Tafika

Reviews of Tafika

Excellent(98%) From 269 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 269 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 B from USA
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tafika review

We loved Tafika. The staff were friendly and the accommodation were exceptional. We stayed in the family chalet, right on the river. It is spectacular, and very private. There are two separate showers, and two separate toilets, so our two teen sons were able to share with us, without feeling uncomfortable. Note that you do share twin sinks with one Fawcett.

We felt like we were among family, and were very sad to leave.

The guides were great, and the trip to the village was very enjoyable, with no pressure.

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Ms Y from Oregon
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Outstanding Experience

What a wonderful camp. The staff, Heather and Roni, our guide Bryan and spotters, John and Carol all made this a special place to spend time. All are professional but very friendly and work diligently to ensure that your stay is what you want it to be.

The rooms are private and inviting. The outdoor shower is lovely. The food is prepared with care and is very tasty.

The game viewing is superb and our guide Bryan did an outstanding job. We loved the game drives and looked forward to each as a new adventure.

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C Plowdog from Sydney
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tafika review

We enjoyed Tafika. It's in a good location in South Luangwa on the river. Our guide Cooper was excellent. We were fortunate to see some excellent animals (Genet, serval, civet) at night.

Food was excellent; the room was spacious and there were other interesting guests.

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A & B from Larbert
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fantastic Introduction to Safari

This was our first ever safari and Tafika exceeded all our expectations. Staff were very friendly and welcoming and introduced us to Safari life by explaining in detail what to expect.

The guiding and game viewing were both spectacular, very knowledgeable guides and plenty wildlife. Although just outside the park in the GMA it is just a very short drive and invariably there were sightings on the drive to and from the park.

Food was really good and the vegetarian in our party was delighted with all the meals, perhaps it helps that Carol is vegetarian.

The accommodation although it may look rustic was very comfortable and private. We particularly liked the outdoor shower.

Would certainly like to go back.

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Miss P from NL
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 & Mrs P from 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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Mr G from California
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Tafika review

again wonderful

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Mr G from California
Arrived on: 10-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Tafika review

superb

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Mr J & Ms M from 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 from 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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