overview

Set in the remote South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, Tafika Lodge is a thatched safari retreat operating seasonally between May and November. Catering to 12 guests at a time, including families and honeymooners, the lodge comprises 6 spacious reed and thatched huts residing under leadwood trees and looking out onto the banks of Luangwa River.

Spend your days on game drives or on a walking safari to experience exceptional wildlife sightings. Other ways to experience this wilderness include mountain bike rides through the bush, and a microlight flight to see the wildlife from above. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in a river-side hammock, spend some time in the hide, or visit the nearby Mkasanga Village to learn more about the local culture and traditions.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2015

highlights

  • Magnificent South Luangwa location
  • Small & intimate with only 6 chalets & its owner managed 
  • Fantastic big cat sightings, especially leopards
  • A great adventure option for families
  • Very personalised (only 4 pax per vehicle)
  • Visit the Showbill (day trips by plane!)
  • Mountain biking & microlighting
  • Great Game viewing especially Leopard 

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Facilities

Between activities at Tafika, relax at the bar where you can enjoy a refreshing drink at any time of the day.

The lodge is well-equipped to cater for children of all ages, although children under the age of 12 are not permitted on walking and river safaris. Special children’s meals are provided.

General Facilities

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    Bar

Dining

Meals at Tafika are served alfresco beneath towering leadwood trees, and overlooking the river.

Room Description

Tafika Lodge accommodates a maximum of 14 guests in 6 spacious, thatched chalets constructed from all-natural materials.

Each suite has two comfortable double beds swathed under mosquito nets with en suite bathrooms and open-air showers

Other Room Types

There is a honeymoon suite offering a double his and hers shower and a huge double bed, whilst the family option includes two adjacent bedrooms. One room incorporates a king-sized bed and the other contains a double and single bed configuration. They share a large bathroom constructed around the trunk of an old Kigelia tree.

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Bird watching
  • Private game-drives
  • Local village visits
  • Mountain biking
 

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Bonita Cronje

Bonita Cronje

Africa Safari Expert

"This authentic and owner-run camp is set on the banks of the Luangwa River in a remote corner of the park. It offers more activities than the average camp in the South Luangwa including game drives, walking safaris, mountain-biking, microlight flights and a local village visit."

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