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


  • 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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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



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

    Mosquito net

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.


  • Game drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Bird watching
  • Private game-drives
  • Local village visits
  • Mountain biking
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Aug 2016 - 30 Sep 2016 $1010 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016 $830 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2016 - 15 Nov 2016 $725 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

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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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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