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Reviews of Tafika

Wildlife sightings and reviews

271 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Tafika and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in May-2018, 32 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Tafika.
Lion

87% success

Leopard

94% success

Wild dog

43% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Spotted Hyena

97% success

Buffalo

94% success

Wildebeest

48% success

Eland

11% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Roan antelope

0% success

Sable antelope

0% success

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Arrival date
Ms G
Zurich

"Tafika review"

2 nights Arrived 4 Jul 2014
"same as before [Ed: see below!]" See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Mr & Mrs H
Harpenden

"4 Great Days at Tafika"

4 nights Arrived 1 Jul 2014
"Tafika was a great place with an incredibly friendly atmosphere. It felt more like staying with friends than a being at a safari camp.

Saw lots of game and birds but all the leopards and a Pels Fishing Owl chick were highlights. The quality of the guiding was excellent. We also enjoyed a great walk there and going out with John on mountain bikes was a unique experience once we had got the hang of cycling on sand. I’m not great with heights so passed on the microlite although others in camp raved about it.

They were very full days at Tafika and offered great value for money and if anything they could easily trim a bit of time off their morning and evening drives as some of the guests seemed to be struggling to keep up. We also had a peek behind the scenes to see the vegetable garden etc which was fascinating.
" See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms G
Zurich

"Tafika review"

2 nights Arrived 30 Jun 2014
"Everything was excellent. The home backed bread and the fresh fruits from the garden were very good. Tip: They could be used for a tasty smoothie as well.
The commitment of the guides was impressive.
Lots of different activities.
Microlight is great fun even for people who suffer from motion sickness." See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Dr L & Mr S
London

"Tafika review"

2 nights Arrived 28 Jun 2014
"Only there for a day, but warmly welcomed, facilities fine,and good drives." See all these reviews: 6n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
S & S
Bermuda

"Tafika review"

1 night Arrived 16 Jun 2014
"See earlier comments" See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs M
Sudbury

"Tafika review"

2 nights Arrived 13 Jun 2014
"After our days on walking safari's ...this felt like coming home and luxury!
We can't say enough about Carol, Jen, John and Brian. Loved the dog too!

Extremely professional, accommodating... and Brian made sure to take us out on an amazing safari! Thank you." See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
S & S
Bermuda

"Tafika review"

2 nights Arrived 11 Jun 2014
"Tafika is a wonderful camp right on the Luangwa River. We have been to many in southern Africa, and this and its sister camps stand out. They are owner operated, and the care that Carol, John and Bryan give is immediately apparent. They have a superb team so even if they were not in camp, you would still be warmly welcomed and treated exceptionally.

Each chalet at Tafika is beautifully built from natural materials, catering to every comfort without being over the top. The camp offers a variety of activities and each guest has the freedom to choose what they would like to do -- from game drives to cycling to walking to visiting the village. You are not required to "follow the group" which is a great plus. The evening drives are hugely interesting, and we were introduced to a number of nocturnal animals we'd never seen.

A tremendous morning activity which shouldn't be missed is microlighting with John. As someone who suffers from vertigo, I was slightly wary, but needn't have been. It is absolutely thrilling and gives a whole new perspective on the area." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr D & Ms Z
NJ

"Tafika review"

2 nights Arrived 8 Jun 2014
"See previous comments. [Ed: See below]" See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs M
Sudbury

"Tafika review"

2 nights Arrived 7 Jun 2014
"Excellent accommodations, superior service, warm and informative staff.

Really stood out as first class for those really interested in experiencing the true Africa" See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Miss P
London

"3rd visit, still awesome"

3 nights Arrived 7 Jun 2014
"They moved my walking days to coincide with another group, so I had 2 nights at Tafika before the walking camps and one after, which was fine.

This was my third visit to Tafika, and as ever the hospitality, guiding, food, rooms, and everything really was excellent. I love the family atmosphere, pets and all, of this place. It was lovely to see Jenny taking her place in the family business, and maybe look forward to being guided by her next visit now she has passed her exams........

The only minor gripe, and not sure if this should go under the Tafika review or the walking camps review, is that at the walking camps the noise from the microlight is quite audible which slightly spoils the wilderness feel. There isn't much that can be done about the noise level, but on my last morning walking back from Crocodile it was particularly noticeable as I think they were taking 7 people up. I think they need to think about limiting the number of flights in one morning, to minimise the disturbance at the walking camps." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
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