Eye on the World: Tanzania

written by | Posted on September 26th, 2012

A group of giraffes near Palahala Camp drink from a water hole scattering a bevy of superb starlings, a blue bird of great beauty and speed.

A group of giraffes near Palahala Camp drink from a water hole scattering a bevy of superb starlings, a blue bird of great beauty and speed.

A herd of elephants approaching a water hole near Palahala Camp in Tanzania's Katavi Province, one of eastern Africa's richest game areas.

A herd of elephants approaching a water hole near Palahala Camp in Tanzania's Katavi Province, one of eastern Africa's richest game areas.

A herd of zebras runs through the bush at Palahala Camp, a remote luxury camp that exemplifies the meaning of glamour camping, or

A herd of zebras runs through the bush at Palahala Camp, a remote luxury camp that exemplifies the meaning of glamour camping, or "glamping."

A saddlebilled stork in Palahala Camp.

A saddlebilled stork in Palahala Camp.

A young girl at Ulwile Village near Lupita Island Lodge.

A young girl at Ulwile Village near Lupita Island Lodge.

An elephant and saddlebilled stork near a water hole at Palahala Camp, a tourist-free part of Africa in Tanzania's Katavi Province.

An elephant and saddlebilled stork near a water hole at Palahala Camp, a tourist-free part of Africa in Tanzania's Katavi Province.

Crowned cranes, Uganda's national bird and a frequent sight near Palahala Camp, a luxury retreat in Tanzania, is considered one of the most colorful and beautiful birds in the world.

Crowned cranes, Uganda's national bird and a frequent sight near Palahala Camp, a luxury retreat in Tanzania, is considered one of the most colorful and beautiful birds in the world.

Elephants and other wild game are frequent visitors to Palahala Camp to the delight of guests who enjoy their presence.

Elephants and other wild game are frequent visitors to Palahala Camp to the delight of guests who enjoy their presence.

Guests at Lupita Island have the rare chance to swim in Lake Tanganyika during lakefront picnics on what may be one Africa's most dramatic settings.

Guests at Lupita Island have the rare chance to swim in Lake Tanganyika during lakefront picnics on what may be one Africa's most dramatic settings.

Guests at Palahala Camp enjoy an outdoor meal. The camp is known for its delicious food and service.

Guests at Palahala Camp enjoy an outdoor meal. The camp is known for its delicious food and service.

A lone fisherman at dusk on Lake Tanganyika in front of Lupita Island Lodge.

A lone fisherman at dusk on Lake Tanganyika in front of Lupita Island Lodge.

The swimming pool area at Lupita Island Lodge overlooks Lake Tanganyika, one of Africa's most colorful and remote regions.

The swimming pool area at Lupita Island Lodge overlooks Lake Tanganyika, one of Africa's most colorful and remote regions.

Decorated entirely with art objects acquired from the region by Belinda Lithgow, wife of Lupita Island Resort's owner, the resort is one of the more tasteful in East Africa.

Decorated entirely with art objects acquired from the region by Belinda Lithgow, wife of Lupita Island Resort's owner, the resort is one of the more tasteful in East Africa.

Lupita Island Lodge consists of 14 guest villages splashed against the side of a hill over Lake Tangayika plus a large pavilion housing a sitting area, bar, dining room and even a private room for more intimate dinners.

Lupita Island Lodge consists of 14 guest villages splashed against the side of a hill over Lake Tangayika plus a large pavilion housing a sitting area, bar, dining room and even a private room for more intimate dinners.

Lupita Island Lodge's main sitting room is full of African art and knicknacks that capture the spirit of its remote location.

Lupita Island Lodge's main sitting room is full of African art and knicknacks that capture the spirit of its remote location.

Lupita Island Resort overlooks Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania, a 48-mile long natural wonder that reputedly holds eight percent of the world's fresh water. Here, residents of the nearby village of  Ulwile unload a skiff in front of the resort.

Lupita Island Resort overlooks Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania, a 48-mile long natural wonder that reputedly holds eight percent of the world's fresh water. Here, residents of the nearby village of Ulwile unload a skiff in front of the resort.

Every suite has a private plunge pool with spectacular views of Lake Tanganyika.

Every suite has a private plunge pool with spectacular views of Lake Tanganyika.

The interior of a luxury tent at Palahala Camp.

The interior of a luxury tent at Palahala Camp.

Dozens of hippopotamuses laze in a muddy pool near Palahala Camp in Tanzania.

Dozens of hippopotamuses laze in a muddy pool near Palahala Camp in Tanzania.

Palahala Camp consists of eight luxury tents with indoor showers, toilets and amenities. Its isolation is ideal for relaxation and game viewing.

Palahala Camp consists of eight luxury tents with indoor showers, toilets and amenities. Its isolation is ideal for relaxation and game viewing.

Scene from Ulwile Village on the island of the same name that can accessed through a narrow land bridge from Lupita Island in Tanzania.

Scene from Ulwile Village on the island of the same name that can accessed through a narrow land bridge from Lupita Island in Tanzania.

