Tafika

Reviews of Tafika

Excellent(98%) From 225 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 225 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 A. from Bristol
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Tafika review

This was the first safari lodge we had visited and was not disappointed.
Our lodge looked basic from the outside but when one entered it was quite luxurious.
All the staff were friendly, professional, and always available to help.The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and made our walking safari and game drives fun and educational.

It would be remiss of me not to mention that we probably owe our lives to Steven and Justin, our guides, and Ronaldo our Scout. When we were charged by a very angry bull elephant it was only their quick thinking and training that kept us from harm. We had never run so fast in our lives.

The catering is absolutely incredible with every meal being a delight. How this is achieved in the bush I don't know. You do not lose weight at Tafika.

We enjoyed our time at Tafika and would wholeheartedly recommend it to anybody visiting South Luangwa.

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Mr & Mrs B from Dersingham
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Too short a time at Tafika

We had wanted to stay longer but when we were booking there were no more free places. It was disappointing to find when we arrived that those reservations had not been taken up, so in fact we could have stayed longer.

This was our third visit to Tafika and when we arrived we were greeted like old friends even though it was four years since we last visited. There were many familiar faces. One new face - Tatti - is a real asset to the camp, being friendly, engaging and pro-active.

The rooms, d├ęcor and routine were all comfortingly familiar - when something works so well you don't need to change it.

Guiding, as usual, from Bryan and Lloyd was of the highest standard.

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Mr F - New York
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Too rushed

Everything was a big rush

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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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