We stayed here for 4 nights after having been on safari - this is a great place to relax and Mike and Merle are great hosts. The rooms are clean, very comfortable and well maintained, each with a verandah looking towards the beach, Lake Tanganyika and the mountains of Congo on the horizon.
Meals are of a high quality, but be warned that alcoholic drinks are very expensive (US$8 for a beer!).
Of course, the chimpanzee trekking is a highlight and we had a fantastic guide in Given.
This is an outstanding place to stay and is very highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on a stretch of golden sandy beach and overlooking the crystal clear waters of Lake Tanganyika the recently refurbished Kungwe Beach Lodge is the perfect blend of comfort and luxury in a romantic setting.The light, airy and spacious tents are furnished in the traditional ‘safari’ style, with unbeatable sunsets over the mountains of Congo. In the gathering darkness fishermen’s lanterns light up across the lake, mirroring the stars above.Candlelit dinners are served either on the beach or in our dining area, to the unique sounds of Africa - beetles, crickets and the night calls of chimpanzees, the perfect way to relax after a perfect day! As well as being famous for chimpanzee tracking, this part of Lake Tanganyika offers some of the best fresh water fishing in Tanzania. Here you can catch ‘Sangara’ (Nile Perch), ‘Kuhe’ (Yellow Belly) to name just a few.So be it a strenuous chimpanzee trek, a scenic boat trip, an adventurous fishing excursion or just time spent relaxing on cushioned sun beds while listening to the lapping of the waves, your stay at Kungwe Beach Lodge will be a memorable experience to take away with you. ... more less