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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

  •  The Safari Awards 2013 - Best Safari Property in Africa - Finalist
  •  The Safari Awards 2013 - Best Safari Property in Southern Africa - Third Place

highlights

  • Magnificent South Luangwa location
  • Small & intimate with only 6 chalets
  • Fantastic big cat sightings, especially leopards
  • A great adventure option for families

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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.

Standard Chalet

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

Standard Chalet AMENITIES

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    Ceiling fan
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    En-suite shower only

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
  • Walking safaris
  • Birding
  • Private game-drive vehicles on offer
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Aug 2014 - 30 Sep 2014 $970 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $800 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014 $700 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 May 2015 - 30 Jun 2015 $725 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jul 2015 - 31 Jul 2015 $830 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Aug 2015 - 30 Sep 2015 $990 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $830 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 $725 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Lucy Copson

Lucy Copson

Africa Safari Expert

"One of Zambia's last remaining authentic and owner-run camps, set on the banks of the Luangwa River in a remote corner of the park. John & Carol Coppinger's "home" offers outstanding guides and a range of activities from game drives, walking safaris, mountain-biking, microlight flights and a local village visit. One of the highlights for me during my stay was a microlight flight over the river at sunrise!"

From

$700

Per person sharing

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