Activities

At Kisampa there is a lot to do and see. We have all sorts of activities for all sorts of people. All our activities are listed below,
so have a look and see if there is something for you.

Canoe Safaris

Canoeing 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 fibreglass Canadian style canoes piloted by a river guide. 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

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, leopard, civet cat, hyena and water-buck.  You may see the animals themselves if you go early and are 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.

Fishing

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 pleasant 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.

At the Camp

Relaxing around the camp – FREE

Game viewing from camp – we see herd of elephant, buffalo and waterbuck from the bar at Kisampa – FREE

Birding around Kisampa – FREE

Plunge pool at Kisampa – FREE

Nature trail – FREE

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).