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Malagarasi is a great example for 'Sustainable Tourism'

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Nowhere else in Africa offers that degree of exclusivity! For the traveller seeking out the perfect, pristine magical experience – exclusively to yourself – then this is it! Access is by private charter flight only. This seems quite fitting for such a remote area.

Fly low over green, lush vegetation and palm trees. This is a relatively new region, consisting of over 2 million acres, over which you, the traveller, has exclusive use.

On driving to the camp, one is instantly reminded of what an interesting and special area this really is. From the rare and unique species such as the Coke’s hartebeest, the eland, plentiful reedbuck (uncommon in other parts of Africa), sable and roan antelope – as well as the rare, beautiful and elusive sitatunga – one immediately understands what a privilege it is to be part of this sacred region.

The camp is just perfect in every way. A simple bush camp, it offers all the luxury one requires and each tent overlooks the mighty Malagarasi River. The best activities take place on the Malagarasi River – plying the main waterway. Here one can undertake a myriad of experiences. In fact, we say – spend a week, because this is what it will take to exhaust all on offer and in any event, it is such a special area that nobody will want to leave within that time!


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Fly fishing for tiger fish is a fantastic past time and the sunsets are unbeatable! The birdlife is simply phenomenal – and float past heronries and other trees filled with open billed storks, black storks, African Fish Eagles and a number of other birds. But one can also see (and hear) large prides of lion and elephant.

See the palm nut vultures flying to the Borassus palms for their nightly roost, and Crowned Eagles of various descriptions. Walk in the marshes one day – a fabulous experience – searching for the elusive sitatunga antelope and the extraordinary Shoe Bill stork!

One day, go fly camping. Assume the task of pioneer and take a canoe through the narrow, papyrus lined channels to Katalika Island – where a fly camp can be erected. Spend the night here and wake to the cacophony of bird calls in the forest and go for a bird walk in the morning. Later, take the boat back along the channels, birds rising just in front of you – and perhaps see sitatunga along the way. See the local Burundi people who are farming their large herds of cattle on the land. Perhaps go for another game drive one afternoon.

So what would be the draw here? Exclusivity, both in terms of having a camp and an enormous area all to yourself; a vastness that is hard to find elsewhere in Africa, a sense of the primeval, the untouched, and a fabulous array of different wildlife and incredible birdlife!

The river – the experiences. And, to the right person, what would be the biggest draw, is what the owners of this company put back into conservation and anti-poaching every year – in all the regions they support in Tanzania.

This is a labour of love – a region where a deep passion to keep the wild remains, in a sustainable manner in conjunction with the local communities. This is a template – of what we need to do to succeed in the rest of Africa – and every penny you spend here goes directly into their anti-poaching and educational funds – to support the future of wildlife in Africa. Now, who can argue with that?

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