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
"Another top place to visit"
The game viewing was fantastic, with a pride of 17 lion being seen by us one evening. Our guides Rory and Brian were excellent, and we enjoyed meeting with John and Carol Coppinger, and Heather the camp manager.
Our visit to the local village was a highlight of the entire trip and our donation of some clothes, shoes, childrens books and toys was well received. Hopefully we will be able to send more things out to the Coppingers for them to distribute over the coming months." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
Unfortunately the animals were not very cooperative - everybody else saw lots of game we were just unlucky although we did see a leopard, spotted by Casey.
Unfortunately no walking as there was no scout available" See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia; 7n in Mozambique; 1n in Tanzania
These guys have some of the best and most experienced giudes in the area so you are assured of a good safari when you are here. Also excellent rooms, service and food. Covers all activities you would expect of a safari camp + microlight flights if you wish, but 15 minutes is a little short for time when you are in the air.
The highlight of our stay here was seeing 6/8 wild dogs who were passign though the are during one of our game drives." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia; 4n in Rwanda; 1n in Kenya
"Tafika - the leopard camp"
Stopping by the river to watch the herd of zebra as well as the fishing party of marabou storks on one day and then a family of elephants on the last day were 2 other highlights. And I won't forget the elephants munching on the tree attached to our chalet and the lion roaring right on the other side of the chalet wall either.
Everyone (staff and other guests) was great company at dinner and on the walks. The staff are a little less relaxed and generous with the dinner here than at the bush camps. The guiding was excellent and we also enjoyed a car to ourselves on 2 of the night drives.
I was a bit disappointed not to get the room I requested at the edge of camp." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
Everyone personable and knowledgeable and guides were dynamite
Chalet was super
Food was great
Very good animal/bird concentratioon
Micro-light trip with John was awesome
Carol doing great stuff with community.
" See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
However, why did we have to drive back to Mafue when Tafika has an air strip?
We lost 1.5 hours + 20 minutes from our holiday and had to pay airport tax. The driver spent 3 hours driving us to Mafue and then driving himself back (1.5 hours each way) and The pilot had to fly an extra 40 minutes since he had flown over Tafika to get to Mafue and then flew us back over it on our way out.
Niether we,Tafika and the pilot to understand why.
" See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
We were particularly impressed with the expertise and kindness of Heather and of (guide) Brian - plus with the fact that the entire family would join the guests for lunch every day. The microlight trips were a novel and enjoyable extra - and the flexibility of the camp made it seem a very personalised experience.
Very highly recommended." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
"Great stay at Tafika"
As in all the previous locations we were greeted very warmly.
Very much warmer here.
We had drives with Brian and Alex, both of whom were excellent. Giant Eagle Owl and Barred Owl on the first night, then leopard, bushbaby and honey badger.
Food excellent." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
My one criticism of Tafika is that the rooms had bed-sized mosquito nets rather than larger walk-in mosquito nets that could include a table and a little walking room. I found the walk-in nets more user friendly." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
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