(Minimum 4 persons)

Christmas dates: 22-29th Dec 2017

or New Year dates: 27th Dec 2017 – 3rd Jan 2018

2 nights katavi, 5 nights Lupita Island Resort at Christmas or New Year 2017-18

Day 1: (22nd Dec or 27th Dec 2017)

Fly from Dar es Salaam or Kilmanjaro to Mwanza where your air charter flight will be waiting to take you from Mwanza to Katavi. You will be collected from the airstrip by an experienced driver guide and 4 x 4 safari vehicle and transferred to Katavi wildlife camp on the edge of the Chada plains.

Katavi is the fourth largest park in Tanzania. Little visited and remote, it is a haven for animals. Thick bush and open grassy plains, diverse and unique. Famous for its hippos and crocodiles as they lie in the marshy swamps or along the many river banks Katavi is known for. Western Tanzania is a wild and unspoilt area just waiting to be discovered.

2 wonderful nights in Katavi Wildlife camp, which has views as far as the eye can see, animals lazing in the sun or drinking at the water holes. Spend a full day in the bush with lunch and cold drinks, or lunch in camp, depending on the order of the day. Evenings restfully spent around a roaring fire, followed by dinner and bed in a luxury en suite tent. Rarely visited by tourists, Katavi National Park is a fantastic haven for spotting animals whilst alone and undisturbed.

Overnight Katavi Wildlife Camp (2 nights)


Days 3 - 8: (from 24th Dec or 29th Dec for 5 nights)

Early morning breakfast and a leisurely three hour drive to Kipili and to Lupita island and your grand finale to your wonderful African experience.              

Transfer by boat to the Island only 10 minutes away. Relaxation and plenty of activities await you.

Lupita Island rises up out of the pristine sapphire waters of historic Lake Tanganyika in the remote southwestern region of Tanzania.






Each breath-taking villa is one of just 10 sumptuous open-air suites perched high on the hillside, delivering peace and ultra-comfort. Meditate by the stream that runs through the suite or wade into a personal plunge pool. Water-sports, swimming, a village visit, nature walks, a work out in the gym, a game of pool, relaxing on deserted beaches are a preface to fine dining and blissful evenings under the stars in our boma, or sit in the dhow bar sipping favourite cocktails.


The island is prehistorically lush, extraordinarily private. On our 110 acres of privacy you are free to laze by the pool and order a favourite cocktail to enjoy with a good book from our library. Visit the spa, or have a private massage alone or with a partner in our spa with a view.



Snorkel, swim or take out a kayak alone or with a water guide into the pristine waters. Join us on one of our boats for sundowners and observe the most spectacular sunsets. Swim in a mile of water and drink the water while swimming, this is still one of the cleanest lakes in the world.

Join us for a fun filled afternoon on a deserted beach with a sumptuous cold buffet, ice cold drinks and delicious wines. Beach games and snorkeling around the fascinating rocks found just below the surface, crowded with beautiful colourful fish, many exclusively found around our island. Climb among groups of huge boulders, or walk down to our beach for a swim, a refreshing drink at our beach bar. Skip stones from the sand. Let our guide be an escort on a wonderful invigorating kayak or snorkeling excursion around the island and beyond.

Lupita island is an experience that will stay with you forever... rustic luxury and unadulterated pleasure.


Day 8: (29th Dec 2017 or 3rd Jan 2018)

Air Charter flight from Lupita to Mwanza and your connection to Dar or Kilimanjaro for onward journey.


retail rate US$ 6230 per person sharing a double or twin room (minimum 4 guests)



  • Full board Accommodation

  • Services of a driver guide and 4 x 4 shared safari vehicle

  • All Daily Park fees, Concession fees in Katavi

  • Flights and road and boat transfers as per itinerary

  • Plus included on Lupita:

All non motorised water sports, optional visit to deserted monastery, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, tea/coffee, laundry, fully equipped gym + games room.

Enjoy a sundowner cruise on Christmas Eve or New Years Eve with cocktails and alcoholic beverages of your choice and canapes, swim off the boat in a mile of water.

Plus on Christmas day or New Years day join us for a fun filled beach day, snorkeling and kayaking and a fully catered buffet lunch with celebration sparkling wines and alcoholic beverages of your choice.


  • Alcoholic and soft drinks (except for cruise and buffet as above)

  • Spa treatments

  • Fishing with gear and speed boat

  • Motorised water sports

  • Hotels before or after itineraries

  • Any extras requested in all destinations not mentioned on itinerary.

  • International Flights

  • Medical Evacuation, Travel Insurance, we advise you to take out fully comprehensive travel insurance

  • Visas, there is an additional visa cost of US$ 50 (EU and UK) or US$100 (USA) per person which is payable on arrival in Tanzania.

  • Tips, we recommend $12 to $20 USD per guest per day in camps, off course depending on the quality of the service you receive

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions



  • Please request child rates

Bookings & cancellations:

  • 30% deposit required for confirmation of all bookings

  • Balance to be paid 60 days or more prior to arrival.

  • 60 days or more notice: forfeit deposit only

  • Less than 60 days’ notice: forfeit deposit + 30%

  • Less than 30 days’ notice: forfeit deposit + 100%


PLEASE NOTE ALL RATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. This would only be due to a change in government taxes or flight price fluctuations which would be beyond our control.

If the properties in the itinerary are not available at time of booking, we may change to items of a similar quality and standard, with suitable adjustment in cost.



Booking Contact: info@lupitaisland.com

Web:  LupitaIsland-AdventureCamps    and Lupitaisland.com  

Tel: +255 784 278 639    or +44 207 078 0295     Facebook


Lupita Island Resort has 10 strategically placed private cottages, set on a private island in Lake Tanganyika.  Built for relaxation, the ambience lends itself to days of lazing by the pool, kayaking around the 110-acre island, snorkeling or diving in the pristine waters amongst the hundreds of species of cichlids or fishing with a hand line. Relax in our spa with a treatment of your choice. Lie by your own private plunge pool, cocktail in hand and a good book. Lupita Island is an experience you will never forget.

Lupita-katavi 7 days Christmas or new year 2017-18