Stanley’s Kopje (by Foxes Safari Camps) is a tented camp situated atop a rocky outcrop (kopje) overlooking the Mwanamboga waterhole. From its high elevation the camp enjoys 360 degree panoramic views over Mikumi’s park and wildlife. It offers a real bush experience. The camp’s name is derived from the explorer Morten Stanley who trekked through Mikumi.

Stanley’s Kopje is located on the Mkata flood plain of Mikumi National Park.

How to get there
Stanley’s Kopje is accessible by road and air. By road it is approximately a 4 hour drive. Flights depart daily on the smaller domestic airlines.

There are a total of 12 tents each elevated on a wooden deck with a thatch roof structure. The tents are spacious and located closer to the bottom of the hill offering breathtaking views across the plains. There is seating and a small table on the verandah for viewing wildlife and its surroundings in the comfort of your tented room. All tents are en suite and water for showering is heated by solar power. In room facilities include twin beds, mosquito nets, drinking water, tea and coffee on request, shower, toilet, wash hand basin and toiletries.

Dining and Bar
The main banda has a steeply pitched roof with the bar at the centre and the dining and seating surrounding it, offering 360 degrees panoramic views. In addition there is a shaded seating area adjacent to the swimming pool. Dining varies throughout the day, starting with a continental breakfast, cold lunch buffet and dinner being a three course dinner. Vegetarian option is available. Special dietary requirements accepted at the time of confirmation of booking.


  • Bush Breakfast
  • Sundowners
  • Picnic lunches
  • Electricity until 11pm
  • Complimentary laundry service
  • Tea and coffee available on request
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Game Drives
  • Walking Safari
  • Bird watching
  • Excursion to Udzungwa

The dry season is the best time to be at Stanley’s Kopje. It is therefore open from June to February.

Foxes Community and Wildlife Trust is an NGO run by Foxes Safari Camps to support local communities in Tanzania.