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Mfangano Island Camp

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Mfangano Island Camp Hotel is wrapped by the waters of Lake Victoria, shaded by giant fig trees and lost to the world; Mfangano Island Hotel 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 and resorts to disturb the peace. All the buildings are in the local Luo tribal style, walls of smoothed mud and clay, roves of thatch and banana leaf - cool and airy. The dining room and lounge are fanned by breezes from the lake. 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.
If all you desire is to laze in the sunshine, each room has its own private veranda with sun beds. Or there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied. Mfangano Camp is situated on the unspoilt island of Mfangano in Lake Victoria and occupies an entire secluded bay on the western shores of the island.

This camp is owned by Governors Camps and Hotels is little short of paradise. This great lake has romantic associations as the source of the River Nile, ever since explorers such as Speke and Burton came to the area at the end of the last century.
Mfangano Island Hotel, a small remote hideaway, is a perfect place to combine with your safari. It is only 40 minutes charter flight from the Masai Mara followed by a relaxing 15 minutes boat ride along the tropical shoreline.

Mfangano Island Camp provides a unique opportunity to see the colorful life on the lake, where enchanting Luo fishing villages have not changed in centuries. For those interested in fishing it is excellent, the bird life is unsurpassed and seeing the families of otters is an added bonus. You can also enjoy walks through lush vegetation on top of the hills or along the lakeshore. For those interested in culture, there is the possibility to visit a Luo family and experience their day-to-day life or the school in the next village. All activities are included in the rate. Mfangano Island Camp is a perfect place for nature lovers, and is particularly recommended as a relaxing retreat for honeymoon.
Mfangano Island Camp Accommodation:
Mfangano Island Camp has six double-bedded cottages situated right on the lakeshore. Each room has been built in the Luo tribal style, with banana thatch and natural clay, and has been recently redecorated. The camp rooms are situated under ancient fig trees right by the lakeshore.

All offer spectacular vistas across the lake with picturesque dhows sailing by. The rooms are light and airy with four-poster beds. From the dining and lounge area, sit and enjoy the life of the lake as it goes by. There is now also a “horizon " swimming pool located right on the lakeshore

Mfangano Island Camp has a stunning honeymoon suite if you are looking for something very special. From your bed you have almost a 360 degree view of Lake Victoria. The cormorants dive for fish or spread their wings to dry in the sun and the fish eagles call from the treetops.
All meals, all activities as well as laundry is included in the price.

Mfangano Island Camp Restaurant
The meals in Mfangano Island Camp are superb and fresh as can be, fished from the lake (hopefully by you!) or picked fresh from the island’s vegetable gardens and orchards.

Fresh salads and the daily catch served with freshly made crusty bread made daily and chilled wine. The lush hillside and camp surrounds are abundant with indigenous plants and flowers. In the early morning, fleets of multi colored fishing boats gracefully sail past the bay, and in the evening spectacular sunsets are seen as the sun dips below the unbroken lake horizon.

Mfangano Island Camp Activities
Fishing in Lake Victoria is exciting, and both Nile Perch and Tilapia can be caught.At Mfangano Island Camp we have a number of fishing boats, which have been well equipped for trawling for Nile Perch. The Nile Perch is the king of the lake’s fish. It can grow to 1.8 meters (6 feet) long, and weigh 140 kilograms (300 pounds). Fish of 5 to 15 kilos are regularly caught, and are delicious eating. The Camp has all of the necessary fishing tackle that you require, and our well-trained boatman will give you all the help that you need. In the shallows there are Tilapia, which can be caught either amongst the reeds from one of our boats, or off the jetty. Casting for Tilapia at sunset, with a glass of chilled white wine, is a pleasant way to spend an evening.
Whilst you are fishing you can enjoy the bird-life resident along the lake shore, the families of otters amongst the rocks and colourful Luo fishing villages along the shore. You can then savour your freshly caught fish for lunch or dinner, prepared by our expert local chefs.

Bird watching on Lake Victoria - The bird life around Lake Victoria and Mfangano Island is spectacular, and over 350 different birds have been identified around Mfangano Island and Lake Victoria. Guests can join our resident ornithologist on bird watching trips both on foot and by boat around the island. It is possible to see the majestic Fish Eagles nesting in the giant fig trees along the lakeshore. Colourful Kingfishers, Bee-Eaters, Weavers and Swallows are also resident around the Camp. Bird watching around the Lake is exciting for both keen ornithologists and beginners as there is such a wide variety of different birds to see. Guests at all Governors’ Camp properties are provided with our own comprehensive bird list which will help you to keep a record of all of the wonderful birds that you have seen.

Relaxing On Lake Victoria - Mfangano Island Camp is a perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of your safari holiday around Kenya. There are no roads on the island and the pace of life here is governed by the rhythms of day and night. During the day you can relax by the pool and enjoy the spectacle of the colourful fishing boats passing by. For a more active day you can go out on a fishing trip with the chance of catching a giant Nile Perch.

Water Sports on Lake Victoria - Together with the fishing and bird watching trips that we offer there is also the opportunity to enjoy a variety of water sports from Mfangano Island Camp. The Camp has a well-equipped ski boat with both mono and twin skis. During the early morning and lake afternoon the Lake is traditionally calm. This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a water-ski on the lake. We are also equipped with ski biscuits and bananas. These are perfect for families to enjoy.

Governors’ Camp and Hotels Collection comprises of 8 Award Winning luxury safari camps, lodges and Hotels. Governors Hotels are in the heart of the Best Wildlife viewing areas of Kenya and Rwanda, set in some of East Africa’s most Spectacular Scenery.  

Tourists benefit from the incredible location and style of Governors accommodation and commitment to service excellence, the exceptional training of tour guides and strong bonds created with our Community Neighbors over the 34 years.

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