Learn all about the weather, visa, electricity etc below.

FAQ

WEATHER

Lupita Island is open all year round. The temperature is relatively constant throughout the year, averaging 25-29 °C in the daytime and 18-23°C at night. Rainy season runs from mid-March to mid-May and November to January.  

VISAS

Visitors from many countries can purchase a visa on arrival at the airport ($50 single entry / US Citizens pay $100), which is valid 90 days. Make sure you have enough cash in pounds, euros, dollars or another popular currency. Check with your local Embassy / High Commission before departure.

ELECTRICITY

A 240V-50Hz solar system provides our power in the daytime. At night, we use a battery inverter. Suites have power 24 hours a day but the system is delicate and a vital part of our infrastructure so we do ask that unusual electrical equipment is approved by management before use. We provide special hair dryers for use in the rooms.   

HEALTH

All our water comes directly from the lake – it is extremely clean and meets international hotel standards. However, we do not advise drinking the tap water and provide drinking water in each room.  Malaria prophylaxis is advised, with Malarone the most popular option.  Travellers arriving from a Yellow Fever area will require proof of vaccination to enter Tanzania. We encourage guests to contribute $30 towards the Flying Doctor service to cover any eventuality during their stay.   Although we have medical kits we always suggest bringing your own medical kit in case there are medications of your choice that are not available here in Tanzania.

ECOLOGY

We are careful to avoid using detergent soaps at the resort.  Eco-friendly soaps are provided in the bathrooms.  

COMMUNICATION

Internet access is via satellite – there is limited wifi connection in the main areas of the lodge. Mobile phones are able to pick up a signal – roaming charges can be significant.

PAYMENTS

Cash and Visa cards are all accepted. Although credit cards can sometimes be problematic it is a good idea to use cash for any small purchases you might want to make.

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