Tafika Camp (South Luangwa National Park) Zambia
Tafika Camp nestles in the shade of giant leadwood trees
in the South Luangwa National Park. The camp is home to John
and Carol Coppinger, Tafika's owners and resident managers.
Tafika, with its relaxed family atmosphere, is open to
guests during both the dry season (May to November) and the
spectacular green season (Feb to April).
Situated just outside the Nsefu Sector of the Park,
Tafika is able to offer microlighting as an optional extra
to the excellent drives and walks of the routine day.
Tafika's staff is mostly from Mkasanga Village nearby and
the villagers welcome visits from guests fascinated by their
unmaterialistic way of life in this warm heart of Africa.
Tafika Camp remains open for the excitement of the first
rains in early November. The immense power of the early
thunder storms and the sudden return to life of everything
around is spectacular. Baby impalas begin to drop around the
5th of November, almost doubling the impala population over
night; a time of rebirth. Tafika Camp is seasonally operated
from: 1st May to 30 November (Dry season).
Tafika accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 spacious chalets
constructed with local materials, each with 2 double beds,
en-suite toilet and power shower.
There is one family chalet.
The nights in the Luangwa are pure magic - secure beneath
cool cotton sheets and a mosquito net, you are lulled into
deep sleep by distant lion grunts and hyena whoops fading
into the night.
Activities / Wildlife
Morning game drives leave early after a light buffet
while afternoon/night drives depart camp following afternoon
tea and cake. All the safari vehicles are open, comfortable
and accommodate 4 to 6 passengers, allowing good
Sundowners are usually taken overlooking the Luangwa
River, after which a spotlight is brought into play,
revealing the fascinating world of Africa's nocturnal
Walking Trails and Bush Camps
Remote Africa Safaris now operate 2 bushcamps in the
South Luangwa National Park: Chikoko and Crocodile Camps.
Both camps are situated in the riverine area of the Luangwa
River, on the opposite bank and slightly upstream of Tafika.
The area is exceptionally scenic, contains an abundance of
wildlife and is unique in being designated a Wilderness
This means there are no roads: all game viewing is done
on foot. It is highly unlikely that other Tourists will be
sighted! The scene remains virtually unchanged since 17th
December 1866 when David Livingstone crossed the Luangwa at
'Perekani', just a few hundred meters from Chikoko.
Guests may choose either 3 or 4 day walking trails with 1
to 2 nights at each camp. Trails are limited to a maximum of
6 guests at a time, thereby ensuring a personalized and
quality wilderness experience.
Accommodation Rates:- From
$650 per person sharing per night. Please contact us for a
quote and suggested itinerary.