Tafika is Remote Africa's flagship camp located north of the game rich Nsefu Sector. The Coppinger Family are based here during the season and a stay with them will normally mean a meal or two personally hosted by John, Carol, Jenny or Nick. The camp is rustic - with thatch and reed chalets which are rebuilt every year, but offers a very high standard of guiding, food and service.
A wide range of activities are offered and the camp also has two hides which offer the opportunity of game viewing in-between activities. Hides overlook the camp waterhole which is frequented by herds of elephant, bushbuck, puku, impala, mongoose and several bird species.Back to South Luangwa
Tafika Camp is located on the east bank of the Luangwa River, north of the Nsefu Sector of the South Park, making it ideal for those who enjoy the serenity of the bush. Approximately 2 hour drive from Mfuwe Airport, or a short 20 minute flight if you choose to book a flight with RasAir, the company's own charter company.
There are 4 Thatched chalets with twin double beds, 1 Thatched chalet with a king sized bed and 1 Family suite with one king room and one twin double room.
Room features include:
Rechargeable solar fans
Open-air bathroom with basin, shower and flushing toilet
Outside lounging area overlooking the river
Two in-camp hides overlooking a waterhole which are frequently visited by resident elephants
Gift Shop – opened on request
Dining, lounge, bar and library area under cover
Campfire on the banks of the Luangwa River
Daily morning and evening game viewing activities include:
Microlight flights (only offered in May)
Guests can visit the Mkasanga community during their stay and get an insight into local village life.
Extra: private vehicle or guide at an additional charge
Children 8 years and older are welcome. The Camp has one Family Chalet which has 2 bedrooms
Walking safaris only permissible for children aged 12 years and older.
The camp is open from the 1st May until 15th November each year.
Tafika Fund (~ $ 65 000 annually) supports approximately 12 scholar bursaries and 9 skills/university students (teaching, accounting, medical training) annually, local school and clinic (Mkasanga community) with building projects and the supply of materials, run a Football for Wildlife league which supports 250 female and male players across 9 remote communities.
Conservation Projects: bed night contributions to South Luangwa and North Luangwa Conservation Programmes and communications support offered to the Carnivore Programme.
Supported Schools: Mkasanga Basic School.
The camp is run on solar electricity with a backup generator
There is limited WiFi in the main area.
All water is from a borehole but is further filtered for drinking.