Tafika: Information from the owner

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For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Safari Lodge
No. of rooms 6
Last updated 12-May-2016

Main description of Tafika

Tafika: Facilities

Property facilities Bar
Room facilities En-Suite, Outside Shower, Verandah
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Cycling, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Safaris, Walks, Cultural Tours, Mountain Biking

Room types at Tafika

Reed Chalet

Each reed chalet has two queen sized double beds, under-cover veranda, en-suite bathroom with double vanities, flush loos, hot and cold running water and solar powered lighting. There is one large family chalet offering two bedrooms, one with a king-sized bed, the other with two double beds and a spacious bathroom to share. Ideal for guests travelling with children. The honeymoon chalet has one extra large king bed and a double shower under the stars.

Activities at Tafika

4x4 Game Drives

All vehicles are open, comfortable and accommodate usually only four guests, but never more than six, allowing for great photographic moments. Sundowners are taken overlooking the Luangwa River, after which a spotlight is brought into play, revealing Africa's nocturnal wildlife.

Cultural Visits

At Remote Africa Safaris the local village, Mkasanga, kindly invites guests to visit and gives them the opportunity to learn about the lives of the people from the Luangwa Valley.

Highlights of these visits include: a guided tour of the local school - proudly showcased by the teachers, a visit to the village and a local church choir performance where guests experience the perfect harmony of Africa's song


Sometimes a different view is required to put things in perspective. Guests looking for this perspective should experience the most exhilarating activity on offer at Tafika Camp - microlight flights piloted by the Remote Africa Safaris' owner, John Coppinger.

A flight over the ever-changing Luangwa River gives guests an opportunity to view, and begin to understand the inner workings of the Luangwa Valley and how the river supports the wide variety of wildlife evident in the Luangwa Valley basin. Flights take place at sunrise ensuring smooth and clear conditions and allowing guests to take part in the normal morning game viewing activities. Flights last an average of 15 minutes and provide a perfect bird's eye view of both the Luangwa wildlife and the scenery surrounding Tafika Camp.

Mountain Bike Safari

Sitting in a game-viewing vehicle or walking delicately through the African bush may not provide the level of activity craved by more energetic guests. For these guests Remote Africa Safaris offers mountain bike safaris - from Tafika Camp - accompanied by an experienced guide who in most cases is the owner, John Coppinger.

The route followed takes the safari cyclists along the tracks and paths of the Game Management Area, adjacent to Tafika Camp, and into the park along the main roads. Mountain bike safaris generally take place in the afternoon. This gives participating guests enough time to finish their ride and meet up with the game drive, just before sunset, giving them the opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of a night drive.

Walking Safaris

Remote Africa Safari's offers guests an ultimate walking safari experience. On foot guests are given the rare opportunity to become part of nature, to immerse themselves in the wonders that present themselves at every turn. Whether it's a short morning or afternoon walk, a longer walking safari along the ancient and well-worn elephant and hippo trails, a journey into the remote North Luangwa National Park or a combination of all of the above, those on walking safaris are always accompanied by an experienced guide, an armed National Park scout and a tea bearer.

Children under the age of 12 are unfortunately not able to take part in walking safaris at Remote Africa Safaris.