Remote Africa Safaris

Accommodation Suppliers

Tafika Camp P.O. Box 5 Mfuwe Zambia
Member Number: 206755 Tel: +260216 246185

Located in the vast and game-abundant Luangwa Valley of Eastern Zambia, Remote Africa Safaris offers guests access to secluded camps and excellent game viewing opportunities. Five intimate camps, built entirely by local villagers from natural materials, present comfortable accommodation for six to twelve guests. Here, thanks to the authenticity of the experience, guests are afforded the opportunity to reconnect with nature uncompromised.

Where we operate

  • Zambia

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Bird Watching
  • Flying Safaris
  • Photography
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Self-Drive Holidays
  • Walking Safaris
  • Air Charters
  • Eco tourism
  • Cultural activities
  • Trekking
  • Honeymoon safaris


Tafika Fund

Remote Africa Safaris is actively involved, through their own initiative, The Tafika Fund, in sustainably uplifting the surrounding community and Mwanya area. The Tafika Fund was set up by John and Carol Coppinger in 1998 and has been managed by Carol ever since. Through donations from generous guests and tour operators (as well as substantial financial support from Remote Africa), The Tafika Fund has managed to successfully implement and maintain a number long-term initiatives over the years. From ongoing building renovation, to the purchase and supply of stationery, textbooks and over 2500 library books, desks, school supplies, additional educational material and the payment of teachers' salaries, the Tafika Fund makes a significant difference to present lives and future aspirations of Mkasanga scholars. The Tafika Fund built an outpatient clinic in Mkasanga, which acts as a first aid centre for the 2036 residents of Mkasanga. The clinic officially opened its doors in March 2006 and now includes an inpatient and maternity wing. A government medical officer oversees the clinic and tends to patients while the fund pays a monthly wage for an assistant to the officer. Periodically, medical supplies may be donated to supplement the clinic provisions. Full educational scholarships are offered to the top Mkasanga graduates each year. The scholarships are fully comprehensive and include school fees, accommodation, food, travel and school material costs. Four new students are afforded scholarships per annum. Presently, 15 pupils are supported by the scholarship programme and, thanks to individual sponsors, the number of scholarships continues to grow. Inevitably, the desire for tertiary education for our successful school leavers, found the Tafika Fund extending its support to aspiring students. The Tafika Fund now offers further sponsorship for skills training and college students every year. In 2018, 8 students were supported: 5 men and 3 young woman. Teaching, nursing and medical officer training seem to be the most popular choices currently, with a further 2 students at university completing 4 year degree programs. Inspired by the late David Back who, together with his wife Karen, worked in the Luangwa Valley for several years, a Football for Wildlife league was started by Remote Africa Safaris in 2015. The objective of the League is to build awareness and enthusiasm for wildlife conservation over a wide reach of the Luangwa valley residents through their abiding love of soccer. The initiative is ably managed by Jimmy Sakala and Carol Coppinger of Remote Africa Safaris and funded by The Tafika Fund.


16 July 2020

Remote Africa Safaris' Nick Riddin walks 350km through Zambia's Luangwa Valley to raise awareness and support for communities and conservation

Nick Riddin, ecologist and manager at the family-run Remote Africa Safaris has dreamt of walking the length of the Luangwa River in Zambia's Luangwa Valley. On 27th July this year he starts to realise that dream by walking 350km over the course of 17 days through the home of walking safaris. The small group of five will begin their journey at Marula Puku, North Luangwa's conservation headquarters, walking down the MwaleshiRiver, and then following the Luangwa river through North Luangwa National Park, Luambe National Park and to the southern end of South Luangwa National Park.

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Jennifer Coppinger

Tafika Camp, Mwanya, Zambia
Tel: +260970915051

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