Tennent, 2015

Thanks for your email and we are delighted to be able to say that our trip to Tafika and Old Mondoro proved to be a great success and our best safari yet.


At Tafika we found both John and Carol Coppinger and Brian delightful hosts and the game viewing was outstanding (the most leopards we have ever seen!) but the highlight for us has to be the Chikoko walking trails where we were lucky enough to be on our own with an outstanding guide and guard who made those four days a really memorable experience.   Both Tafika camp and the bushcamps on the walking trails were very comfortable and welcoming.  For us, it was lovely to be in a small owner run camp where you truly felt a guest rather than simply a paying customer in a “commercial” operation.  Out of 5, this has to be 5.

Having thought Tafika was the ultimate, we found that Old Mondoro even surpassed this.  Everything was perfect, from the accommodation to the charming camp manager, Ryan, who ensured that everyone had an opportunity to do whatever activity they wanted, whenever it suited.  A wonderfully small intimate camp that is very comfortable but still with a bush feel.  Basically, all incredibly well organised with outstanding and friendly guides and, as at Tafika, fantatstic game viewing (lots of leopards again).   Out of 5, this has to be 6!!

As for the future, we certainly are considering going back but this time with Remote Safaris to their North Luangwa camp followed, of course, by Old Mondoro but we will give it a year’s break.  For 2016 we are considering Burma and will certainly be looking at your Asia website.

Thanks again for Ted’s advice in organising our trip to Zambia and we may well be in touch in the future.

Best wishes

J and D Tennent

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