Track And Trail River Camp

Track And Trail River Camp

Kakumbi, South Luangwa National Park 2225XM Zambia
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4.5
#1 of 2 lodges in Kakumbi
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Track & Trail River Camp is a privately owned lodge located on a stunning spot on the banks of the Luangwa, just at the doorsteps of the South Luangwa National Park. We offer a small owner run safari lodge, specialized in photographic safaris and offer our guests all the comforts, while being located in wilderness. South Luangwa is known for exceptional up-close game viewing. Our Safari Camp is small and quaint with 9 Chalets in total; 6 cater for families as well as singles and couples and 7 rooms offer scenic river front with a direct view of the National Park. Benefit from our expertise and professionalism; our innovation and creativity; unparalleled location and setting (next to the main gate of the South Luangwa National Park); great service to guests. Track and Trail River Camp can be considered as the premier photographic lodge in The Luangwa Valley. Why?... because we have the knowledge and we can help our guests to improve their photography skills while on their safaris.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Laundry service
Public wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Airport transportation
Car hire
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Ironing service
Room features
Safe
Seating area
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch

Location

Kakumbi, South Luangwa National Park 2225XM Zambia
Getting there
Mfuwe Airport
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JasminLovesToTravel wrote a review Jan 2023
Frankfurt, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The camp itself is a little paradise so close to the river, the hippos, monkeys strolling around and many other animals.
The food in the evening is just delicious and very creative and tasty.
The drives throughout the park with Peter are just unforgettable experiences I will never forget. He has such a big knowledge and never tired to share it. Always finding the best spots to watch the big variations of wild animals. I will for sure come back!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Peter Geraerdts, Owner at Track And Trail River Camp
Responded 15 Mar 2023
Thanks so much Jasmin, it was a pleasure to have you here at Track and Trail River Camp.
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Nigel and Paula wrote a review Feb 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most amazing and memorable time during our 11 day stay at Track and Trail. The whole experience exceeded our expectations in all aspects.

We are keen wildlife photographers and have travelled extensively pursuing our passion. We’ve had Peter and Track and Trail on our radar for a number of years, but the pandemic etc meant we didn’t manage to visit until November 2023! We engaged Peter to take us out exclusively, so we could concentrate on achieving the best possible photographs.

We both felt our photography improved significantly under Peter’s guidance and his ability to “see” the shot and put us in the best possible position to achieve it. He knows the park like the "back of his hand" and with Andrew his incredible local spotter we witnessed and photographed a vast array of wildlife and the surrounding landscape.

One of the main reasons we came to Track and Trail was to catch up with the Painted Dogs, which we did on numerous occasions to our great delight.

Peter has the ability to put you at ease whilst still imparting loads of info regarding the animals, how best to photograph them and how to get the best out of our camera equipment.

All the Safari side was backed up by superb accommodation, wonderful food and lovely staff all of whom couldn’t do enough for you. Chichi and her team looked after us superbly and in the eleven days we never had the same food twice.

We cannot fault any aspect of our stay and wholeheartedly recommend Track and Trail for any type of Safari activity.

Thank you Peter and Chichi for such a wonderful time which we will never forget.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Peter Geraerdts, Owner at Track And Trail River Camp
Responded 10 Mar 2024
Thanks so much for your great review. It was a lovely time we had together in the bush. Hopefully we meet again one day. Cheers Peter
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Friedrich v wrote a review Oct 2023
Hoedspruit, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First visit to Luangwa, and ideal camp right on the banks of the river, with hippos, ellies and many other animals frequenting the camp every day and night.
The food was excellent for vegetarians.
Highlight was the lovely game drives with Vic. Morning drives from 6-10, and evening drives from 3:30 to 7:30 including light snacks at sunset on the river. Wildlife sightings were spectacular, especially leopards.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Peter Geraerdts, Owner at Track And Trail River Camp
Responded 19 Oct 2023
Thanks a lot for all the compliments. really appreciate your review. Thanks for visiting
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Traveler49130319154 wrote a review Dec 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An excellent spot to escape from the busy life. The facility is excellent! Very friendly staff that make you feel at home from the get go! The chalets were beautifully done and very inviting with a touch of the unique culture. The safari was calming and educational! Amazing experience all round.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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shajrin n wrote a review Aug 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a good and unforgettable experience staying on track and trail. The people working there were extremely friendly and good. The chalet was good and neat with all comforts. the food was also good. We were able to see hippos and crocs and elephants throughout our stay. It was overall a nice trip for us.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Peter Geraerdts, Owner at Track And Trail River Camp
Responded 15 Mar 2023
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your rating with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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A.R. wrote a review Jan 2023
Munich, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay at the Track and Trail camp. The lodges are so cozy and lovingly decorated. The food was unexpected deliciouses. Also the little outdoor gym and the pool are a nice variety after the safari tours (games). We saw so many animals at this time... was really a breathtaking experience. These place is really something special.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Peter Geraerdts, Owner at Track And Trail River Camp
Responded 15 Mar 2023
Great review Andrea. Thanks so much for your contribution.
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Michael Allen wrote a review Jul 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just arrived back from a game viewing trip in the Luangwa valley in Zambia at the Track and Trail River Camp. It was a fantastic experience with all the animals available to view including Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Hyena and Painted Wild Dog Pack. The staff, accommodation and food were all five star, couldn’t recommend it more highly and hopefully I will be able to return.

