November 14, 2018

Mfangano Island Camp

Mfangano Island Camp is a luxury, island hideaway lodge, where you can enjoy relaxing break. 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. 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.

Governors Camps have been decorated in ethnic style, all rooms have four poster beds and private verandahs, creating a special charm and romance for guests accommodation. Each room at this Kenya safari lodge is open to the lake and offers uninterrupted views and spectacular sunsets.

The centre of Mfangano Island Camp is the cosy sitting room and dining room, both are open to the lake shore and decorated in beautiful ethnic style. Here you can sit and listen to the waves, feel the breeze in your hair, read a book or watch the dhows on the lake.

Birds sing all day, the Cormorants dive for fish or spread their wings to dry in the sun and the fish eagles call from the treetops.

The meals at Mfangano Island Camp are superb. Fresh salads and the daily catch served with freshly made crusty bread and chilled wine is all part of your Kenya lodge safari experience.
Mfangano Island Camp is a tranquil retreat on an island with no vehicles, where transport is by colourful local canoes. It offers a perfect place to relax and unwind, either at the beginning or the end of your safari.

The 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 metres (6 feet) long, and weigh 140 kilograms (300 pounds). Fish of 5 to 15 kilos are regularly caught, and are delicious eating.
Bird Watching

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 lake shore.
Culture Walks 

The Luo culture and traditions are very different from those of other parts of Kenya, and staying at Mfangano Island Camp there is the possibility to sample this colorful culture. Villages dot the shores of Lake Victoria, and the main activities are fishing and trading in Nile Perch and Tilapia. We would be delighted to arrange a trip to see our local village accompanied by a guide.

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 colorful fishing boats passing by.
Rock Art at Mfangano Island Camp
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We can arrange for you to trek to see the Ancient Rock Art on Mfangano Island. Mfangano Island has two ancient rock art sites with some historically important cave art.

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