Foxes Stanley’s Kopje, Tanzania
Stanley’s Kopje is the only camp in Mikumi National park set up on a rocky kopje on the Mkata flood plain. It presides over the best game viewing area of the park, the Mwanamboga waterhole.
Stanley's Kopje enjoys the advantage of being the only elevated land in an otherwise flat open plain. A nearby waterhole encourages game within sight of the Camp and the whole Mwanamboga area is generally perceived to be the better game viewing area in the park. The Camp is named after the explorer Morten Stanley, who led an expedition through Mikumi National Park and right past the location of the Camp.
The 12 spacious and airy Meru-style tents generously spaced around the kopje, are each themed around the history of an Explorer or Slave Trader. The tents are pitched on high wooden platforms with traditionally built thatched roofs, which provide shade from the sun while you sit on your veranda and enjoy the game around the camp.
Each luxurious tent has it's own bathroom with solar heated running water for showering. In front, there are large verandas with chairs and table from which to fully appreciate the views with a coffee first thing in the morning.
The main banda sits at the crest of the hill commanding fabulous 360 degree panoramic views.
How to get there:Qatar Airways offer daily flights from London to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar, via Doha.
Safari Air Link run a daily scheduled flight from Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. The flight links Mikumi to Ruaha, Mufindi, Selous and Katavi/Mahale (via Ruaha). The outbound flight leaves Dar at 10:30 and the return flight leaves Mikumi at 14:45.