Lupita Island, one of Tanzania’s most distinctive private islands, is known for its rustic luxury and completely individualized service. Located near the southern extremity of Lake Tanganyika, only 4 kilometers from the continent,
The longest and second-deepest lake in the world, Lake Tanganyika, contains almost 18% of the fresh water on Earth. With relatively little human development along its banks, one of the cleanest lakes in the world is home to over 250 distinct species of cichlids (the tiny colorful fish you find in fish tanks) making it a haven for divers and snorkelers. Unknown gem. The lone archipelago of islands on the lake contains Lupita Island.
There are 110 acres of native woodlands here, free from commercialism and tourism. The atmosphere at Lupita Island Lodge is unique and is influenced by the area’s geography, culture, and history. Visitors enjoy gorgeous surroundings and complete seclusion in a still-unexplored region of Tanzania. We provide diving, swimming, kayaking, and snorkeling. Sunset cruises and beachside eating are popular activities. The island’s crystal-clear waters make swimming and kayaking a delight, and they only enhance the experience.
The only exclusive resort on Lake Tanganyika The short 20-minute ride (10 minutes by car and 10 minutes by boat) from the airstrip to Lupita is a terrific way to start your stay because we have our own private airstrip on the mainland. Situated in Tanzania’s isolated southwestern area. The island is unusually private and prehistorically lush. You are free to rediscover who you are on our 110 acres of privacy.
The slope is dotted with ten villas that have been put there deliberately. All of them feature total seclusion and look out over stunning lake vistas. Private plunge pools on open verandas are connected to the pool by a little stream that flows through the apartments. Each villa has an open floor plan featuring a separate sitting area, bedroom, bathroom, and open patio. Open-air baths and a gorgeous waterfall shower. There were no glass or doors. Each villa is exceptionally secluded while also being open and roomy because of the way they are constructed. Many African woods, craftsmanship, and antiques were incorporated into our décor, giving it a beautifully opulent rustic vibe.
Lupita Island specializes in leisure trips to secluded, romantic islands. A fitting conclusion to a thrilling safari or as a stand-alone location for a romantic retreat or special occasion. Includes beverages and dishes with an ethnic theme. Wonderful spa services to pamper the senses, kayaking and snorkeling around the amazingly clear underwater boulders to observe the vividly colored cichlids, handline fishing with a local fisherman, sunset cruises, and beach buffets on a picture-perfect deserted beach are just a few of the activities available. Lupita Island is the ideal location if you’re hoping to unwind for a few days away from the throng while still having access to a variety of entertaining activities on Lake Tanganyika. Working closely with the people that we choose, good values are visible in their amicable professionalism, adding a further positive element to an already wonderful experience. We take pride in providing our guests with exemplary service and going above and beyond when necessary.
Lupita Island is a great place for romance. It is ideal for small, private gatherings as well as big family gatherings for weddings or other events. Our group events are the ideal blend of beautiful setting and private occasions, with only 10 private villas distributed over the island’s slopes. It enables us to concentrate on every little aspect of the celebration, including specific champagne demands, unusual food requests, and custom tours. All of our services are tailored since we collaborate closely with the group’s organizer to take into account every necessity.
Due to the open plunge pools on the verandas and the height of the balconies in the villas, we do not permit children under the age of seven on Lupita Island. However, both of these amenities provide a little something extra to the stay for your event for all of the grownups.
Arrive at the private airport for Lupita Island, which is located on the mainland beside a lake. Lake Tanganyika is beautiful and uncrowded with tourists. Staff from Lupita will have cool beverages and face cloths waiting for you at the airstrip. After a 10-minute boat ride to our Lupita jetty, which is only 5 minutes from the airport, we will be waiting with golf carts to take you to the center of Lupita Island and to the main lobby, where you can check in and enjoy some complimentary beverages.
Once you arrive, you may fully unwind before enjoying a lovely lunch with your favorite South African wine. Our meals take into account the fantastic fish that Lake Tanganyika has to offer. Afternoon at leisure: relax by the pool, go swimming in the lake, go kayaking or snorkeling, or simply lay on the beach, depending on your mood.
