Canoing on the Wami River takes you along a meandering shallow river of crocodiles and hippos, lined by pristine riverine forest. Naturally a good opportunity for birders We use fiberglass canoes piloted by a river guide, and also have a small motor boat that will soon be offering longer trips. Your canoe safari can include a bush lunch on the riverbank.
Guided Walking Safaris
A short walking safari out on the plains of the conservancy is a great way to see all the small things of the bush. A walking safari at Kisampa has all the same things to look at as a walking safari in the major game parks, so it’s an idea way to start your safari.
Mountain biking around Kisampa is an adventure with great scenery and some great hills – we also have tracks suitable for children. As there are elephants and buffalo in the conservancy biking must be accompanied by guide. You can bring your own bikes or bikes are available for hire.
Hiking, Birding & Tracking
There are numerous hikes available around the around the conservancy which we can adapt to suite your particular needs. (½ day, full day or several days).
Trail length varies from the shortest walk of approximately 5km look around the Kopje on which Kisampa sits to a 50km 3 day hike. We also have loops of 8km and 13 km On these hikes you are likely to see numerous tracks and signs including: elephant, buffalo, civet cat, hyena and water-buck. You may see the animals themselves if you go early and re very quiet – however as the conservancy is only 12 years old the animals are still shy. You will also see numerous bird species and spectacular views as you walk.
At the Camp
Relaxing around the camp – FREE
Game viewing from camp – we see herd of elephant, buffalo and waterbuck from the bar.
Birding around Kisampa – FREE
Nature trail – FREE
Relax beside the Wami river with cool box and watch the world go by over cold beer as you fish for tilapia, tiger fish and catfish. Bring your own rods or borrow from the camp or fish by traditional local methods. We even teach people how to use thorn trees to make hooks in case of a a survival situation.
Saadani National Park
Enjoy a full day game driving in Saadani National Park. Though not known for it’s abundance of wildlife, Saadani has become more populated in recent years, and provides a peasant opportunity to explore another park and see more antelopes like bushbuck and waterbuck than other parks. The presence of the beach gives Saadani a unique feel.
Village Tour and Community Project Visit
Visit the nearby village to get a glimpse of the lives of the local people and learn how the conservancy cooperates with the village. This is a short car ride can or you can cycle (half day).