Tafika is the home of John and Carol Coppinger, who have 20 years experience guiding in the South Luangwa and who have lived at Tafika since 1995. They have a deep knowledge and love of the area and John and his fellow guides, including Bryan Jackson, Steven Banda and Issac Zulu will take you on unforgettable safaris on foot, by mountain bike and by open vehicle.
Each year, a hide is built with the camp, as part of the fence-line at Tafika. Over-looking a water hole which is frequented by increasing numbers of animals as the weather gets warmer. It has become a perfect place to while away an afternoon after lunch for those guests who don’t siesta.
Another seasonal hide is the carmine bee-eater hide which is built around early September. The camp waits until the carmines have nested and laid their eggs before building to avoid disturbing the birds. To date, these hides have been built fairly close to camp every year and they become a “go to” destination at least once on an afternoon drive for every guest who stays at Tafika.