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 its own private veranda with sun beds. There are plenty of activities to keep you occupied.
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 have stunning views of the lake offer complete privacy, en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower, basin and flush toilet as well as hot and cold running water.
At the centre of Mfangano Island Camp is a 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 long. 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 of Nile perch are served overlooking the lake with freshly made crusty bread and chilled wine. Room service on request. Tea and coffee is served in the rooms with the morning wake up call.