Tafika

Reviews of Tafika

Excellent(98%) From 146 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 146 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.
Dr J Alma
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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.

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Ms A - London
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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.

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Ms A - London
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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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.

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Dr M from Oakham
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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.

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Mr N Bledlow
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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.

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Dr & Mr T from Bucks
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
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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.

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