Lupita Private Island
Lupita Island is the ultimate private island retreat, offering luxurious accommodations set amidst a pristine natural habitat. Located on Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania, the longest, second oldest and second deepest lake in the world, this 110-acre private island resort has eleven lavishly decorated, thatched-roof living spaces including a family cottage all strategically positioned to offer both privacy and breathtaking, uninterrupted views of Africa’s second largest lake.
Lupita Island is accessed via a short drive, from Kipili airstrip, and then a speedboat ride to the island.
Scheduled flights to Kipili are possible on Mondays and Thursdays. Also from Dar es Salaam (via the Selous, Ruaha and Katavi), or from Arusha and the Serengeti.
Best time to visit.
The best time to travel is during dry season from June through to late October
Few showers during November through until March, heavy rains during April to May, and many lodges do closing during this period
Lupita Island Resort has ten uniquely crafted cottages, which all benefit from breathtaking lake and mountain views seen from their open verandas, making the most of the balmy breezes and memorable sunsets. Dotted amongst a tropical forest of indigenous trees, the property strives to leave as little mark on the natural environment as possible. Our smallest cottages are 1800 square feet and our two-bedroom, two-bath family suite is 2500 square feet
What to Experience
- Private Beach Holiday
- Ancient Monastery tour at Kipili Village
- Kayaking, Beach buffet, Sunset Cruise , Village Choir
- Fishing, Swimming, Spa & Gym, Game rooms, sun-bathing, snorkeling and Diving
- Nestled in a cluster of small islands on Lake Tanganyika, Lupita Island is a remote, unspoiled private island occupying 110 acres of uninhabited space.
The resort offers luxurious, comfortable, mostly private accommodation that allows guests to relax and enjoy breathtaking views of the lake and mountains. The resort offers top notch facilities like fine dining options, gymnasium, spa, swimming pool, games room, bar & lounge, boma and a beach shack.
There are many activities that cater to all interests and age groups including hiking, kayaking, swimming & snorkelling, watersports, fishing, etc. The nearby village and Kipili monastery allow guests to explore and experience the local culture.
Lupita Island is an ideal place to relax and recharge before heading back into the real world, so the schedule is open here, allowing guests to spend the days however they like. There are many choices to do as much or as little as is desired.
Lake Tanganyika’s waters are clear and calm, providing the ultimate setting for water sport activities. Kayaks and canoes are available to guests to explore beaches around the islands. Snorkeling and PADI-certified scuba diving is available to take you to the underwater world of Lake Tanganyika, teeming with hundreds of species of cichlids found nowhere else on earth.