Reviews of Tafika
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Return to Tafika
Returning to Tafika after the bush camps and the welcome received made us feel at home.
Had requested a visit to the school to give some equipment and were treated to singing, dancing and poems. Although the school was on holiday teachers and pupils came in for us.Pleased we could help in some way. Continued visit it to village to learn more of their customs. A very worthwhile and humbling experience.
More birthday celebrations, cake and singing.
Excellent game drives and walking safari.
Fantastic safari at Tafika
Beautiful location, made very welcome on our arrival and got to meet 'family ' and staff. Excellent accommodation spacious and clean. You get used to the friendly frogs. Was concerned about insect bites but mosquito nets are very effective.
Being our first safari we were amazed at the number and variety of animals and birds that we saw. The observation skills and knowledge of all the guides is excellent.
Food is excellent, with very innovative vegetarian dishes. Toured the vegetable garden, interesting how they cope with watering, heat and monkeys.
Enjoyed the mountain bike ride with John, you need to be a reasonable cyclist.
Great camp well run by John & Carol and because of its 'wildness' we found much more enjoyable than the busy Mfuwe area.
Micro lighting was a repeat bonus for Valerie & I although we must comment on sparseness of the wildlife compared with ten years ago. Excellent hosts and a credit to the Park
Great food for such a remote location - the fresh produce from the garden was a real plus.
Highlight was three leopards in the same tree!
The mountain bike ride was fun and the walking safari was excellent.
We had a variety of different guides all with an excellent knowledge of birds as well as animals and other wildlife
John and Carole very welcoming and knowledgeable. Particularly good buffet lunches.
Unpretentious and relaxing. Very interesting cycle ride. Excellent guides.
great guiding at Tafika
We had a fantastic week at Tafika.
The guiding was exceptional - we enjoyed the time we spent with all of the guides but we particularly enjoyed our drives with Mukupa C as he is not only very knowledgeable but he also has a great sense of humour. We had dinner with the guides several times and enjoyed hearing their views and sharing their experiences. Great sightings including lots of leopards and ellies and some unusual birds. We did a walking safari and when we stopped for tea we saw about 50 ellies cross the river which was a highlight for me.
The rooms were lovely - great facilities and very comfy beds! The location is amazing - set on the river with great views of the hippos. Animals sometimes wander through the camp and we were fortunate to have 3 ellies outside our chalet one afternoon eating the tree! The staff were very friendly and welcoming and went to a lot of trouble to make our stay memorable.
We hope to return to Tafika :)
Everything was done to make our stay great
Tafika was impressive. Everything was so well organized. The safari very good, very friendly staff and guides, excellent food, beautiful rooms. We were very impressed. John and Carol were always there and made sure that everything worked smoothly.
I loved the design and style of the camp, the building materials, and how everything was in harmony with the surroundings.
Tafika has to be one of our favourite lodges. The setting is beautiful, the owners John and Carol run things very efficiently along with their dedicated team of staff. The staff team are extremely welcoming and you are always made to feel 'at home'. The activities are fantastic with a very full range of choices including walking, driving, biking, and micro-lighting. There are now options for very interesting day trips as Tafika has it's own aircraft and pilot. Everyone is very knowledgeable and happy to share this with you, the guiding is first class. The food is always excellent.
We love the authenticity of this camp.and their commitment to the local community through the excellent work of the Tafika Fund.
If visiting South Luangwa we think Tafika is a must!
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4 Great Days at Tafika
Tafika was a great place with an incredibly friendly atmosphere. It felt more like staying with friends than a being at a safari camp.
Saw lots of game and birds but all the leopards and a Pels Fishing Owl chick were highlights. The quality of the guiding was excellent. We also enjoyed a great walk there and going out with John on mountain bikes was a unique experience once we had got the hang of cycling on sand. I’m not great with heights so passed on the microlite although others in camp raved about it.
They were very full days at Tafika and offered great value for money and if anything they could easily trim a bit of time off their morning and evening drives as some of the guests seemed to be struggling to keep up. We also had a peek behind the scenes to see the vegetable garden etc which was fascinating.