Lake Tanganyika’s waters are clear and calm, providing the ultimate setting for water sports activities.

Activities

Lupita Island is an ideal place to relax and recharge before heading back into the real world, so the schedule is open here, allowing guests to spend the days however they like.  There are many choices to do as much or as little as is desired.

Lake Tanganyika’s waters are clear and calm, providing the ultimate setting for water sport activities. Kayaks and canoes are available to guests to explore beaches around the islands. Snorkeling and PADI-certified scuba diving is available to take you to the underwater world of Lake Tanganyika, teeming with hundreds of species of cichlids found nowhere else on earth.  

In addition to the water, one can lounge on the beach or by the pool, which includes a full bar.  Our spa is perched high on the hill so one can enjoy a relaxing massage, balmy breezes and an amazing lake view.  A fitness center is available for those requiring a more traditional workout, and the games room offers table tennis, pool, darts and other games.  Don’t forget to shop for souvenirs at our gift shop!

Many guests choose to spend their time luxuriating in their “rooms-without-walls”. Basking in the sun, relaxing in their personal plunge pool and taking in views of the lake a wonderful way to experience the beauty and tranquility of Lupita Island, balmy breezes and an amazing lake view.

Kayaking

Our two-man kayaks make a great way to explore the island from a different perspective, with amazing visibility into the depths. Deserted beaches are just 15 minutes away. Why not paddle out with a picnic and a bottle of chilled wine and relax on your own private beach.  Keep an eye out for sea otters, an amazing sight and such interesting animals but very shy!

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Swimming & Snorkeling

Take off for a leisurely swim in the warm shallows or snorkel along one of the island’s many hidden coves teeming with brightly coloured cichlids native to the lake. Currents are minimal and the visibility excellent. Snorkeling and PADI-certified scuba diving is available to take you to the underwater world of Lake Tanganyika (to be booked well in advance of your stay with us)

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Boating

Winsor Rose is our grand old lady of the lake. The 46 ft cruise boat was built in the early 1980s and brought to Lake Tanganyika overland from Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe. Fish from the deck, dive into the mile-deep water, or simply enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails watching the sunset over the lake’s water. Ice cold drinks and canapes are brought to you by the boat stewards while you laze on board or swim in a mile of water off the bough. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the top decks while slowly making your way around the island.

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Fishing

Try your hand at fishing the old-fashioned way, with a handline and an oar accompanied by an expert local fisherman. Or, go all out on a speedboat and fish with the latest gear.

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Treks & Hikes

Walking trails on the island, and for the more ambitious there is an isthmus connecting Lupita to a neighboring island that is a wonderful example of a traditional fishing village.

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