Kisampa is a simple yet comfortable ecologically sensitive camp in a privately owned and run community conservancy near the Tanzania coast, north of Dar es Salaam. The camp is situated on a ridge overlooking the floodplains of the Wami River, just to the south of the Saadani National Park. The camp has been specially set up to help provide a way for the local people to develop a skills-based cash economy at the same time as protecting their beautiful natural surroundings.
Accommodation & Facilities
Kisampa has just five open sided thatched bandas, all of which were constructed by the recently trained local workforce using locally sourced materials. Each banda is located to take advantage of the breeze, and also the beautiful views from the hilltop. The spacious rooms all have large beds, hammocks, an outside bucket shower, and a composting eco toilet. The camp also has a large pavilion which serves as a lounge and dining room, although meals are eaten outside whenever possible. There is also a small living room area to offer guests a little more privacy.
Wildlife & Activities
Kisampa has plenty to offer its guests, activities here include game drives, guided walks, canoeing on the Wami River, bush picnics, bird-watching, visits to Matipwili village, visits to local bee keeping projects, and day trips into the neighboring Saadani National Park where game viewing boat trips, game drives and beach picnics are possible. All the staff employed at the camp are from the local village Matipwili, and for many it is their first ever job, and they are very proud of their achievements and of their village, and therefore always keen to welcome visitors to their homes.
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