Tafika was one of the camps we just had to go back to after our first visit to Africa last year. We thought last year was so good, cant believe how much better this year was!!!
After a very hot and heart stopping, exciting walk from Crocodile camp where we saw so much, we crossed the river and were taken in a jeep to Tafika by Jenny, John and Carol's daughter who had joined the team after uni. A real family business!
We went on morning and evening drives (4 people to a jeep) and walks. No need to worry about not seeing as many animals as we did at Crocodile though as the team are all expert spotters. They spot the smallest signs that lead them to the game that its unbelievable! Saw lots of game, too many to mention. Actually if you watch BBC tv Africa 2013 Countdown to the rains program you get a taste of our Tafika trip as it was being filmed while we were there. Watching on tv doesn't give the same thrill as actually being there but was a lovely reminder for us.
We even had what we thought was a UFO sighting one night while sitting watching a leopard stalk and kill a Puku. A small white circle in the dark night sky came towards us getting bigger and bigger all the time, till it dissolved and disappeared! It turned out to be a rocket in the USA venting fuel or something not so interesting. Still so much happened on this trip a UFO would have been just another excitement.
The guiding, welcome, rooms, beds, showers and food and drink were all just as good if not better than last year. Couldn't resist another micro light flight over the area again something not to miss! Then sadly we left to go onto see the mighty Zambezi this time though we went in Johns small plane from the local airstrip saving us a lot of travelling. Heather contacted our next camp to let them know when we would arrive, ensuring they saved lunch for us.
Thank you again to everyone at Tafika for yet another unbelievable African adventure. We love the fact that this is a family run camp that cares deeply about the local area and community. Everyone works so hard to make it unforgettable, its easy to see why so many people go back to Tafika time after time. We can't wait to see you all again in the future we didn't have time to visit the hide this year!. Don't think you can beat the amount of game we saw this year though.
- Also Known As:
- Tafika Camp Hotel
- Tafika Camp Hotel South Luangwa National Park
- Tafika Camp Zambia/South Luangwa National Park
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Home to John and Carol Coppinger, the founders of Remote Africa Safaris, Tafika is a small, first-class camp standing on the banks of the Luangwa, on the remote north side of the beautiful Nsefu Sector of South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Tafika’s guides are amongst the most experienced in the Luangwa valley. 4x4 safaris (day and night drives), walking safaris, unique microlight flights and cultural visits to a nearby village are on offer. ... more less