Tafika Bush Camp
South Luangwa National Park
Tafika Bush Camp is an intimate camp hosting just 12 guests on the banks of the Luangwa River. Based on the Northern side of the Nsefu sector of South Luangwa it has two smaller camps close by and these make up the most Northerly camps in the park. The location of these camps makes the safari experience both remote and personal as few other vehicles or people are seen in the area.
The main guest area is a high thatched roof structure that’s open on the sides and comprises a bar, lounge and dining table for communal meals in the evenings. It’s a very welcoming place for any activity or time of the day to chat to the staff or other guests.
Tafika has six chalets that have been built to a high standard from materials that have been locally sourced using typical African ingenuity and creativity. Made from reed and Elephant grass the chalets comprise four double / twin chalets, a honeymoon suite as well as a larger chalet for up to four guests – this one is ideal for families.
The four double / twin chalets are somewhat similar in design with very comfortable Queen sized beds, high quality linens and wrap around mosquito nets. The rooms are spacious with very colorful local arts on display. Polished stone floors are covered with some reed mats that keep the African atmosphere alive. Lighting at night, and the fan, are all solar powered.
The small veranda at the front of each chalet has comfortable seating and great views over the river. The en-suite bathroom is walled with reeds for privacy but completely open to the African skies with showers and hand basins.
Tafika’s family chalet has two bedrooms separated by a small passageway that works well for parents and children or two couples.
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Combine South Luangwa with the Kafue and Nanzhila Plains Camp, Mukambi Safari Lodge or Luangwa River Camp that is also good with friends and family.
If you would like to learn more about this magnificent park for your safari to Africa, donate or get involved, then read up about Conservation South Luangwa.