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Tafika Camp

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Diablo CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about Tafika as well as the three other Remote Africa safari camps was wonderful. Tafika is set on the Luangwa River in the South Luangwa Park and it was a pleasure to watch and listen to the many hippos from camp. The rooms are comfortable and the grounds are stunning. John and Carol as well as the rest of... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

A perfect way to enjoy Africa -but only for those who like the genuine experience. We felt so close to nature in the camp - the constant sights and sounds of hippos, the sunrises over the river, prolific bird life and hammocks to read a book if you can keep your eyes off wildlife activities. Dinner under the stars, chalets... More 

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RIVERVIEW, FL
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 cycling safaris and cultural visits to a nearby village are on offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tafika Camp

Address: Mfuwe, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Location: Zambia > South Luangwa National Park
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Tafika Camp Hotel South Luangwa National Park
Tafika Camp Zambia/South Luangwa National Park
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