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Tafika Camp

Nsefu sector, South Luangwa, National Park

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Enjoying sundowners on the east bank of the Luangwa River at Tafika Camp in Zambia

Tafika Camp Overview

Operating season: 1 May – 15 Nov
6 chalets
Minimum age 8 years

Tafika Camp’s location on the east bank of the Luangwa River, north of the Nsefu Sector of the South Park, makes it ideal for those who enjoy the serenity of the bush. Here, exceptional game viewing is combined with exciting activities including daily day and night drives, mountain bike safaris, walking safaris, visits to the local Mkasanga Village and microlighting in May (only offered in May). Tafika also has two hides which offer the opportunity of game viewing in-between activities. Hides overlook the camp waterhole which is frequented by herds of elephant, bushbuck, puku, impala, mongoose and several bird species.

The Nsefu sector boasts some of the finest leopard viewing in Africa. This, combined with the abundance of diverse game populations; some of the most experienced guides in the valley, and the unusual and exhilarating safari activities available, make for an unforgettable African adventure. The Luangwa Valley is known as The Valley of the Leopard for good reason, and you have an extremely high chance of seeing several of these spotted beauties during your stay.

Tafika Camp is seasonally operated and is open during the dry season from the 1st of May to the 15th of November. Due to it's remote location, exclusive sightings are the norm as there is very low congestion in the area.

Tafika Camp accommodates up to 14 guests in six spacious chalets with en suite facilities, built from natural materials around the trunks of stunning sausage and leadwood trees. Four chalets have twin double beds in each room; the honeymoon suite has an enormous king size bed; and a final chalet with two rooms, a king size bed and two doubles serves as the family suite. The family chalet has an add-on hide which overlooks the camp's waterhole.

Highlights

  • Access to 3 diverse habitats: Luangwa riverside, Mutanda plains and the salt pans
  • Unique activities: cycling safaris & microlighting (May only)
  • The salt pan is a serval hotspot (all season) & crowned crane hotspot (from August)
  • Game drives in the game rich Nsefu sector (park on both sides of the river)
  • Owner run
  • Great in-camp game viewing due to hides and camp waterhole
  • Long standing and experienced staff and guides
  • 4 people per vehicle (unless for groups)
  • Radio silence on activities
  • Exclusive access to yellow-billed stork colony in May
  • Hotspot for leopard, lion, wild dog, elephant, giraffe, puku, hippo, crocodiles

Quick Facts

  • Solar communal charging area (220V)
  • USB charging port in the chalets
  • Solar fans
  • Limited Wi-fi (6h00 – 16h00)
  • Communal dining (Private dining on request)
  • Pre-book private game viewing vehicles for maximum flexibility (additional charge)
  • Camp game viewing hides / blinds

Sunrise

Breakfast

Morning activity

Midday lunch

Early afternoon

Afternoon tea

Afternoon and evening activity

Sundowners

Dinner

Bedtime

What to expect at Tafika Camp


Sunrise

Early morning hippo bellows and bird song and a friendly morning knock on the door welcome the new day.

Breakfast

Relaxed breakfast on the banks of the Luangwa river around the camp fire.

Morning activity

Game drive or walking safari with a stop for morning tea.

Midday lunch

Delicious buffet lunch with freshly grown greens from the Tafika garden.

Early afternoon

Relax in camp, visit one of the camp hides at leisure, review your flora and fauna lists, read and write in our small camp library or take a look at the vegetable garden

Afternoon tea

Tea and coffee and tasty freshly baked cakes.

Afternoon and evening activity

4 hour afternoon and evening game drive with a stop for sundowner drinks and snacks. Continue with spotlight viewing after dark to see nocturnal animals in action.

Mountain bike safaris from 16h00 - 17h30 and then join the evening game drive.

Cultural visit to Mkasanga village from 15h30 - 17h00 and then join the evening game drive.

Sundowners

Enjoy sundowner drinks and delicious snacks during your evening activity out in the bush.

Dinner

Three course meal beneath the stars.

