Star Rating:


Kisampa Camp  Hot
Hotels 5 Green Stars
Eco Stars: 5 star
Stars: unrated
Location: Africa
Country: Tanzania

Kisampa Camp

Kisampa is a family run, permanent camp in a private conservation sanctuary bordering the unique, coastal, Saadani National Park. The ecofriendly camp accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 “star gazer” bungalows.

The bungalows allow wide visibility of the immense African night sky and stunning bush views whilst providing complete protection from insects and the elements. Each bungalow has its own private, unique and natural bathroom, with wood heated, camp style bucket shower and waterless composting toilet set into the surrounding tropical bush.

Meals are fixed menu, wholesome and nutritious, drawing on fresh local produce, dishes and flavours. Kisampa offers peace and seclusion and is perfect for walking. It is particularly noted for viewing primates, birds and butterflies. A wide variety of other activities are also offered including vehicle wildlife safaris (on the property and into the adjoining Saadani National Park), night wildlife drives, river safaris, canoe trips, fishing, village visits and aerial scenic flights.

Kisampa is the result of a partnership between the villagers in the southern part of the Saadani ecosystem and Sanctuary Tanzania Limited. This socially and environmentally responsible partnership aims to conserve the pristine environment on the southwestern borders of the Saadani National Park for future generations of Tanzanians, whilst also providing meaningful reward to the communities.

Whilst you enjoy this untouched wilderness you can take pleasure that your presence is directly assisting the communities through direct employment and levies that Sanctuary Tanzania pays to the village, in order to assist with their social projects.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★★ (5)

Energy Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - All lighting is solar powered with minimal energy usage LED technology. Path lighting is by kerosene lantern and is switched off straight after guests retire at night. A diesel generator powers heavy power requirements such as refrigeration. This is only on for 4 hours per day and charges a bank of deep cycle marine batteries which is the power source for refrigeration after this. We have also started a biofuel project with our local community. We provided Jatropha Circa seeds. They are growing the plants – the seeds will be pressed for oil. We will buy and use this organic oil as a replacement for diesel. Our community will also use the oil in their machinery as well, making our community hopefully self sufficient for it’s energy needs.

Water Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - We have a rain water harvesting system off our camp roofing. This is put through water filters and generally used for drinking and cooking. This reduces our need to buy water and reduces our plastic water bottle waste. Laundry and shower water is pumped from the river into settling tanks. Shower water is lifted by hand ( providing employment) into 20 litre shower buckets as our guest accommodation is not plumbed. Guests are advised on arrival on limiting water use. They are advised to “ get wet and switch the water supply off to lather up and the rinse off” . Our toilets are waterless composting toilets requiring no water at all. We don’t have gardens requiring watering as we prohibit non indigenous plants in the conservation area. Therefore no plant watering is done. Waste water flows through natural sand filtration beds.

Disposal Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - We are trialling organic waste to generate methane for cooking. Currently organic waste is composted separate from inorganic waste. All glass ware and tins is offered to the local community to be used again as storage containers. One specific glass container is recycled as we use to sell our honey that we produce. Any other waste is incinerated at high temperature and disposed of in a deep sealed pit. Staff are well versed in our waste disposal policy which is written into our environmental policy.

Eco-Active Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - A primary selling point of our camp is our conservation and social responsibility agenda. Both staff and guests are made aware of this and are encouraged to see it first hand.

Protection Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - The basic premise of our business is to protect an environmentally vulnerable area on behalf of our local community and to generate revenue to be able to do this. We also help our community find solutions to their sustainable development by giving them alternatives to the current exploitation of resources. 100% of our current staff are from local community. We buy heavily from local producers and service providers. All our building was done by local artisans, using local materials. Even roads, dams and airstrip were dug by hand to put money straight into local hands.

Contact Details

Kisampa Camp
Office Address:
PO Box 23000, Oysterbay,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Physical Address:
Saadani National Park, Tanzania
+255 753 005 442
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