Greystoke Camp, Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania
Greystoke Camp is situated on an idyllic white beach on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.
The six dhow-wood bandas have deep chairs, comfy beds, tin wash basins and buckets for washing the sand off your feet. Bathrooms are in the trees with hot showers on request, flush toilets, and basins with running water. From dawn to dusk Greystoke Camp is enchanting. It's the sort of place where spectacular sunsets and shooting stars seem only natural, and it's easy to escape totally from the outside world.
Most days begin as trackers lead you into the forest in search of chimpanzees before descending to the camp again for a light lunch. In the afternoons you have the option of nature walks in the forest or lazing around and fishing from an ancient dhow. Returning to camp, a deck next to the bar offers a perfect view of the sun setting over the distant Congo, and dinner is served under the towering thatch of the central hut. Afterwards a campfire in the sand is the perfect place to sit and count the stars.