Bedtime

Cotton sheets and expansive mosquito nets keep you comfortable while the calls of the bush lull you to sleep.

Tafika Camp Experiences

Guest of Remote Africa Safaris on the back of a safari vehicle look on as two lions lazy around during a game drive in South Luangwa, Zambia

Game Drives

Great for photography



A flock of Carmine bee-eaters flying around Tafika Camp's elephant hide on the east bank of the Luangwa River

Hides

Get up close and personal



Remote Africa Safaris chef making bread over a wood fire at Crocodile Camp in Zambia

Bush Cuisine

Local skills produce delicious treats



A group of kids photographed during one of Remote Africa Safaris cultural visits to the Mkasanga village in Zambia

Cultural Visits

Understanding life in a Zambia



Two Carmine bee-eaters take flight as a third remains sitting on the bank of the Luangwa River at the Tafika Camp's Carmine bee-eater hide

Specialist Birding

Over 400 species of birds



Guests of Remote Africa Safaris stumble upon two elephants during a cycling safari in the Luangwa Valley

Cycling Safaris

Unique activity in the Luangwa



Remote Africa Safaris guides, Brian Jackson and Jennifer Coppinger, ajusting their cameras while a group of elephants stroll past in the background

Photography

Put your skills to the test



Remote Africa Safaris guide, Brian Jackson, informs a guest of the diverse plant life in the Luangwa Valley during a walking safari on the Chikoko Trails in Zambia

Private Vehicle & Guide

Exclusive safari experiences



A group of Remote Africa Safaris guests look on as White Backed Vultures and African Wild Dogs gather near the Chikoko Trails in Zambia

Walking Safaris

Africa at natures pace



Remote Africa Safaris Microlight flying over pods of hippopotamus in the Luangwa river

Microlight May

A birds eye view with a touch of adrenaline



Remote Africa’s in-house Cessna 210 landing at Mwanya (Lukuzi) airstrip close to Tafika Camp and the Chikoko Trails camps in the South Park

RASair

Perfect for direct and scenic transfers



leopard

Night Drives

See Luangwa's nocturnal treasures



Guest of Remote Africa Safaris on the back of a safari vehicle look on as two lions lazy around during a game drive in South Luangwa, Zambia

Game Drives

Great for photography



A flock of Carmine bee-eaters flying around Tafika Camp's elephant hide on the east bank of the Luangwa River

Hides

Get up close and personal



Remote Africa Safaris chef making bread over a wood fire at Crocodile Camp in Zambia

Bush Cuisine

Local skills produce delicious treats



A group of kids photographed during one of Remote Africa Safaris cultural visits to the Mkasanga village in Zambia

Cultural Visits

Understanding life in a Zambia



Two Carmine bee-eaters take flight as a third remains sitting on the bank of the Luangwa River at the Tafika Camp's Carmine bee-eater hide

Specialist Birding

Over 400 species of birds



Guests of Remote Africa Safaris stumble upon two elephants during a cycling safari in the Luangwa Valley

Cycling Safaris

Unique activity in the Luangwa



Remote Africa Safaris guides, Brian Jackson and Jennifer Coppinger, ajusting their cameras while a group of elephants stroll past in the background

Photography

Put your skills to the test



Remote Africa Safaris guide, Brian Jackson, informs a guest of the diverse plant life in the Luangwa Valley during a walking safari on the Chikoko Trails in Zambia

Private Vehicle & Guide

Exclusive safari experiences



A group of Remote Africa Safaris guests look on as White Backed Vultures and African Wild Dogs gather near the Chikoko Trails in Zambia

Walking Safaris

Africa at natures pace



Remote Africa Safaris Microlight flying over pods of hippopotamus in the Luangwa river

Microlight May

A birds eye view with a touch of adrenaline



Remote Africa’s in-house Cessna 210 landing at Mwanya (Lukuzi) airstrip close to Tafika Camp and the Chikoko Trails camps in the South Park

RASair

Perfect for direct and scenic transfers



leopard

Night Drives

See Luangwa's nocturnal treasures



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