Reviews of Tafika
Wildlife sightings and reviews
279 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
This camp is perfect for us... low key, relaxed, professional. Accommodations are comfortable: thatched roof and walls, private baths with private open air showers. Not fancy, but comfortable and very nice. Exactly what we wanted our children and grandchildren to see and experience. As close to open-air camping as possible yet completely safe.
The guides at Tafika are outstanding professionals. A walking tour with Isaac is highly recommended: hippos, a pride of lions, birds, et. al. Cooper and Lloyd are highly knowledgeable, and able to keep everyone aged 11 to 74 engaged and excited.
The common space is large, open and comfortable. We ate most dinners under the stars in perfect weather. The game drives were uniformly excellent.
As far as we are concerned, Tafika is a must." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
Food excellent - we really appreciated the home grown vegetables at every meal.
The Coppinger family were always around, making you feel very welcome and it gave it more of a feel of staying in their home and not an impersonal hotel. The staff were always welcoming, drive guides extremely knowledgeable and always ready to pass on information and to personalise it with their own experiences.
Lots of animals and birds, although the leopard eluded us (although others while we were there did see leopard). Not seeing one wasn't for lack of trying by our guide on our last drive!" See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia; 3n in Malawi; 1n in South Africa
"Lovely Atmosphere at Tafika"
We were fortunate to be flown in from Mfuwe by Rory - which was much appreciated and a great experience! The camp was excellent and we enjoyed the rustic feel of our accommodation - complete with visiting hippos! We saw almost no traffic when on game drives which definitely enhances the experience.
The visit to the Yellow Bill Colony is a must do - and we also took part in a walking safari guided by Stephen which was both enjoyable and exciting (Elephants). I can see why Remote Safaris has such a good reputation for walking safaris and we would probably focus on walking safaris if we returned.
We did see Lion and Leopard but we felt that the game intensity on the game drives could have been higher - I imagine that this increases on this side of the river as the dry season progresses." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
"A lovely time"
We were given the Honeymoon Tent for our 6 night stay and so had twin showers and wash basins, which we appreciated, plus being furthest away from the main centre of the camp, we did not have other guests walking by, which seemed a slight issue for some of the other tents. We did feel the furnishings were a little below the standard of other camps we have stayed at., e.g small bath towels rather than more ample sized bath sheets, which seemed a little mean. We were surprised that no one was ever present to greet us with hot or cold towels after walks and drives - something every other camp seems to do as standard. We were given a lovely surprise bottle of bubbly for our last night's Sundowner! Jen and Nick made us feel particularly welcome and were very accommodating of my need for assistance getting in and out of vehicles and canoes.
The food was really excellent and an alternative to fish was provided for me without any reminder thanks to Expert Africa for passing on my preferences." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
"We have noted the constructive comments and are addressing a number of small things (towels intended for use upon return from activities are now in camp), which we hope will translate into an even better in-camp experience. We appreciate the thought and will continue to work hard to offer the very best that we are able to!"
"Warm and friendly welcome back to Tafika"
"Still a great experience on our second visit"
"Nice stay, good guides and good company"
Excellent location, very friendly and informative staff and management.
Overall a good stay" See all these reviews: 7n in Zimbabwe; 6n in Zambia
We had some 'interesting' moments but very well handled by excellent guide Stephen Banda." See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia; 6n in Rwanda
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