Tafika Fishing Camp
Seven private chalets accommodating fourteen guests are carefully positioned so that, from your veranda, you will have a breathtaking view of the Zambezi and can enjoy the sun setting over the Zambian hills. Each chalet boasts comfortable twin beds, overhead fans, and a stylish en suite bathroom with shower, providing all the necessary comforts for your stay. A short walk away along well-lighted brick pathways you will find the main lodge, bar, pool area and patio with open fireplace, the perfect place to enjoy sundowners and relive the day's events. The lodge itself and the chalets are thatched from local grasses and shaded by stately tamarind trees. Tafika Zambezi is truly an island of luxury in the wilderness of the Lower Zambezi, little changed since David Livingstone passed by.
In addition to some of the finest sport fishing in Zimbabwe , we also offer game viewing cruises on the Zambezi. Tafika is situated just a few kilometres downstream from Mana Pools, a world heritage site and National Park, offering opportunities for spectacular birding, game viewing and photography. Zambia 's Lower Zambezi National Park is just across the river, placing Tafika squarely in one of the least populated and most game rich parts of the Zambezi Valley.
Aquatic species like hippo and crocodile may be viewed almost constantly while fishing or relaxing in camp. Herds of elephant and Cape buffalo, along with waterbuck, kudu, bushbuck, and more will frequently be seen slipping down to the shoreline to get a drink. At night Tafika is frequently serenaded by the roaring of lions, the sawing cough of hunting leopards, and the wonderful cacophony of hyenas, these sounds drifting both across the water from Zambia and from the virgin thorn bush surrounding the camp.
Our Skimmers (pontoon style) boats are equipped with 85hp motors and are ideal for the shallow waters and submerged sandbanks often encountered on this section of the Lower Zambezi.
Apart from the all-important cooler boxes with all their refreshments and packed lunches, life jackets, paddles, UHF radios and basic first aid kits are all standard equipment on the boats. Each boat is driven by a fully licensed boat captain whose knowledge of the Zambezi River and its' flora and fauna will lead you to the best fishing spots and game viewing areas.
Tafika Zambezi also provide quality fishing equipment on the boats; including Shimano rods, reels and tackle, most of which is being promoted by Gander Mountain, one of America's biggest outdoor equipment outlets.
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