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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 14 guests at a time, including families and honeymooners, the lodge comprises six 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, a fun way to see the surrounding bush. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in a riverside lounger, spend some time in the hide with your camera, or visit the nearby Mkasanga Village to learn more about the local culture and traditions.


  • Magnificent South Luangwa location
  • A small and intimate owner-managed camp with only six thatched chalets
  • Fantastic big cat sightings, especially leopards
  • A great adventure option for families
  • Very personalised - only four guests per vehicle
  • Mountain biking and walking safaris are must-dos


  • Game drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Bird watching
  • Private game-drives
  • Local village visits
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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Tafika Lodge accommodates guests in six 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.


There is a honeymoon suite offering a double shower and a king-sized bed, while the family option includes two adjacent bedrooms. One room incorporates a king-sized bed and the other contains twin doubles. They share a large bathroom constructed around the trunk of an old kigelia tree.


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 safaris.


Meals at Tafika are served alfresco beneath towering leadwood trees, overlooking the river. The menus change daily and could include favourite like a classic English-style beef roast with Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings.

Special children’s meals are provided.

General facilities

  • Bar


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Dates Board Price
2022-06-01 — 2022-07-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $800
2022-08-01 — 2022-10-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $1,000
2022-11-01 — 2022-11-15 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $800
2023-05-01 — 2023-05-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $495
2023-06-01 — 2023-07-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $800
2023-08-01 — 2023-10-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $1,000
2023-11-01 — 2023-11-15 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $800

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

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