Overview of Tafika Camp

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.

Tafika works well for couples, friends, honeymooners and families alike. With dedicated accommodation options for each, including a two bedroom family chalet, chalets with twin double beds, and a more secluded honeymoon chalet. A safari in South Luangwa pairs perfectly with a beach stay on Lake Malawi, with an array of family-friendly or romantic lakeside and island options to choose from.


Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
01/05/2024 - 31/05/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $555
01/06/2024 - 31/07/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $890
01/08/2024 - 31/10/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $1,110
01/11/2024 - 15/11/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $890

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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.
  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Magnificent South Luangwa location
  • A small and intimate owner-managed camp
  • 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

Bird watching

Game drives

Guided walking safaris

Local village visits

Mountain biking

Private game-drives

Rooms at Tafika Camp

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Family Chalet

    The Family Chalet option includes two adjacent bedrooms with a comfortable lounge on the private veranda. One bedroom incorporates a king-sized bed and the other contains twin doubles. They share a large open-air bathroom constructed around the trunk of an old kigelia tree. The beds are covered by a mosquito net at night to ensure an uninterrupted sleep.

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      Standard Chalet

      Tafika Lodge accommodates guests in six spacious, thatched chalets constructed from all-natural materials. The thatching used for construction gives the chalets an authentic African hut feel and makes for a unique stay.

      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 secluded Honeymoon Suite offering an open-air double shower, a king-sized bed and a comfortably furnished private veranda with uninterrupted views.

      General Facilities

      In between activities, the lodge unwind at the bar, where you can enjoy a refreshing drink at any time of the day, or relax in the comfortable lounge as you look out at the Luangwa River. The lodge is family-friendly, well-equipped to cater to children—although walking safaris are limited to those over 12.

      For added flexibility on game drives, a private vehicle can be arranged in advance, catering to specific interests like birding or photography, or families with younger children. Evenings at Tafika are a communal affair, fostering a sense of camaraderie during delightful dinners.

      For your convenience, laundry services are available, meaning you can easily pack according to any possible baggage limits on flights. While limited, Wi-Fi is accessible at the lodge main area between 6 AM and 4 PM. To keep your devices charged, there is a communal solar charging station.



      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.

      Enjoy hearty breakfasts, delightful afternoon tea – which usually involves a freshly-baked treat, sundowner snacks and delectable dinners.

      Special children’s meals are provided and the chef can cater to your meal requirements specified in advance.

      Expert Opinion

      We know because we go
      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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