Kungwe, located on the shore of Lake Tanganyika, was an absolute dream. It felt as if you were on a seaside holiday when you were in camp. Yet, right behind the luxury tents are the Mahale mountains with troops of chimpanzees and several species of monkeys. Our guide, Sixtus Mushi, was exceptional! We were treated to chimp interactions starting on the first afternoon (which is not at all guaranteed!).
The rooms are like something out of a movie. You walk in and are greeted by a four-poster bed hung with mosquito nets. As you continue into the back of the tent, there is a rain forest shower and toilet. With the waves lapping at the front of the tent, it was a slice of heaven!
The food was excellent and the other guests were interesting people. We guess that would often be the case given the type of people that venture to remote, adventure locations such as Mahale.
We highly recommend this camp.
- 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
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