Tafika

Reviews of Tafika

Excellent(98%) From 222 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 222 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 S. from Kidderminster
Arrived on: 24-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Tafika review

Tafika is the bush camp by which the others should be judged. Outstanding in every respect it ticks all the boxes and would be difficult to fault.

Enough said!

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Ms V - Oslo
Arrived on: 13-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Tafika has everything.

We visited Tafika 3 years ago as well, and needless to say, we returned this year because we liked it so much that we wanted to go there again.

Tafika has everything, lots of wildlife, very good guiding, beautiful surroundings and unspoilt nature. Life along the river is fascinating with the birds, the hippoes, the antelopes, the elephants, the lions and leopards, just to mention e few.

The camp itself is fantastic with the chalets built around beautiful, big trees. The food is excellent and so is the service. One feels so well looked after; every effort is made to make you have an interesting and pleasant stay. We loved its atmosphere and style. We enjoyed every minute of it.

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Keith and Rachael from Stirling
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Unforgettable stay at Tafika

We really enjoyed our time at Tafika and felt it complemented our time at Flatdogs well, i.e. a good combination of having some time in the busier, more game rich side of the park (around Mfuwe) with some time in the more remote northern side of S. Luangwa.

The guiding at Tafika for the drives and walking safaris was really exceptional showing real expert knowledge and understanding of the area and wildlife.

The food was excellent and as a vegetarian and vegan we were very well catered for.

The whole experience was very relaxed and understated but still quietly impressive, e.g. being met with a canoe for the transfer and then having the surprise dinner by the river on the last night.

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The C Family - Ireland
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Last 2 night at Tafika

We were very sad leaving Nsefu but Tafika was yet another new experience. We loved the rooms, the bar and Bryan our guide was suberb. Again nothing was too much trouble and the quality of the game viewing was incomparable.

The walking safari & crossing the Luangwa by canoe was a highlight but nothing compared to watching the 15 lions that were eating their buffalo kill actually right beside the camp on our last morning.

We would love to go back and try their walking only bush camps. Highly recommended!

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Ms E - Wisconsin
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Tafika review

This camp is very well run. John and Carol and their staff were very welcoming and couldn't do enough for you.

The food and accommodations are fantastic.

Brian (our guide) was extremely helpful with camera settings for photographing at night and for capturing birds in flight. We have him to thank for some amazing photographs.

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Mr C & Mr K from Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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As before

Had the family room, which was amazing!

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Mr C & Mr K from Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Even better than last time!

The great stay started as soon as we arrived at Mfuwe where we were told that we would be flying to Tafika, rather than going by road!

Food, accommodation and guiding all excellent and mountain biking with John is always great fun.

On the last day, we asked to do a morning walk but they were short of rangers, so they took us to Chikoko so that we could walk to Crocodile with another couple - nothing is too much trouble to ensure you have a wonderful stay.

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Mr and Mrs E - West Sussex
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Luxurious Magical Tafika

What a camp to finish with. Megan was right - we certainly finished our holiday in style. She said leave Tafika until last, and we are so glad we did.

What we especially loved about Tafika is that Carol and John Coppinger were on site and were around all the time. They were excellent hosts, knew everyone's names after meeting them only once, and always acknowledged us by our first names when we saw them, Nice touch.

The guiding was great, and again we lucked out as we had Bryan for the whole 3 days. What he doesn't know about the bush and its inhabitants probably isn't worth knowing! Tafika is truly a magical place, so special. Everything was excellent.

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Mr and Mrs B - Leatherhead
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Brilliant start to our safari in Zambia

Very warm welcome. Family owned and run - the family involvement and feel a great feature. High staff ratio.

Great drives and walks with masses of wildlife and grerat guides. Good to visit local village - which they strongly support - by bike with John Coppinger. All the hosting - accommodation, food, introductions, logistics etc. - first class. Brian and Heather a strength as well as the Coppinger family. Amon, Stephen and Moffat first class guides.

My bag never made it through from London via Jo'burg to Lusaka. My wife's arrived fine! Mike of Tours Africa managed to get hold of mine and Tafika kindly picked it up a couple of days later at Mfuwe and handed it to me.

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G and L from Washington DC
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A wonderful experience

I really can not say enough great things about Tafika. I had read so much about this camp and my expectations were high. My expectations were met and even exceeded.

The Coppingers really understand how to run a camp. Terrific experiences with the entire staff - Bryan, Issac, Alex, Lloyd, Rona and others that I have surely forgotten. While the cats were scarce the 3 nights that Lynette and I were there, the guides worked hard to make up for the absence of the cats. The highlight was a pack of wild dogs and pups.

We had a superb experience at Tafika and hope to return some day. I can highly, highly recommend Tafika to anyone considering a Zambian safari. A must do experience.

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