Mike Allen
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Peter Geraerdts, Owner at Track And Trail River Camp
Responded 15 Mar 2023
“Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We will share this with the T&T team to let them know to keep up the amazing work.”
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caitlinhughes88 wrote a review Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a magical stay at Track and Trail River Camp. Everything was perfect from start to finish. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly, the facilities were excellent (loved the pool and outdoor gym!), and every single meal we had was superb. Our safari guide was brilliant too. We were lucky enough to see a pride of 15 lions on our first game drive!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Peter Geraerdts, Owner at Track And Trail River Camp
Responded 25 Oct 2023
Hi Caitlin, Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I hope that you and your mom will come and see us again in the near future. Chichi says Hi...
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Alex H wrote a review Apr 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Track and Trail in April 2024. The place was incredible and so were the staff. They were the nicest people I have ever met and the food was spectacular! We had an amazing safari guide called Vic. He was very interesting and knowledgeable. The quality of the service was amazing. We would love to come back one day!
Fraser aged 9.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Vertumnus wrote a review Aug 2006
London
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This wonderful new small lodge is set on the banks of the Luangwa River, and is owned and run by its young Dutch owner. The chalets are beautifully and stylishly designed using local materials and furniture made by local people. It has a lovely small pool, set up high to keep it of the way of the hippos which can be heard bellowing in the river.

Dutch chef Robert produces the most miraculous meals in the middle of the bush, presented with a flair which would not disgrace a top London restuarant. And thoughout a friendly, happy collaborative air between us and all the the staff, who became friends.

Kenny, the resident guide, was incredibly knowlegeable, and our gang of four kids adored his tales of the bush. The all-in rate, inclusive of game drives, airport collection, all food (everything except drinks) made us feel like we were spending time with old friends rather than running up a tab in a hotel.

A taste of proper Africa, right down to the elephants in the camp....
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Answer from Peter G
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia51 contributions7 helpful votes
Dear madam, yes, we can tailor make a trip for you in Zambia. Please let me know which destinations/lodges should be included and for how many nights. Other questions: when you would like to travel and with how many people (kids) ? Kind regards Peter
klastema asked a question Nov 2014
Borgomanero63 contributions75 helpful votes
Le finestre dei lodge hanno vetri e zanzariere?
Answer from Peter G
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia51 contributions7 helpful votes
Hi there, No, the windows have mosquito gauze. If anything else please email us directly. Kind regards Peter
Friedrich v wrote a tip Oct 2023
Hoedspruit, South Africa37 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Every evening is a night drive, so have your gear set up for night photography with spotlights. Can get cold, so take something warm along."
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Petra wrote a tip Aug 2023
Almere, The Netherlands51 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy the view at the pool. Go for a walk at the lodge to discover the baboons, birds and bushbocks and maybe see a hippo or some elephants."
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Anne G wrote a tip Aug 2023
Somerset West, South Africa238 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The chalets are excellent value for money and their position is absolutely stunning. "
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Alida W wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A very good stay with great safaris!"
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589zita wrote a tip Jul 2023
Stockholm, Sweden13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you stay long enough to enjoy the beautiful lodge area with nice bar and restaurant, as well as endless wildlife and nature views"
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,487 - R 5,244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ZambiaSouth Luangwa National ParkKakumbi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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