Reviews of Tafika
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Excellent - very friendly camp
Very impressed with what the Coppingers offer at Remote Africa. Tafika is a lovely camp, relaxed but also serious about what they are doing. Microlight flights offer a different dimension dimension - highly recommended.
At Tafika, best food we've had in the Valley - and that is saying something!
The best camp
This place, with the walking camps over the river, feel almost like home. It was great to see old friends and the high standards encounterd previously were maintained.
All aspects of the visit were excellent and if I was to choose 1 place only to go back to then this would be it. Great fun and homely. They even do haircuts now as long as it's not too fancy.
Back to Tafika
[Ed: these travellers visited Tafika twice this trip - either side of the walking camps; see below for their comments on their first stay here.]
Only one slight disappointment was that on the last night drive a problem developed with the vehicle so the spot light and head lights failed. As we had seen so much on other occasions this did not matter much to us but might have been disappointing had we not had such an amazing experience up to that point.
They also arranged a visit to the local school which Tafika Lodge supports. The teachers and children were really welcoming. It was an eye opener to see the facilities and living standards of the local people.
I recommend anyone who has the chance should meet the people as well as the animals.
Wonderful wildlife at Tafika
From the moment we arrived at Tafika Lodge we knew we were going to have an amazing time. We had the personal attention of Carol and John and their staff for most of our stay as we arrived just as other guests were leaving.
Dinner for two by candlelight on the edge of the Luangwa was a real highlight. The guides were knowledgable and imparted their enthusiasm and respect for the wildlife to us.
The food was excellent - much appreciated as a vegetarian to feel that the vege dishes were not an after thought.
Tafika - Microlighting over the Luangwa
Really great accommodation and food. All staff very friendly, attentive and helpful. Carol, John and Jenny wonderful hosts. Microlight trip was a major highlight. Enjoyed the company of the pet cats and dogs, especially the cat who slept on our bed. Carmine bee eaters and massing crowned cranes were spectacular.
Very much enjoyed drives and walks. The hide in camp is a good idea, although it wasn't very active during our visits. Great guiding from Brian, Stephen and Alex. Would love to go back.
Only downside was that two of the guides went down with malaria while we were there which must have caused organisational problems for some activies.
Tafika - First impressions of Zambia
Great welcome and reception - food and accommodation beyond our expectation. Steven was the perfect guide and made sure we got to see everything. We also enjoyed meeting other like-minded people. An excellent first three days of our holiday.
Since it was the first stop we could have done with some guidance on tipping and contribution to the staff box.
Welcome at Tafika
This camp had a lovely friendly informal feel that was consistent through our stay- it felt as though you were a valued private guest of the Tafika family team.Read more about the whole safari