Lupita, a 110 acre private island situated in Lake Tanganyika on the western borders of Tanzania, boasts 10 rustically luxurious cottages. All are totally secluded and open sided, each with its own personal plunge pool and magnificent views of the lake.
The main relaxing areas and pool are encompassed by thick indigenous forest and unique fauna and flora. From the private beach and deck overlooking the lake, otters can often be seen swimming between the rocks looking for their much-loved fresh water mussels.
Rare cichlids (tiny fish), can be found whilst snorkeling and swimming around the boulders in the pristine waters surrounding the island and in the protected bay between Lupita and the neighboring island of Ulwile. Untouched by tourism, the southern part of Lake Tanganyika and especially Lupita Island, is one of the most undiscovered parts of Africa, though the early explorers including Livingstone and Stanley visited there! It is the perfect final stop in a Tanzanian safari, or a stand-alone destination for those who want total relaxation and anonymity for a week or two. Fascinating tribal cultures can also be experienced if requested.
Lupita Island is at the Travel and Adventure Show in Washington DC on 20th and 21st January. Come and visit us at our booth 732 if you are in town!
Photos by Rob Besant