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So-called "Zebra Boats," depicting a fishing clan's symbol, on the waters of Lake Tanganyika.

Suites at Lupita Island Resort are open aired African-flavored retreats where solitude and comfort are its main selling points.

Suites at Lupita Island Resort are open aired African-flavored retreats where solitude and comfort are its main selling points.

Sunrise over Lake Tangayika as seen from Lupita Island Resort.

Sunrise over Lake Tangayika as seen from Lupita Island Resort.

The bathrooms at Lupita Island Lodge are ultra modern and artistic and the showers are fed from overhead rocks.

The bathrooms at Lupita Island Lodge are ultra modern and artistic and the showers are fed from overhead rocks.

The dining room at Lupita Island Lodge belies its rich Tanzanian roots.

The dining room at Lupita Island Lodge belies its rich Tanzanian roots.

The Livingstone Suite, one of the luxury lodges at Lupita Island, is a thoroughly private and secluded place ideal for guests seeking plush accommodations mixed with peacefulness.

The Livingstone Suite, one of the luxury lodges at Lupita Island, is a thoroughly private and secluded place ideal for guests seeking plush accommodations mixed with peacefulness.

The lounging area at Lupita Island Resort.

The lounging area at Lupita Island Resort.

Ulwile Village near Lupita Island Resort is home to about 1,000, mostly fishermen and their families.

Ulwile Village near Lupita Island Resort is home to about 1,000, mostly fishermen and their families.

A guest enjoys viewing elephants at Palahala Camp, one of Tanzania's most luxurious tent camps.

A guest enjoys viewing elephants at Palahala Camp, one of Tanzania's most luxurious tent camps.

Woman in Ulwile Village near Lupita Island Resort.

Woman in Ulwile Village near Lupita Island Resort.

A group of giraffes near Palahala Camp drink from a water hole scattering a bevy of superb starlings, a blue bird of great beauty and speed.A herd of elephants approaching a water hole near Palahala Camp in Tanzania's Katavi Province, one of eastern Africa's richest game areas.A herd of zebras runs through the bush at Palahala Camp, a remote luxury camp that exemplifies the meaning of glamour camping, or "glamping."A saddlebilled stork in Palahala Camp.A young girl at Ulwile Village near Lupita Island Lodge.An elephant and saddlebilled stork near a water hole at Palahala Camp, a tourist-free part of Africa in Tanzania's Katavi Province.Crowned cranes, Uganda's national bird and a frequent sight near Palahala Camp, a luxury retreat in Tanzania, is considered one of the most colorful and beautiful birds in the world.Elephants and other wild game are frequent visitors to Palahala Camp to the delight of guests who enjoy their presence.Guests at Lupita Island have the rare chance to swim in Lake Tanganyika during lakefront picnics on what may be one Africa's most dramatic settings.Guests at Palahala Camp enjoy an outdoor meal. The camp is known for its delicious food and service.A lone fisherman at dusk on Lake Tanganyika in front of Lupita Island Lodge.The swimming pool area at Lupita Island Lodge overlooks Lake Tanganyika, one of Africa's most colorful and remote regions.Decorated entirely with art objects acquired from the region by Belinda Lithgow, wife of Lupita Island Resort's owner, the resort is one of the more tasteful in East Africa.Lupita Island Lodge consists of 14 guest villages splashed against the side of a hill over Lake Tangayika plus a large pavilion housing a sitting area, bar, dining room and even a private room for more intimate dinners.Lupita Island Lodge's main sitting room is full of African art and knicknacks that capture the spirit of its remote location.Lupita Island Resort overlooks Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania, a 48-mile long natural wonder that reputedly holds eight percent of the world's fresh water. Here, residents of the nearby village of  Ulwile unload a skiff in front of the resort.Every suite has a private plunge pool with spectacular views of Lake Tanganyika.The interior of a luxury tent at Palahala Camp.Dozens of hippopotamuses laze in a muddy pool near Palahala Camp in Tanzania.Palahala Camp consists of eight luxury tents with indoor showers, toilets and amenities. Its isolation is ideal for relaxation and game viewing.Scene from Ulwile Village on the island of the same name that can accessed through a narrow land bridge from Lupita Island in Tanzania.So-called "Zebra Boats," depicting a fishing clan's symbol, on the waters of Lake Tanganyika.Suites at Lupita Island Resort are open aired African-flavored retreats where solitude and comfort are its main selling points.Sunrise over Lake Tangayika as seen from Lupita Island Resort.The bathrooms at Lupita Island Lodge are ultra modern and artistic and the showers are fed from overhead rocks.The dining room at Lupita Island Lodge belies its rich Tanzanian roots.The Livingstone Suite, one of the luxury lodges at Lupita Island, is a thoroughly private and secluded place ideal for guests seeking plush accommodations mixed with peacefulness.The lounging area at Lupita Island Resort.Ulwile Village near Lupita Island Resort is home to about 1,000, mostly fishermen and their families.A guest enjoys viewing elephants at Palahala Camp, one of Tanzania's most luxurious tent camps.Woman in Ulwile Village near Lupita Island Resort.