Mfangano Island Camp is a luxury, island hideaway lodge, where you can enjoy relaxing break. The camp is perfect to include in your Kenya Safari either between safaris in Kenya’s Masai Mara and the Serengeti in Tanzania or following a safari in the Masai Mara. 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.
Mfangano Island Camp has nine 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 and ensuite bathrooms. 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 and a bathroom with a sunken bath almost at lake level.
The meals in Mfangano Island Camp are superb. Fresh salads and the daily catch served with freshly-made crusty bread and chilled wine. If you wish, you can order your breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner on the terrace of your chalet.
Fishing: Boat rides on Lake Victoria for fishing with full equipment (Nile Perch, Tilapia) (included in the price)
Bird watching: Stunning Birdwatching. Various walking trails or boat excursions along the lake shore for bird watching (Black headed gonolek, Double toothed barbet) (included in the price)
Boat rides: Traditional excursions in a ‘long boat’ for sun downers (included in the price)
Culture: Visits to nearby Ancient Rock Art Sites, Luo villages and school
Watersports: Waterskiing, watersports and swimming either in the lake or pool
Active: Trail walking or jogging on Island
It is only a 40-minute charter flight from the Masai Mara Game Reserve straight to the island’s only airstrip, followed by a 15-minute boat ride along the tropical shoreline. The Masai Mara can be reached by regular scheduled flights from Nairobi, which take approximately 45 minutes one way. Alternatively, you can charter in straight from Nairobi.