Reviews of Tafika
Wildlife sightings and reviews
301 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
The food was great and all the staff were very accommodating with Barb's food intolerances (especially where we had not previously specified these.) We couldn't have wished for better time, shame we didn't have longer.
The only slightly down point was that we didn't get to do the microlight trip as John Coppinger wasn't there." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Tafika, Chikoko and Crocodile camps are run by the same company and have breakfast (at 5.30 am) before going out on the morning drive or walk. Frankly my stomach doesn't wake up until much later than I do and after experiencing the after drive breakfasts at Mwamba and Kaingo camps I have to say I prefer the latter, with a light lunch early afternoon." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia; 8n in Zanzibar
"superb safari and a first-rate camp"
Outstanding leopard sightings on night drive (and in daytime), crocodile meat-fest on dead buffalo, lion at night, porcupine, genet, civet, serval, elephant, huge buffalo herd, lots of antelope, kudu, etc. Loved the structure of the day - early wake up, breakfast round the camp fire on the riverbank, tea break in game drive, fabulous lunch, wonderful afternoon tea, sundowners, and very nice dinners.
The hosts were charming, the guides were great, everything was good.
Small quibble - the quality of the wine was poor, and worse than at the other camps." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
We made a slight error in that as we were staying for 4 nights and only using the 4WD activities and as their 4WD journeys tend to go in the same direction from the camp there became a feeling of "repetitveness" . In view of this comment we feel that 3 nights is probably a better period for the current location if you are just using 4WD trips.
(There are other activities eg walking trips in addition to 4WD)
We will return." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia; 4n in Botswana
"Excellent - very friendly camp"
At Tafika, best food we've had in the Valley - and that is saying something!" See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
"The best camp"
All aspects of the visit were excellent and if I was to choose 1 place only to go back to then this would be it. Great fun and homely. They even do haircuts now as long as it's not too fancy." See all these reviews: 15n in Zambia
"Back to Tafika"
Only one slight disappointment was that on the last night drive a problem developed with the vehicle so the spot light and head lights failed. As we had seen so much on other occasions this did not matter much to us but might have been disappointing had we not had such an amazing experience up to that point.
They also arranged a visit to the local school which Tafika Lodge supports. The teachers and children were really welcoming. It was an eye opener to see the facilities and living standards of the local people.
I recommend anyone who has the chance should meet the people as well as the animals." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
"Wonderful wildlife at Tafika"
Dinner for two by candlelight on the edge of the Luangwa was a real highlight. The guides were knowledgable and imparted their enthusiasm and respect for the wildlife to us.
The food was excellent - much appreciated as a vegetarian to feel that the vege dishes were not an after thought." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
"Tafika - Microlighting over the Luangwa"
Very much enjoyed drives and walks. The hide in camp is a good idea, although it wasn't very active during our visits. Great guiding from Brian, Stephen and Alex. Would love to go back.
Only downside was that two of the guides went down with malaria while we were there which must have caused organisational problems for some activies." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
"Tafika - First impressions of Zambia"
Since it was the first stop we could have done with some guidance on tipping and contribution to the staff box." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
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