Tafika & Shamashanga, Zambezi


Tafika Zambezi and Shamashanga are two scenic destinations in the heart of the Lower Zambezi Valley, situated in the Sapi Safari Area which is downstream from Mana Pools.

With comfortable rooms, green lawns and breathtaking views of the Zambezi River, these properties - a lodge and a tented camp - provide a perfect break from busy city life for time away with family and friends.

Sapi Safari Area has recently been converted solely to an ecotourism wildlife and fishing destination. The Zambezi River frontage at both the lodges provides some of the most exciting and rewarding Tiger Fishing in the world.

The area also has exceptional water-based game viewing opportunities and boasts over 300 different Bird Species, including several ‘lifers’ such as the African Pitta, Narina Trogon and Pels Fishing Owl.

Tafika Zambezi lodge consists of 8 luxury brick-under-thatch chalets which can accommodate up to 16 guests on an all inclusive rate. The rooms are well appointed with an en-suite bathroom and outside shower, and each has a unique view of the Zambezi River which is the back drop for some unforgettable sunsets.

The shared central guest area consists of an open plan dining room, lounge and bar area, which flows through onto the deck, providing a place perfect for social times, laughs and discussing the days ‘catch’ around the fire. A dip in the small plunge pool also provides a welcome relief from the heat of the day.

There are four large pontoon boats fully equipped with fishing tackle, and a professional and experienced river guide who will assist you in finding the best fishing and game viewing spots, prepare your fishing equipment, and take care of your meals and refreshments whilst you are on the River.

This is a self-catering camp which can accommodate 16 people in 8 large, East-African style tents. Each tent overlooks the Zambezi River and has its own en-suite bathroom and shower. The guests have full usage of the camp’s facilities and the staff, however, they will need to provide their own food and beverages for their stay.

The central guest area incorporates a dining room, lounge and bar area, and a separate seating area around an open fire pit which provides a great place to relax after a ‘tough’ day of fishing! Guests can enjoy the refreshing waters of the small plunge pool.

There are two large pontoon boats available for hire and guests are requested to bring their own fishing tackle and provide the fuel. Alternatively, guests can bring their own boats (max of 5). Fuel and extra drinks are available for purchase.

There is no cell phone coverage at both properties, but a limited internet service is available.

Both Tafika and Shamashanga can be accessed by air or road –

By Air – Charter flights are available and will land at the Chewore Airstrip. Guests will then be transferred in an open game viewing vehicle to either Tafika (20 Minutes) or Shamashanga (1 hour).

By Road – Self Drivers can access the camp by following the Chirundu Road from Harare. Guests are required to stop at Marongora and pay National Parks fees before entering the Parks area. A high clearance vehicle is required. Tafika is roughly an eight hour drive from Harare, and nine hours to Shamashanga.



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Telephone +263 24 2852286/7/8
Fax +263 24 2882134
Price Mid-range
Self Catering
Full Catering


April Holidays 2019 discounted by 25% as a season opener special! Book now while there is availability! Expires: 30 April 2019

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