Reviews of Tafika
Wildlife sightings and reviews
273 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
"Return to Tafika"
It was the first time in Africa for my wife and she immediately felt relaxed with the very high professionalism of the whole team." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Our lodge looked basic from the outside but when one entered it was quite luxurious.
All the staff were friendly, professional, and always available to help.The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and made our walking safari and game drives fun and educational.
It would be remiss of me not to mention that we probably owe our lives to Steven and Justin, our guides, and Ronaldo our Scout. When we were charged by a very angry bull elephant it was only their quick thinking and training that kept us from harm. We had never run so fast in our lives.
The catering is absolutely incredible with every meal being a delight. How this is achieved in the bush I don't know. You do not lose weight at Tafika.
We enjoyed our time at Tafika and would wholeheartedly recommend it to anybody visiting South Luangwa." See all these reviews: 16n in Zambia
"Too short a time at Tafika"
This was our third visit to Tafika and when we arrived we were greeted like old friends even though it was four years since we last visited. There were many familiar faces. One new face - Tatti - is a real asset to the camp, being friendly, engaging and pro-active.
The rooms, décor and routine were all comfortingly familiar - when something works so well you don't need to change it.
Guiding, as usual, from Bryan and Lloyd was of the highest standard." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
Enough said!" See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Tafika has everything."
Tafika has everything, lots of wildlife, very good guiding, beautiful surroundings and unspoilt nature. Life along the river is fascinating with the birds, the hippoes, the antelopes, the elephants, the lions and leopards, just to mention e few.
The camp itself is fantastic with the chalets built around beautiful, big trees. The food is excellent and so is the service. One feels so well looked after; every effort is made to make you have an interesting and pleasant stay. We loved its atmosphere and style. We enjoyed every minute of it." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia; 1n in South Africa
"Unforgettable stay at Tafika"
The guiding at Tafika for the drives and walking safaris was really exceptional showing real expert knowledge and understanding of the area and wildlife.
The food was excellent and as a vegetarian and vegan we were very well catered for.
The whole experience was very relaxed and understated but still quietly impressive, e.g. being met with a canoe for the transfer and then having the surprise dinner by the river on the last night." See all these reviews: 4n in Zambia
"Last 2 night at Tafika"
The walking safari & crossing the Luangwa by canoe was a highlight but nothing compared to watching the 15 lions that were eating their buffalo kill actually right beside the camp on our last morning.
We would love to go back and try their walking only bush camps. Highly recommended!" See all these reviews: 6n in Zambia
The food and accommodations are fantastic.
Brian (our guide) was extremely helpful with camera settings for photographing at night and for capturing birds in flight. We have him to thank for some amazing photographs." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia; 2n in South Africa
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