Tafika & Mwaleshi + FREE FLIGHT
15th June – 31st Oct
*RASair flights: 1 FREE FLIGHT Mwanya/Lukuzi airstrip (South Luangwa) – Mwaleshi airstrip (North Luangwa); Mwaleshi airstrip (North Luangwa) – Mfuwe airport, passenger safety charge, landing fees, Mfuwe airport and airstrip transfers to/from our camps, National Park fees, full board accommodation, game viewing activities, bar, laundry, contribution to the Luangwa Conservation & Community Fund (*flight price subject to change)
International flights, domestic flights to/from Mfuwe airport, insurances, superior wines
(RASair luggage restriction: 15kg bag + 5kg hand luggage per person and should be packed in soft bags)
Tafika Camp is situated on the banks of the Luangwa River, North of the Nsefu Sector of South Luangwa National Park. The remote location of Tafika makes it ideal for those who enjoy the serenity of the bush. Nestled in the shade of giant leadwood trees, the camp has a panorama of the river and its wildlife. Tafika can accommodate up to 14 guests in six thatched chalets (including a family chalet and honeymoon suite) with open-air en suite facilities, built around the trunks of stunning sausage trees. The food is excellent and is supplemented by a wonderful supply of home-grown fresh salad, fruit and vegetables. Tafika is the perfect tranquil base from which guests can enjoy walking safaris, unique cycling trails and game drives (day and night), during which the abundance of diverse game populations in the Nsefu sector ensure an unforgettable African safari.
Our game drives accommodate a maximum of four guests guaranteeing unobstructed viewing and photography and enabling all guests on board to share in the knowledge and insights of our skillful guides. Dedicated spotters on night drives allow the guide to pay full attention to the animals, the road and to the safety and comfort of our guests. There is also the opportunity for a cultural visit to nearby Mkasanga Village where the school is supported by Remote Africa Safaris’ Tafika Fund in the form of books, educational materials, teachers’ salaries and pupils’ scholarships. Guests are always welcomed with great enthusiasm and plenty of smiles and the Mkasanga Choir delights in the opportunity to serenade visitors with the harmonies of Africa.
Mwaleshi, located in the vast wilderness of North Luangwa National Park, is a 45 minute flight from Mfuwe Airport. Hidden within a scenic bend of the Mwaleshi River, the camp is a truly special and remarkable place, unlike any other. There are few roads in this remote area and the majority of activities consist of morning and afternoon walks, following existing animal trails through pristine savannah. All senses become attuned to the surrounding bush as guests experience the magical diversity of the area. Although the landscape is generally flat, the paths can be uneven, so lightweight, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
With just four thatched chalets rebuilt annually out of natural materials, en suite bathrooms open to the stars and uninterrupted views of the spectacular Mwaleshi River, the camp offers you a genuine feeling of solitude and seclusion. Life in camp is comfortable yet refreshingly simple. Game is prolific and the North Luangwa National Park is the only place one is likely to glimpse black rhino, which, following their extinction in Zambia in the 1980s, were successfully re-introduced here. Mwaleshi Camp is situated within the rhino sanctuary, improving chances of sighting this iconic species. A Luangwa Valley endemic, Cookson’s wildebeest, are abundant in the Mwaleshi area as are spotted hyenas. Birders will not be disappointed and the local diversity includes species that are not regularly spotted elsewhere in the Luangwa.
4 nights Tafika | 3 nights Mwaleshi
JUN | Low season US$5055 per person sharing
JUL & OCT | Shoulder Season US$5455 per person sharing
AUG & SEP | Peak season US$6100 per person sharing
Single Supp. US$300 pppn at Tafika only (no s/s at Mwaleshi)
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