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Palahala Luxury Camp

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Tacoma, Washington
Reviewed 25 October 2015

A very private, one-on-one camp service with a great third-generation Tanzanian guide and a staff that loves getting to know you and teaching you Swahili phrases. Tom (the owner of Palahala Luxury Camp as well as guide of his business Tanzania by Firelight) is personable and gregarious - as well as knowledgable about the animals that pass you each day...

1Thank Liz W
Kerens, Texas
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Palahala Camp is a secluded camp in Katavi National Park, Tanzania. While technically a camp, with tents and in proximity to the animals, it has the amenities that will insure the guest's comfort. Showers with hot water,flush toilets, a well-stocked bar and great food are just a few. As the sun goes down, the jungle surrounding the camp comes alive...

1Thank John P
Louisville, Ohio
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Tom and Belinda Lithgow are wonderful hosts! They see to your every need. Our family of four, including two grandparents and two grandsons ages 11 and 12 had a wonderful experience seeing lots of animals and beautiful scenery on our private safari with our terrific guide, Tom Lithgow. Camp Palahala is located in a lovely setting along a melidous creek,...

1Thank Jane B
Vancouver Coast and Mountains, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2014

We visited the Plahala Luxury Camp (Tanzania by Firelight) in October 2014. What an incredible experience! This is a very private camp that is situated on the Kapapa River within the Katavi National Park. The accommodations were luxurious and very spacious with great beds and amenities. The service form all the staff was excellent and the food was "second to...

1Thank Don D
Reviewed 29 September 2014

The pros: Staff friendly, helpful and efficient Location is attractive Food is excellent in quality and presentation Tents are huge The cons: Many small shortcomings in an around the tent, suggesting a lack of supervision,e.g. chewing gum on bed post, general cleanliness. Plentiful tsetse flies, all anxious to give you their own special welcome, but very few other animals.

4Thank UkArjo
Reviewed 28 August 2014

This camp was truly a luxury camp. The staff was very friendly and the rooms were amazing. I will never be able to stay anywhere else after staying here. I could not have asked for a better place to accommodate my time in Tanzania. Thank you Tom for the gracious hospitality!

1Thank Stella H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 August 2014

I could go on and on about the incredible experience and service that I had at my stay with Firelight Safaris. From the staff who were always there to help with any need to the delicious meals served, there was never an item that was overlooked. My group stayed on their Lupita Island where we enjoyed kayaking, swimming, and the...

Thank Kenzie M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Palahala is a gem - set away from other lodges in the already remote Katavi National Park. We had the place to ourselves, and were looked after so well, we felt right at home. Nothing was too much trouble, and every mealtime was carefully planned to give us a different feel. Tents perched over the river meant we fell asleep...

1Thank prama129
Caen, France
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Palahala is something rare as is Katavi National Park,you could ,nearly think the hippos and the crocs (may be some Leopards too) gave their autorisation to Tom and Belinda to implant it where and how it is!!! the huge interior tents are so integrated into nature that you quickly feel like an explorer 100 years ago...the food and the service...

Thank levy156
Woodside, Ca
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Another first class experience by Tanzania by Firelight! The Palahala Luxury Camp is "One of a Kind"!! The permanent tents are huge & elevated above the ground with wonderful views of jungle and a running river. We could see Hippo's and Crocs from our Bedroom! Authentic African furnishings, romantic beds, running water and the sound of monkeys and exotic birds...

Thank Douty

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Located in Katavi National Park, Palahala Camp is a perfect opportunity to experience a wildlife-rich, wonderfully tourist-free part of Africa. Palahala's eight spacious tents are octagonal-shaped, measure 90 square metres, are furnished with king-size beds, the finest linens, and goose down quilts, and feature verandahs that overlook the bush and river. Each evening, hot showers are prepared in the en-suite bathrooms. Delectable meals are served in a number of intimate and scenic locations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palahala Luxury Camp

Address: | P. O. Box 1182, Katavi National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Rukwa Region > Katavi National Park
Number of rooms: 8
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“Ask for a tent near the stream for good animal viewing. Keep your screen zipped to keep out mosquitoes and monkeys!”
 of 5 bubbles JohnP407, 9 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Just let Tom and Belinda know what you are looking for.”
 of 5 bubbles janebG933ZI, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“ask for bubble's room,it is the best and the biggest...”
  • hippo's paradise
 of 5 bubbles levy156, 1 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Every tent is outstanding. It felt like we were The Swiss Family Robinson's living in the tree's”
 of 5 bubbles Douty, 1 Jul 2013 | Read review
“All tents seem to be similiar.”
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