Unspoilt and unpretentious…they have successfully protected a small area of spray-bevelled coral rag forest, into which the few bandas have been lovingly secreted – African Naturalists
We are not a luxury destination! We are a laid back, eco-friendly resort on a remote stretch of coast.
We provide comfortable rooms and wilderness camping which are immersed in nature, as well as delicious meals, cold drinks, warm service and good value.
These fantastic videos were made by an initiative called Conservation Through Tourism – Kili to Coast. The videos feature us at Fish Eagle Point along with scenes from other beautiful places in Tanzania.
We are a family run business and live at Fish Eagle Point permanently. We opened Fish Eagle Point just in time for Christmas 2008.
Steve and Cathy Attwell have lived in Tanzania since 1991, originally from Zimbabwe. Fish Eagle Point was our family camping holiday destination, but when the opportunity arose, we decided to start a lodge on the property and moved here permanently in 2009.
We had started another property in Arusha (the first Bed & Breakfast in Arusha!) which was opened in 1993 – check it out, The Outpost Lodge.
We Love Nature!
We love living amongst nature, on a beautiful and untouched stretch of the Indian Ocean. It has its challenges, but we love looking after the coastline and forest around us and do everything we can to ensure that the natural environment around us is protected.
Some of what we have done over the years: working with various NGO’s to restore reefs, a charity to relocate turtle nests and rolling out educational projects, working with the government and facilitating patrols for bad fishing practices and mangrove protection. Working with organisations to rehabilitate the reef, and numerous other projects has now included schools both local and international to do scuba, educate and assist in marine restoration projects. We have also brought in groups and found funds to help community work and local education, built a school from scratch and several classrooms in other schools, building a library and putting in rain water catchment tanks… to name just a few projects!
Besides the land the lodge is on, we rent as much land as we can around the lodge to protect the forest, this becoming more critical as we see the forrest being turned into sisal groves…
Our Local Community
We believe that protecting the environment and creating awareness of conservation will benefit the communities around us. We are passionate about working together with the community and have worked with some amazing organisations over the years to build and improve on schools, community offices/meeting rooms, clinics, classrooms, housing for the elderly, rain water systems, desks and multiple other projects. Most of our staff come from the local area (we are one of the only few employers in this new Mkinga region so all staff have been trained by us). We have sourced almost all of our building materials from this area and used local building ‘fundi’s’ and practices to create a lodge that is both artistic and natural.
“All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came.” John F. Kennedy
Please call us before coming so that we can prepare for you arrival. This is important, as due to our remote location, we need to forward plan for food and with staff.
The best way to contact us is through email or whatsapp messaging.
Phone and Whatsapp: +255 687 680890