Greystoke Mahale

Greystoke Mahale: Information from the owner

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Type Lodge
Last updated 4-Sep-2014

Main description of Greystoke Mahale

Greystoke Mahale: Facilities

Property facilities Library
Room facilities Deck, En-Suite, Lounge Area, Pure Cotton Linen, Shower, Verandah
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Boating, Canoeing, Catch-and-release Fishing, Fishing, Game Viewing, Walks

Room types at Greystoke Mahale

Greystoke thatched rooms

Greystoke thatched rooms

The six rooms at Greystoke are entirely in-keeping with the setting. When Roland Purcell established his camp here, he was conscious of the responsibility of ensuring a light footprint. Built of thatch and salvaged dhow wood, each of the open-fronted rooms is tucked into the treeline, almost invisible to the passing fishermen in their small canoes. The rooms all have verandahs and an upstairs chill-out lounge with views across the white sand to the vastness of Lake Tanganyika. The rooms are open-fronted with great canvas drapes which can be closed in the event of a storm. The twin or double beds nestle beneath a canopied net. A dressing area leads on to an en-suite bathroom. There's running water here, with a boiler that is lit on request to preserve energy, and a flush loo. The rich foliage that gives the camp such character can be enjoyed while you are showering in privacy.