Tafika

Reviews of Tafika

Excellent(98%) From 174 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 174 of our travellers who have visited Tafika, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs G - Sweden
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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NP shared with one camp is a great advantage

We had all the top guides, hence excellent guiding. The guides were very persistent during the drives, they never gave up. No lions but 3 leopard spotting, one cat chasing after pukus.

Tafika retained the feeling of Bush Camp, by being straight forward and unpretentious. A very relaxed atmosphere.
The staff was very accommodating.

We also enjoyed the "close" contacts with the hippos.

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Mr & Mrs VV- G from Belgium
Arrived on: 23-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Tafika review

A Tafika meal is always a real treat : very fresh , abundant, great variety of dishes. Wonderful.

Tafika camp is even on a second visit largely living up to our (high) exspectations .
It became our bench-mark for safari lodges.

And off course the microlight flights ... !

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The H family from Cheshire
Arrived on: 22-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Tafika review

Outstanding. The location, food, guides, rooms and overall atmosphere are superb. It is difficult to imagine a better game lodge.

Considering it is in the remote bush, the meals were truly inspired.

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Mr and Mrs P from Volcano, USA
Arrived on: 18-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tafika Camp Review

Excellent camp in a prime riverfront location away from other lodges. John and Carol are excellent hosts. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. Guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The camp and activities are all well run. Plenty to see and do, but also enough time in between to relax and enjoy the camp's beautiful setting.

The rooms were all thatch and reed, well spaced for privacy. Very comfortable.

Meals were excellent, especially all the fresh vegetables from the camp's garden. Time at camp was very friendly and relaxing, and John and Carol made you feel right at home.

Game viewing was good for so early in the season, and the guides knew the area very well.

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Mr W & Mrs Z from the Netherlands
Arrived on: 9-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Tafika review

Clearly a camp run by the same people for many years, which is an advantage in this case. Well-run by John, Carol and Brian, who are still passionate after all these years, this camp has some extras such as a microlight and a fanatic birder (Brian). To us, being interested in birds, this was a nice asset

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Mr & Mrs VV- G from Belgium
Arrived on: 9-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tafika review

Super Excellent plus ! ! !

Personal contact with Carol John and Brian adds 200% to the charm of the camp.

Flying and walking was quite an experience.

Best ever of our trips to Southern Africa !

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Mr B - London
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tafika review

As usual, everything was first class, from the friendly, informal greeting, making you feel instantly at home, the quality of the rooms, food etc.

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Ms B - Herts
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 4 nights
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What a great safari experience at Tafika

Had an amazing time at Tafika, great guides taking you out and then the best of hospitality when you return to camp.

Microlighting at sunrise is one of the best expereinces ever.

We loved it but I would say its not for those who don't like insects or for those on a first safari.

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Mr & Mrs S from Chichester
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good variety of game

John and Carol are good hosts and have created a very pleasant environment.

This is generally a strong camp which we enjoyed, although we felt that a couple of the staff were perhaps ready for the end of season! We did however very much appreciate their flexiblility when we needed to change the itinerary around.

The terrain is varied and, in addition to good leopard and lion etc, we enjoyed the flocks of crowned crane, our first oribi and a best ever serval sighting. Brian was a good guide. The night drives are particularly rewarding, while the microlight flight with John is just not to be missed....

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Mr N & Ms S from London
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Microlight Highlight

Our stay at Tafika was excellent in every respect - the highlight being the dawn microlight flight which offered a whole new perspective (even relative to balloon safaris).

John and Carol and their team really make their guests feel at home. Great atmosphere, excellent food and really nice people.

Both walking and game drives were expertly guided - underlined by the fact that we found leopards on seven of our eight outings (although our first ever elephant shrew sighting was also a high point).

All in all, srongly recommended.

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