Situated immediately outside the Nsefu Sector of the Park, Tafika offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
This is a small, intimate camp, accommodating only 12 guests (there are 6 chalets, one of which is the Honeymoon accommodation). The chalets are spacious, and set in the shade of massive leadwood trees, and are en suite, including an outdoor shower.
Meals make the most of home grown produce, and are enjoyed al fresco.
Activities are varied, and seasonal. Game drives are conducted in the early morning, and late afternoon – when game viewing is generally at its best. With only 4 guests per vehicle, you are guaranteed of a ‘good seat’! The afternoon drive also extends into the evening, allowing you the chance to see some of the nocturnally active species.
The Emerald Season at Tafika (February – April) allows you to enjoy a River Safari with boating, canoeing, exceptional bird watching and breath taking scenes of the Luangwa River in full flood – an exceptional experience.
Walking safaris are accompanied by your guide, and a National Parks armed scout. One begins to understand the smells, the tracks and the vegetation, often missed from a vehicle.
Tafika also offers Microlight flights and mountain biking as optional extras to the drives and walks that are the order of the day. The nearby Mkasanga Village also welcomes guests interested in their culture and non-materialistic way of life in this warm heart of Africa. You can spend a fascinating hour or two learning about the lives of the local people, being guided by the teachers of the school and women of the village. One may also visit the outpatients’ clinic built by the villagers, funded by the generosity of Remote Africa’s guests and agents, and now operated by the local health authority.
Mountain Bike outings are offered at Tafika Camp for energetic guests weary of travelling in vehicles and in need of something more active than walking.
Tafika also offers a unique walking experience in the South Luangwa National Park – the Chikoko Walking Trails, where you can enjoy a few days on foot, staying in comfortable bush camps: Chikoko Tree Camp and/or Crocodile River Camp. There are no roads or vehicles. Guests may walk from one camp to another, and luggage portaged on ahead, or you may choose to remain at one camp if you choose. It is recommended spending 2 days in each camp, hence a trail of 5 days duration.