Lake Victoria Islands

Escape the dust of the plains under shady fig trees on the shores of Africa's largest lake.


Lake Victoria in Kenya is the world’s second largest freshwater lake. And the source of the river Nile, the prized objective of romantic 19th century adventurers. Lake Victoria is about as far away from it all as you can imagine. And as such, it makes for the perfect end to your safari away from modern day stresses.

The islands of Lake Victoria are lush and verdant. With its shores lined with banana groves and half-hidden fishing villages. Here you can relax, swim, do a spot of bird-watching or fishing and walk through lush hillside vegetation or along the lake shore.

Dhow boat on Lake Victoiria

The Lake Victoria lodges we recommend are Mfangano Island Camp, or Rusinga Island Lodge as the perfect places to relax, swim, read and get away from it all.  The deep blue waters support an abundant ecosystem. The chance to catch the giant Nile perch draws many. The superb birding draws others with its fish eagles, kingfishers and pelicans. Yet others simply enjoy eating the fish caught fresh that day.

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