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Tafika Camp

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Mfuwe, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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RIVERVIEW, FL
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We wanted to experience a safari without a lot of Disney-like distractions so I had chosen Tafika about a year before our trip. We had a snafu though when the rainy season started not slowly but ended up having one day of continuous rain which rained us out for two days so we were relocated. John and Carol (the owners)... More 

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london
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

What a pleasure to stay in this beautiful,comfortable and well run camp. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly, the accommodation spacious and comfortable with great style. The food was excellent and plentiful. There was a choice of walking or driving and most of the time you had a maximum of 4 in a vehicle which meant the drives were... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This was already my second visit to Tafika Camp and again I can't stress how much I enjoyed it. Brian and Heather were managing the camp but they did a superb job. I had some great sightings of wildlife including a flight of queleas which was like a flock of locusts blackening the sky. I saw lots of bushback and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Tafika is a gem - the staff, location, guides, food...it all comes together perfectly. The atmosphere is very relaxed and homely - it was almost like being at my parent's place! The care and dedication of the staff is one of the best I've experienced. Do the walking safari - you will appreciate wildlife at a totally new level. For... More 

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boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stayed 3 nights - at both Chicoko and Crocodile. Both were terrific. Guides were excellent (Amon and Mukupa),as were the rangers who kept us safe. Lots of walking, seeing animal tracks, we saw a lion kill and we were able to safely get close enough to see cubs among the whole pride. Comfortable accommodations, wonderfully prepared meals. We loved... More 

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tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The location, staff, and camp itself was fantastic. Previous posters have described the physical aspects of the camp very well. What I found particularly appealing was the interaction with the staff and the comfortable, family atmosphere. There was always a friendly smile whenever I left my chalet, from the groundskeepers all the way up to the owners. The food was... More 

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New Canaan
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you are trying to get "out in the bush" , but can't do a camping safari, this place is perfect. We were a family group of 9, including children as young as 8. The setting is perfect, the food is great and the people are spectacular. The owners, John and Carol, have a real commitment to the wildlife and... More 

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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We travelled with our adult daughter who required her own room so we stayed in the family lodge on the bank of the Luangwa River. This accommodation is superb, built around a very large tree which creates a Swiss Family Robinson atmosphere and has completely open views across the river. There is much hippo noise during the night which adds... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I had chosen to include Tafika in our itinerary due to how remote and authentic it sounded plus its very professional guiding. It delivered on all this and more with wonderful game drives, walking safari and the accommodation and food were very special. I was particularly well catered for with my dietary requirements often having specially modified dishes so I... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The last family 'hands on' camp in South Luangwa. John, Carol, Jenny and Bryan Jackson provide the most welcoming of stays here, surrounded by a team of friendly staff, excellent guiding and delicious food. A special thanks to Heather who gave me insight to visiting Mwaleshi and Tafika each under the flagship that is RemoteAfrica safaris. The large chalet style... More 

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