Lupita Island

| Tanzania | Kipili | Lake Tanganyika |
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Completed in 2005, 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 second oldest and second deepest lake in the world, this 130-acre private island resort has eleven lavishly decorated, thatched-roof living spaces and two family cottages that have been strategically positioned to offer both privacy and breathtaking, uninterrupted views of Africa’s second largest lake.

Lupita Island offers welcome luxury after your days in the bush. A three-hour flight southwest from the Serengeti, it is the ideal venue for retreats or milestone celebrations such as anniversaries, honeymoons, birthdays, and graduations. Private island rental is also available.

The shimmering waters and sandy beaches make Lupita Island the perfect complement to an adventurous African safari. Enjoy a variety of water sports and excursions to tiny, virtually undiscovered local villages or simply soak in the tranquil beauty of the island from the privacy of your open-air room. Fun and relaxation are the rule here, and it is the ideal way to end a vacation before heading back to the real world.



Cooling breezes flow through Lupita’s dining room, which sits at the highest point of the island. The calm ambiance and extraordinary view of the lake delights the eye, and the menu of fresh fish – delicious grilled Nile perch and a creatively seasoned Kuwe straight from the lake – that satisfies the palate. The chefs specialize in modern African cuisine, prepared with fresh local ingredients and always accompanied by our delicious desserts.

Lunches are packed for excursions, while an elaborate picnic buffet is set up right on th...

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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 take you to the underwater world of Lake Tanganyika, which teems wi...

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Local Cultural Experience

There are two small, traditional African villages close to Lupita Island that represent unique opportunities to experience village life unchanged over the centuries.

A vigorous one-hour walk away to an adjoining island, guests can visit a traditional African fishing village. Meeting the residents, seeing how they live and work, and interacting with the children is an unforgettable experience. A half-hour boat ride away, there is another village with a weekly market where Lupita Island chefs purchase fresh fish and produce. Other than ...

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The 13 villas are spacious and exquisitely appointed. The smallest ones are 1800 square feet and the two-bedroom, two-bath family suites are 2400 square feet. The resort design features undulating roofs thatched from local grasses, and the lakeside of each room is completely open-air, so you can enjoy the lake breeze and soak in your natural surroundings. As you relax under the powerful waterfall showers, with bathroom walls open to nature, life’s stresses simply melt away. Each villa includes bathtubs or plunge pools on either the deck or terrace, as well as a bar and large living area, ideal for relaxation or entertaining.

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