The universally praised Lake Shore Lodge & Campsite has beach chalets with a lovely open ‘African Zen’ design incorporating shells, sand, ropes, flowers and sun-bleached wood – it's an oasis of barefoot luxury. If this is outside your budget it also has garden bandas, which are a low-key version of the chalets, and camping with spotless bathrooms – something, indeed, for everyone.
There are enough activities to keep you busy for days: kayaking on the lake, quad biking, mountain biking, diving (it’s the only PADI-certified operation on the lake), snorkelling, village tours, island dinners, massages, yoga deck, jacuzzi and more. It's great to combine a trip to the lodge with a trip to Katavi and/or Mahale Mountains national parks. Staff can take you to both using their own vehicles and boats (contact them for current itineraries and details). Best of all, the hosts are fantastic at making you feel right at home. You won't want to leave.
With a private beach area and a garden, Lake Shore Lodge provides free WiFi and is set in Kipili, 2.6 km from Lakeshore Geocache. Some units have a terrace and/or a balcony with garden views. At the lodge you will find a restaurant serving International cuisine. Gluten-free and vegan options can also be requested. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Lake Shore Lodge, while cycling and hiking can be enjoyed nearby.
Bar is closed from Tue 15 Jan 2019 until Fri 15 Mar 2019
Hot tub/jacuzzi is closed from Tue 15 Jan 2019 until Fri 15 Mar 2019
Spa/wellness centre is closed from Tue 15 Jan 2019 until Fri 15 Mar 2019
Restaurant is closed from Tue 15 Jan 2019 until Fri 15 Mar 2019