Kungwe Beach Lodge: Set deep in the heart of the African interior on a stretch of secluded golden beach, Kungwe Beach Lodge is the perfect blend of comfort and luxury in a romantic setting.

10 light spacious safari rooms, furnished in imitation of the surrounding lakeside Villages, have been strategically placed at the edge of the cooling forest canopy of the Mahale Mountains National park. All rooms are under thatch on raised platforms and have a private deck providing views of Lake Tanganyika and the beach. The main deck is shaped like a dhow boat and contains the central dining and lounge facilities. All guest rooms are within easy walking distance along the beach to the main lounge and dining areas.

 Greystoke Mahale: a unique, high-end camp that sits on a white-sand beach overlooking Lake Tanganyika’s clear waters inside the remote Mahale Mountains National Park.

The 6 bandas at Greystoke Mahale are set further back from the beach and nestled into the vegetation. They’re well-spaced out with a good degree of privacy, and all face towards the. Each double-story banda is broadly the same: they’re completely open at the front, no doors or zips at all – although there are heavy curtains which can be pulled across and secured to the floor if you want a little more privacy. The main frame of each banda is made of wooden poles and bamboo blinds, with a tall makuti thatch roof.

The large four-poster bed stands in the centre of the room, swathed in a mosquito net. It looks out onto a small decking area, furnished with a couple of sunloungers and a small writing desk. The bedside tables have solar lamps, which work 24 hours a day. Behind the bed, there’s a dressing area with a lockable trunk, some space to hang your clothes and a selection of toiletries. And, at the far back of the banda, is the en-suite bathroom with a flush toilet, shower and sink.

From the boat safari service, you can take a nature cruise along the shore and enjoy the beautiful view of the water body.