Every evening, you’ll be greeted in the main area or invited to the boma to have a fireside cocktail and some munchies. A four-course meal is offered for dinner by candlelight, and our wine servers serve a variety of wines. You will be brought to your roomy villas to sleep on down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets as the evening comes to a close. The villas are designed with ethnic influences to provide a taste of rustic luxury and a lovely ambiance.
If preferred, have coffee or tea served to your room each morning so you can enjoy it at your leisure on your verandah or from the comfort of your bed while admiring the stunning lake views that emerge as the sun rises.
A new experience awaits you every day. We can accommodate all of them, from our wedding packages to your unique special occasion. Your entire stay on Lupita Island will be meticulously taken care of; even if you arrive as a stranger, you’ll leave as a friend.
WHAT TO DO
The island is breathtakingly lovely and prehistorically lush. Relax at the main pool while sipping your preferred cocktail. Swim, kayak, or snorkel in the lake. Join a sundowner cruise to see the most breathtaking sunsets while swimming in a mile of pristine water in one of the world’s cleanest lakes. Try an optional activity, such as a soothing spa treatment with a view or kayaking through the water with a water guide.
Water activities, swimming, village excursions, nature hikes, gym workouts, and lounging on isolated beaches serve as a prelude to elegant dinners and carefree nights spent under the stars. Play some pool, table tennis, darts, or futsal in our well-equipped games room that is separate from the main area while mingling with other guests at the dhow bar while sipping your favorite cocktail.
Join us for an exciting afternoon on a deserted beach, complete with a scrumptious cold buffet, ice-cold beverages, and mouthwatering wines. Playing games on the beach and snorkeling around the amazing rocks covered in gorgeous, colorful fish, many of which are only found on our island,
For a dip and a cool drink at our beach bar, stroll down to our beach. Do as little or as much as you like. Rustic luxury and pure, straightforward enjoyment are what you’ll remember most about Lupita Island.
At the highest point of the island, Lupita’s open eating area enjoys cooling winds. The serene atmosphere and breathtaking lake vista are pleasing to the eye, but our selection of fresh fish, including succulent grilled Nile perch and a beautifully seasoned Kuwe, satisfy the palate. Modern African cuisine is one of our chefs’ specialties. It is always served with one of our delectable desserts and is made with fresh, regional ingredients.
On one of the days, we’ll set up a catered banquet on the sand as a special treat for everyone. We may set up an intimate dinner for two in your room or by the pool. Dine outside on the main pool deck while admiring the incredible canopy of stars. There are seldom more than 28 people on the island at once, so dining is always a special occasion.
We offer three- or four-course dinners in our inviting open-air restaurant, which has a gorgeous thatched dining area with candlelight at night. Lunch or dinner can be served at the bar or by the pool for a more relaxed occasion.
The 10 individually designed cottages at Lupita Island Resort each have an open veranda where guests can enjoy the stunning lake and mountain vistas, cool breezes, and unforgettable sunsets. The property aims to leave as little of an environmental footprint as possible as it is dotted among a tropical forest of local trees. Our two-bedroom, two-bath family suite is 2500 square feet, while our smallest cottages are 1800 square feet.
The resort’s design includes sloping roofs thatched from regional grasses, and each room has an open-air lakeshore so you can take in the scenery and the lake breeze. The cares of life simply vanish as you unwind in one of our calming waterfall showers. Each villa has a bar and a sizable living space, which is perfect for entertaining or unwinding, as well as bathtubs and plunge pools on the deck or terrace.
During your time on Lupita Island, you may enjoy spacious living in each of our opulent cottages. Open concept, completely private, with a sizable bathroom and an outdoor bath with a waterfall shower. There is a king bed or two extra-large single beds in the premium cottages. For a family of four, they can add bunk beds or two smaller children’s beds. When you want to unwind alone or with your spouse, sip a cool wine from your private bar in your sitting room while resting next to your plunge pool. All with breathtaking lake views to thrill while on Tanzania Safaris
A secluded family cottage with two bedrooms and two baths is available at Lupita Island Resort. It is larger than the deluxe cottages and features a bedroom with a King-sized bed and its own bathroom, as well as a separate sleeping area for children with its own bathroom. A sizable open-plan living area with a bar, a balcony outside, and a plunge pool. For those special evenings when families may want to celebrate something special in the luxury of their own suite, meals can be carried and served by waiters to the cottage.