Mfangano Island Camp
Lapped by the waters of Lake Victoria shaded by giant fig trees, and lost to the world, Mfangano Island Camp is an oasis of tranquility, an ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Your first view is of beautiful tropical gardens set on a secluded bay. Lawns hug the waterline, flowerbeds and rock gardens surround the camp. Enormous boulders sit at the water’s edge, a perch for cormorants or giant monitor lizards to sun themselves.
Mfangano Island Camp has six cottages situated right on the shores of Lake Victoria. Each room has been built in the Luo tribal style, with banana thatch and natural clay. All rooms boast amazing views over the lake with picturesque dhows sailing by. The rooms are light and airy with four-poster beds. Mfangano Island Camp also has a stunning honeymoon suite if you are looking for something very special. Lie back and enjoy a near 360 degree view of Lake Victoria, right from your bed.
Dining is a pleasure at Mfangano Island Camp. Served overlooking the lake, the food is as fresh as can be, fished from the lake (hopefully by you!) or picked fresh from the island’s vegetable gardens and orchards. They now produces 90% of all their greens and have even started making lovely pickles with their other vegetables. As well as complementing meals, these are available to buy in the camp shop along with delicious chilli sauce, moringa powder and pure honey harvested from their new beehive.
Activities at Mfangano Island Camp
If all you desire is to laze in the sunshine, each room has it’s own private veranda with sun beds. Or take a dip in the ‘horizon’ swimming pool, right on the edge of the lake. There are plenty of activities to keep you occupied. The bird life around Lake Victoria and Mfangano Island is spectacular so it’s great for keen bird watchers. Over 350 different birds have been identified around Mfangano Island and Lake Victoria. You can go on bird watching trips by boat or on foot at Mfangano Island Camp.
You may like to go for a cultural walk to learn more about the Luo customs and traditions as it is very different from those of other parts of Kenya. Visit one of the Luo villages dotted along the shore of Lake Victoria with a local guide to experience this colourful culture. Fishing is one of the main activities at Mfangano Island Camp – try and catch the Nile Perch, the king of the lake’s fish!