Mfangano Island

Why not add an overnight trip to the beautiful unspoilt Island of Mfangano on Lake Victoria onto your safari?

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 and enormous boulders sit at the water’s edge, a perch for cormorants or giant monitor lizards to sun themselves. There is fantastic birdlife which you can enjoy from the comfort of the camp as cormorants dive for fish nearby or spread their wings to dry in the sun and Fish Eagles call from the treetops.

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 is as fresh as can be, fished from the lake (hopefully by you!) or picked fresh from the island’s vegetable gardens and orchards.

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

Overnight Trip

You depart the Masai Mara on an early morning flight to Mfangano Airstrip (30 minute flight). Arrive at Mfangano Island and take a boat trip to Mfangano Island Camp in time for breakfast. Spend the rest of the day exploring Lake Victoria (the world’s second largest fresh water lake), fishing with good chances to catch the giant Nile Perch, bird-watching, visits to see the local ancient rock art, boat rides or walks to the local island villages, or enjoy the prolific birdlife in the camp’s indigenous garden, or sit by the pool reading a book. After a delicious alfresco lunch you have the afternoon to explore the lake or relax in the camp. Dinner and overnight the following day you have the whole day to relax at the lake before you are returned to the airstrip by boat for your flight back to the Masai Mara. The flight to the Mara will land in time for an afternoon game drive or connect with the afternoon schedule flights back to Nairobi if you are departing the Masai Mara on that day. Day and overnight trips to Mfangano Island Camp can be booked direct in camp or prior to arrival.

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