Track and Trail River Camp is a wonderful lodge owned and run by the famous Luangwa photographer Peter Geraerdts. Set by the busier but game rich Mfuwe sector the camp is often full of animals and game drives are rich with sightings. The spacious and luxury chalets offer a haven within the wilderness and Peter is often around for hints and tips on how to capture the beautiful surrounding scenes.
LOW Season: 15 Mar – 30 Jun & 1 Nov – 15 Jan
HIGH Season: 1 Jul – 31 Oct
CLOSED: 16 Jan – 14 Mar
$: USD 0 – USD250/pppn
$$: USD 251 – USD600/pppn
$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
The price categories give you an idea of the nightly cost per person for this accommodation.
I contacted Track and Trail due to their special focus on photography. Peter and Kirsten kindly set up a 3 week itinerary, only a portion of which was with them. Peter was our guide for the last 8 days of the trip, and showed impressive knowledge about the wildlife of the South Luangwa. The grounds of Track and Trail are impressive, with an elevated pool and sunken hide near wetland they have created. The rooms are quite nice; we had hippos and elephants outside our rooms at night.
I enjoyed fantastic days at Track and Trail and felt warmly welcomed from the first minute.
The hospitality was superb, the chalets are really spacious, comfortable, tastefully decorated and with a beautiful view facing South Luangwa River. The food was deliciously prepared and just top class!
I went on a 5-day photoshoot twith Track and Trail River Camp owner Peter Gereardts. I have done many gamedrives before, but this what I call Gamedrive 2.0. Peter is specialized in private photographic safaris and knows how to shoot wildlife, birds and mammals. Peter set up my camera for action shooting the first day (Canon: use of af-on) and on we went. The big advantage is that Peter has the look of a photographer. Not only is het a good spotter, he also has a keen eye on lighting and position, something you don’t come across much with regular gamedrives.