewing kachasu, the local beer of South Luangwa. You can also visit a school and interact with the pupils, as well as meet a traditional healer, whose healing abilities have been passed down from generation to generation and who is knowledgeable about the natural medicine utilized by the locals. The Kunda people prepare lunch and welcome you to sample their traditional cuisine before performing a traditional dance show and telling thrilling Kunda stories.
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