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Tafika consists of six comfortable grass and pole chalets catering for a maximum of just 14 guests, and as such is able to offer a highly personalised, friendly service and flexible wildlife activities.

Each of its six chalets are built from natural materials, around the trunks of the camp's sausage trees, and include an en suite bathroom and twin or double beds. There is a also a honeymoon suite with a king size bed, and another suite suitable for families with a king size bed and two doubles. 

Located in an exceptional wildlife area, Tafika offers quick, easy access to both the Nsefu sector and South Luangwa National Park on the opposite (west) bank. In addition to traditional walks and vehicle safaris, the camp operates unique boating and canoeing safaris between mid-February and mid-April when the river level is high. 

A stay at Tafika combines well with its two satellite camps - Chikoko and Crocodile River.

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Key info

Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Sacred Combe Safari

This small group trip visits Zambia’s sensational South Luangwa and North Luangwa National Parks to enjoy walking safaris, and is jointly led by author Simon Barnes and Wildlife Worldwide founder Chris Breen. Their shared passion for the area and its abundant wildlife guarantee an illuminating and fun experience!

  • When to go: Sep-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £7,595 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Leopards of Luangwa

This is our single most popular safari – we’ve been selling it for years and it’s just as popular now as when we first introduced it. South Luangwa has the world’s highest naturally occurring population of leopard – spot them on early morning, afternoon and night drives, as well as glorious walking safaris.

  • When to go: May-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,395 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Luangwa Valley & Lower Zambezi

Combine the beauty of the Luangwa Valley with the delights of the Lower Zambezi. In South Luangwa, you will find the world’s highest naturally occurring population of leopard, and boat trips on the Lower Zambezi add another dimension to watching wildlife, with elephant and huge herds of buffalo.

  • When to go: Jun-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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South Luangwa National Park

Comprising some 9,050 square kilometres of unspoilt African wilderness, South Luangwa is undoubtedly the jewel of Zambia’s national parks and a magnet to outstanding wildlife, particularly leopard. Its eastern boundary is the meandering Luangwa River whose regular changes in course leave scenic oxbow lagoons.

  • Where: Eastern Province
  • Ideal for viewing: leopard, Cookson’s wildebeest, Thornicroft’s giraffe, Crawshay’s zebra, African elephant
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Wildlife photography, Wildlife Art Safaris, Vehicle safaris, Walking with wildlife