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.
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.
Country manager: Tanzania
- Nyerere National Park, Tanzania
- Ideal length of stay
- 1-2 nights
- Accessible by
Food & drink
- Usual board basis
- Full Board & Activities
- Dining style
- Individual Tables
- Dining locations
- Outdoor Dining
- Further dining info, including room service
- No - you are in the middle of the bush
- Drinks included
- Tea/coffee and filtered water are included, other drinks are extra.
- 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
- Attitude towards children
- Property’s age restrictions
- Children under the age of 12yrs cannot fly-camp
- Special activities & services
- 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
Health & safety
- Malarial protection recommended
- 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.
Guided walking safari
- Disabled access
- Not Possible
- Laundry facilities
- No Laundry Facilities
- 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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