Tafika

Reviews of Tafika

Excellent(98%) From 245 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 245 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 and Mrs P - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 24-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great time at Tafika

We were given a family room to share with our adult daughter and found the 2 showers and 2 toilets and 2 bedrooms afforded us good privacy.

Guiding with Makupa was very good and the wildlife excellent, especially the leopards.

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Miss P from Stoke Newington
Arrived on: 24-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Nobody does it better

This was my fourth visit to Tafika (seventh to the Remote Africa group) and it was excellent as ever.

It was a last minute decision to switch to include Tafika in our trip, and so it was only possible for us to take the family chalet. We'd been a little sceptical about this but it turned out to be a perfect choice. The chalet has 2 separate showers and 2 toilets and a shared basin area, and it has a lovely position overlooking the river so it was nice to sit outside and chat in the afternoons and watch the hippos mating (yes, really!).

It was a shame to miss John and Carol, but Heather and Bryan were doing an excellent job in their absence. I love Tafika, it is still one of my favourite safari camps in Africa. Full of character and with a warm welcome and run by people who appreciate the important aspects of the safari experience. In a world where safari camps seem to be in a battle to "out lux" each other, resulting in an experience that is increasingly divorced from the natural environment, Tafika remains a beacon of authenticity. I wish there were more camps like it.

Game viewing was superb with some stand out leopard sightings, including a mother with 2-3 month old cub and the same mother chasing a younger female up a tree.

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Mr G - California
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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again wonderful

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Mr G - California
Arrived on: 10-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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superb

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Mr J & Ms M - Tasmania
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Tafika review

This was a short visit, on our return from a walking circuit: comments as before.

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Mr & Ms S - London
Arrived on: 8-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Beautiful Tafika

Tafika was a wonderful camp, in a beautiful area, with views across the river, all the staff were very nice and helpful and we felt part of the family.

The guide we had was Issac, he was extremely knowledgeable and we had a great time with him.

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Mr J & Ms M - Tasmania
Arrived on: 8-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tafika review

This was a wonderful experience.

The camp is relaxed and comfortable, but extremely well organised behind the scenes. View to the river was superb. Guides all excellent.

Lived up (exceeded) expectations in every way.

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J+K from Canada
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Rustic and Remote Experience

Tafika was a unique blend of rustic and luxury. With grass hut cabins that were rebuilt every season, you get an authentic remote experience, while having all the comforts and luxuries of a top notch camp. The owners, John and Carol, are very hands-on, and would join us each day for lunch. We very much enjoyed hearing their many interesting stories.

Without another camp nearby, we had the sense that the animals were less accustomed to safari vehicles and as a result were slightly more skiddish than those at other camps. However, this was balanced by us not seeing other vehicles, and we still felt we had excellent sightings.

We were able to make a visit to the nearby village of Mkasanga, and share song and dance with local Zambians. Tafika extensively supports this community, and it was very rewarding to be able to directly see the benefits of our tourism.

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Mimi from Miami
Arrived on: 29-May-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tafika review

The owners and staff who are top notch and our guide was excellent. The food was over-the-top gourmet and I love the breakfasts.

Our Guide, Mukupa (sp?) was very knowledgable and so friendly and personable. We really enjoyed our walking morning and canoe ride with Brian (?) and both Carol and John were delightful. What a fascinating past history they have had!

The trip to the Village they have 'adopted' was a highlight of the stay at Tafika.

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Mr & Mrs L from Ilkley
Arrived on: 5-May-2018 Stayed for: 7 nights
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Terrific Tafika

Tafika remains our favourite camp in Zambia. The team led by John and Carol Coppinger always make our stay very special. This was our fifth stay at Tafika and it just keeps getting better.

We were lucky to be guided again by Alex Phiri and had some wonderful experiences and sightings. Heather Mansfield, Rona Leppens and all the team worked tirelessly to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Rona and the chefs went to great lengths to meet our dietary requests and all the meals were delicious.

The accommodation as usual was first class, very comfortable whilst remaining an authentic African bush camp. The range of activities at Tafika are considerable and each time we visit, we just wish that we had booked a longer stay. You never get bored!

We have been able to experience first hand the benefits of the Tafika Trust, and we would encourage anyone who can, to support the Trust.

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