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Trip Advisor reviews for Kisampa Bush Retreat

kisampa bush retreat


Situated on a remote hilltop northeast of Tanzania’s capital city of Dar es Salaam, Kisampa is a private community conservation sanctuary that adjoins the unique coastal Saadani National Park in eastern Tanzania. 

The AfrikaAfrika team here will offer you a personal journey, an experience full of meaning – not just another destination. They will lead you on a superb exploration that will take you into the heart of this amazing little piece of Africa.  Because it’s AfrikaAfrika’s own sanctuary, you won’t bump into other safari-goers anywhere on Kisampa.  The experience is intimate and personal.

This is an adventure that will get you thinking.  It will stretch your mind (just as much as your legs) and Africa will get under your skin.  Welcome to Kisampa - Where Africa awakens your soul!

accommodation

This wilderness, eco friendly lodge is comfortably rustic in its simplicity, underscoring the desire to leave a minimal human footprint in this pristine area.

The camp can accommodate only 14 guests – keeping your experience intimate.  There are six thatched bungalows at Kisampa, each with a hand-crafted double bed, hammock (from which you can see endless views of the Kisampa plains) and a table with chairs.

Each bungalow has its own private and unique bathroom set into the surrounding bush and open to the stars.  A bush shower hangs from a tree branch and steaming hot water is delivered for bathing at your request.

There's also a spacious communal bungalow for relaxing at Kisampa.  Feel free to sink into the huge sofas with a drink and peruse the small but well-stocked reference library.  Kisampa is quite literally a bush playground for children!  For this reason we greatly encourage families to come here to experience Africa.  Accommodation for children is flexible – either with the parents or in separate, nearby star-gazer tents.

dining

Mornings at Kisampa begin with freshly brewed tea or coffee, delivered to your bungalow at whichever time you desire.

Kisampa’s intimate size makes dining a highly variable experience for guests. Breakfast and lunch are usually served in the open-aired Pavilion, or as picnic lunches when on longer hikes, game drives to Saadani or to Sima Beach.

Evenings begin with sundowner drinks around an open fire surrounded by the vast open plans. Dinner at Kisampa is served under the stars (weather permitting), warmed by the nearby crackling fire.  The camp prides itselves in using local produce, honey from own production, freshly baked bread, wholesome soups, crisps salads and a fine selection of wines.

  With proximity to both ocean and bush the meals contain a wide variety of meats, seafood and vegetarian options.

camp experience

Kisampa does not specialise in big game watching; it is more a retreat. Because it is situated in a private conservation area rather than a national park, everything can be done, however and whenever – from walking to canoeing to camping.

If time allows, the camp is only a short drive away from Saadani National Park (a unique space due to its proximity to the coast). General game is plentiful and, combined with a Wami River Boat Safari and a picnic at the beach or under a tree in the park; it makes for a varied, interesting and enjoyable day trip.

Other activities include long bush walks, beach camping at Sima Beach or bird watching from a viewing platform. Finally, Matipwili village lies a few miles away, which we would encourage you to visit if you wish. The people here are only too happy to show you around!

 

 

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Kisampa Bush Retreat exclusive safari lodge

Kisampa Bush Retreat exclusive safari lodge

Kisampa Bush Retreat exclusive safari lodge

Kisampa Bush Retreat exclusive safari lodge

Kisampa Bush Retreat exclusive safari lodge

Kisampa Bush Retreat exclusive safari lodge

Kisampa Bush Retreat exclusive safari lodge

Kisampa Bush Retreat exclusive safari lodge

Kisampa Bush Retreat exclusive safari lodge

Kisampa Bush Retreat exclusive safari lodge

 

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