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Impala fly-camp
Impala fly-camp
Impala fly-camp
Impala fly-camp
Impala fly-camp
Impala fly-camp
Impala fly-camp

Impala fly-camp: Our full report

If you are staying at Impala Camp for more than a few nights, then adventurous travellers should consider ...

... fly-camping as an option.

If you opt for a night's fly-camping, then you'll head out into the bush in the afternoon with a 4WD vehicle and guide - exploring further into Nyerere National Park - before arriving at the fly-camping site in the late afternoon.

There you'll probably find your chef starting to make dinner – and pre-dinner drinks are always to hand. If you'd like a bush shower, then it'll be filled with hot water for you – whilst there's also a long drop bush toilet, complete with sit-down throne and a wooden seat. Nearby you'll find the bucket sink, with a soap and towel provided.

Dinner's cooked over the fire, but you'll sit down at a lovely table with crockery, cutlery and glasses for it – and then perhaps retire to sit around the camp fire with a drink.

When you're ready to sleep, you'll retire to your own dome tent. These are reasonably-sized with comfortable double camp beds, bedding, pillows and a clothes rail. There's even a lockable chest, as well as a torch provided. There's plenty of space, but they're designed primarily for you to sleep in – not to lounge around during the day. The roof of each tent can be rolled back to leave only insect-proof gauze netting, and a clear view of the night sky, in all its glory.

You'll probably be woken by the dawn light and chorus of birds – a great way to wake up – and then continue your safari after a hearty breakfast around the fire.


Our view

For an adventurous addition to your safari we highly recommend a night of fly-camping. This is a great way to experience nature, staying in a small dome tent surrounded by the sights and sounds of the bush.

Jessica Plumb

Jessica Plumb

Country manager: Tanzania

Geographics

Location
Nyerere National Park, Tanzania
Ideal length of stay
1-2 nights
Accessible by

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Full Board & Activities

Special interests

Birdwatching
Heading out fly-camping gives you the option of exploring deeper into the park to find a wider variety of bird-life. Whilst birdwatching in Nyerere National Park you may see a range of birds, from malachite kingfishers to African fish eagles.
See ideas for Birdwatching

Children

Attitude towards children
Property’s age restrictions
Children under the age of 12yrs cannot fly-camp
Special activities & services
None
Equipment
None

Communications

Communications
You will be in the middle of the bush so should consider yourself out of contact. Though there will be a radio for communication with Impala Camp.
TV & radio
None

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
Yes
Medical care
The guides are first aid trained and in an emergency will radio to Impala Camp.
Dangerous animals
High Risk
Security measures
The guides at the camp are all armed.
Fire safety
There is a fire extinguisher at the camp.

Activities

  • 4WD Safari

    4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

    Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

    Boat trip

  • Fishing

    Fishing

  • Fly-camping

    Fly-camping

  • Guided walking safari

    Guided walking safari

Extras

Disabled access
Not Possible
Laundry facilities
No Laundry Facilities
Money
Money isn't needed here - any purchases can be done at Impala Camp.
Accepted payment on location
No money is needed here.

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