Mfangano Island Camp (Lake
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.
The island has just one road and no other hotels to
disturb the peace. The only way to reach Mfangano Island is
by light aircraft, an adventure in itself. You land on a
dusty airstrip, then it’s a short ride by speedboat to the
Your first view is of beautiful 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
All the buildings are in the local Luo tribal style,
walls of smoothed mud and clay, roofs of thatch and banana
leaf - cool and airy. The dining room and lounge are fanned
by breezes from the lake.
There are just six rooms. Each set close to the waters
edge, decorated with local handicrafts. Bathrooms with
modern fittings are finished in local stone. At night the
sound of waves will lull you to sleep.
If all you desire is to laze in the sunshine, each room
has it’s own private veranda with sun beds. Or there are
plenty of activities to keep you occupied. The food’s as fresh as can be, fished from the lake
(hopefully by you!) or picked fresh from the island’s
vegetable gardens and orchards.
The Nile perch is the king of the lake’s fish. It can
grow to 1.8 meters (6 feet) long, weigh 140 kilograms (300
pounds) and is delicious eating. In the shallows there are
tilapia. We provide all the specialist fishing tackle you
need. A tug on the line, the whine of the reel as the giant
Nile perch you’ve hooked dives to the lake bottom, the fight
Whether you’re a keen fisherman or just fancy a go,
catching a perch is something you won’t forget. But there’s
much more too on Lake Victoria. The bird and wildlife is
fascinating. The people amongst the friendliest you’ll meet
anywhere. The sparkling waters perfect for a refreshing dip.
Mfangano Island Camp is an ideal base for all these.
Our fleet of fiberglass speedboats are staffed by local
boatmen. If you fancy a whole day on the water we’ll pack a
picnic and a cooler full of cold drinks.
The cry of the fish eagle is a sound you’ll hear often.
These majestic birds are the most spectacular of the lake’s
many species. If you’re lucky you’ll see one swoop to pluck
a live fish from the waters.
Our specialist ornithologist can help you discover
colonies of diving cormorants colorful kingfishers and
· All activities are included in the room rate
provide all fishing equipment, just bring a hat and
· Fishing is for all standards, newcomers and
non-fishermen are as welcome as experts.
are recommended for bird watching.
· Good walking shoes
are necessary to explore the island
Accommodation Rates:- From $300 per person per night sharing. Please
contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary