Tafika Camp has 6 thatched chalets (including a family room and a Honeymoon chalet) with ensuite bathrooms and a delightful central dining/lounge area that overlooks the Luangwa River. Visitors can experience day and night game drives in open vehicles as well as participate in walking safaris. An exciting micro-light flight over the park may be taken at a reasonable additional cost. The camp is situated in the northern Nsefu sector of the park and is run by the owners, John and Carol Coppinger who have lived in the Valley for over 25 years.
We loved all three of the camps. We couldn't have been happier with them. Tafika was beautiful. John, Carol, and their daughter, Jenny, took good care of us. The game drives were excellent and the food was fantastic. We even enjoyed hosting, Vixie, (their cat) when she came to spend the night with us the first night we were there.
Kaingo was wonderful. Izzy and Yvonne were very attentive, easy to talk to, and always there to greet us when we came back from a drive. The rest of the staff was excellent and the food was awesome. I really liked our guide, Meyam, and our scout, Mathew. We became very comfortable with them and I really think it made the experience even better because, as we got to know each other, we could talk about everything (including their families and their culture) in addition to the animals. I was grateful to have Mathew with us as I felt very protected during our walking safaris. The walking safaris were fantastic as so much can be learned from looking at what is on the ground as opposed to just looking at the animals. Meyam was excellent - he knew everything!
Old Mondoro was incredible too. I think it was our favorite camp for several reasons: there was so much to do: driving, walking, and canoeing safaris as well as fishing. Because of the elephants that frequented the camp throughout the day, we were definitely "up close" when they decided to visit. Ryan and Pam were amazing. Again, always there to greet us when we came back from a drive. Because we were their only guests, they joined us for meals (5-star food) and we had some great conversations. Sebastian, our guide, was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to… Read More
- Cheryl Hillery
Especially loved little Busanga Camp, what a delight, especially our arrival by helicopter, very cool! Loved the balloon ride too, that was very special indeed. Tafika and Chiawa Camps were both absolutely stunning, very special in their own ways