Tafika Camp

Tafika Camp is a wonderfully authentic property set on a peaceful riverbank in a particularly game-rich sector of Zimbabwe’s South Luangwa National Park.

On the peaceful west bank of the Luangwa River, Tafika Camp accommodates a maximum of 14 guests in 6 spacious, thatched chalets built with organic materials around the base of towering ancient sausage trees. One of the chalets is specially designed for honeymooners, with an enormous king bed, whilst another has two bedrooms, making it ideal for families.

The Nsefu sector of the South Luangwa National Park offers some of the finest gameviewing in Africa, with leopards a standout attraction. Day and night drives, mountain bike excursions and walking safaris are all possible at Tafika Camp, with all outings led by enthusiastic, experienced guides. You can also visit Mkasanga Village nearby, an insightful activity which involves touring a school and being entertained by the local choir.

Meals and drinks at Tafika Camp are regularly enjoyed outdoors beneath shady trees during the heat of day or beside a crackling fire at night. Breakfasts are continental, lunches buffet-style whilst dinners are three course affairs savoured beneath the stars. Before your afternoon game activity, snack on freshly baked cakes with coffee or tea, then cap off an evening game drive or walk with a refreshing sundowner cocktail.

Location

How to get to Tafika Camp

Guests can fly from Lusaka to Mfuwe International Airport, where they are met by Tafika Camp staff and transferred by road to the lodge (1.5-2 hour game drive through the Nsefu sector).

Activities at Tafika Camp

  • Game drives in the morning, evening and night
  • Walking safaris
  • Mountain bike excursions
  • Village visits

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Tafika Camp Highlights

  • A wonderfully authentic safari camp in South Luangwa National Park
  • Set in a very game-rich sector of the park
  • Particularly renowned for leopards
  • An exciting range of activities from walking to mountain biking
  • Some of the best guides in the Luangwa Valley

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Accommodation in the South Luangwa

Below are some of our preferred safari lodges in the South Luangwa National Park. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Bilimungwe Bushcamp

Set in the remote southern reaches of South Luangwa National Park, this beautiful, well-shaded property overlooks a trio of waterholes frequented by a plethora of birds and wildlife.

Chamilandu Bushcamp

Chamilandu Bushcamp is a collection of three handsome treehouses, whose lofty positions provide bird’s eye views of the wildlife attracted to the cool waters of the Luangwa River.

Chikoko Trails Camps

Chikoko Trails comprises of two small, exclusive bush camps in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park that are accessible only on a walking safari.

Chindeni Bushcamp

At the edge of a permanent hippo-filled oxbow lagoon, Chindeni Bushcamp is named for the magnificent hills which provide the campsite with a breathtaking backdrop.

Chinzombo Camp

Award-winning Chinzombo Camp is set on 60 private, pristine acres with prime views over the Luangwa River whose banks teem with all manner of game.

Kaingo Camp

Kaingo Camp sits in the heart of prime gameviewing country - on the banks of the Luangwa River deep within the South Luangwa National Park.

Kakuli Bush Camp

Meaning “old buffalo bull” - a nickname given to Norman Carr by the people of the Luangwa Valley, Kakuli Bush Camp is the only true bush camp open during Zambia’s green season.

Kapamba Bushcamp

Nestled on a forested riverbank, Kapamba Bushcamp offers some of the best gameviewing in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park.

Kuyenda Bushcamp

Kuyenda Bushcamp is a very special safari camp built by a dried up river in a very unspoilt sector of Zambia's wild South Luangwa National Park.

Luangwa River Camp

Depending on the time of year, guests at Luangwa River Camp have the privilege of accessing some of the South Luangwa National Park’s most prolific game areas by boat or by vehicle.

Luwi Bush Camp

Secluded Luwi Bush Camp nestles beneath enormous shade trees near a hippo-filled lagoon in Zambia's prolific South Luangwa National Park.

Mchenja Camp

Mchenja Camp is a luxurious tented camp set on a very picturesque bend in the Luangwa River. It forms an ideal starting or end point for a walking safari throughout the pristine Zambian bush.

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Zambia Overview

Why should I travel to Zambia?
Apart from being the site of the magnificent Victoria Falls, Zambia also offers game-rich wildlife parks that are relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. For the more adventurous, there are walking safaris and canoeing trips along the Zambezi River.

What is the climate like in Zambia?
There are 3 distinct seasons – cool and dry from May-July (23°-25°C) but cold at night, hot and dry from August-October (30°-40°C), and warm and wet from November-April (28°-35°C).

What can I combine Zambia with?
Zambia is best combined with its closest neighbours such as Botswana and Zimbabwe – which both offer amazing scenery and wildlife. South Africa is another option, where you can explore picturesque Cape Town, Table Mountain and the Cape Winelands.

How to get to Zambia?
There are regular flights daily from Johannesburg in South Africa to the Zambian capital of Lusaka, where you can board connecting flights to a range of safari camps. There are also regular flights from Johannesburg into Livingstone, a large town close to the Victoria Falls.

USA – There are no direct flights to Lusaka from the United States. The best connections are via Johannesburg, UAE or Nairobi.

UK/EU – Again there are no direct flights into Lusaka from anywhere in Europe. The best connections are via Johannesburg, UAE or Nairobi.

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