MFANGANO ISLAND CAMP Lake Victoria, Kenya
MFANGANO ISLAND CAMP
The Camp is located in a secluded bay on Mfangano Island in the eastern part of Lake Victoria, Kenya
(closed in April and May)
Mfangano 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 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 Camp, 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
The camp is situated under ancient fig trees right by the lake shore. The six rooms all have stunning views
of the lake and offer complete privacy, en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower, basin and flush toilet as
well as hot and cold running water.
Decorated in the ethnic style, all rooms have four poster beds and private verandas, which gives them a special charm and romance. Each room is open to the lake and offers uninterrupted views and spectacular sunsets.
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 in Mfangano Island Camp are superb.
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 coloured fishing boats gracefully sail past the bay, and in the evening spectacular sunsets
are seen as the sun dips below the unbroken lake horizon.
Governors’ Camp, by offering visits to Mfangano Island on Lake Victoria, provides a unique opportunity to
see the colourful 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 lake shore.
For those interested in culture, there is the possibility to visit a Luo family and experience their day to
day life or visit 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 honeymooners.
All meals, all activities, airstrip transfers as well as laundry is included in the price.
The flight to Mfangano Island Camp is not included in price (except for our day trip offers).
Please announce special dietary requirements in advance.
MFANGANO ISLAND CAMP
Information and Details
Location: On the western shoreline of Mfangano Island in Lake Victoria, Kenya
Number of beds: 6 rondavels (12 beds)
Double & Twins: 4 Double rondavels and 2 twin rondavels
Facilities: En-suite bathroom with bath, shower, basin, flush toilet, hot and cold running water
Rondavels: Very tastefully decorated thatched rooms, each with private verandah overlooking
Lake Victoria (recently renovated to a very high standard)
Swimming Pool: Small Swimming Pool made of natural stone overlooking the lake
Electricity: 24 hours generator (220/240 volts UK plugs)
Bar / Restaurant: Open sitting room with bar and dining room, decorated in ethnic style with
panoramic views over the lake
Room service: Room service on request. Tea and coffee is served in the rooms with the morning
wake up call
Laundry: Daily at no extra cost
Credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard, American Express and Traveller Cheques are accepted
Communication: Radio contact with other camps and Nairobi office and a VSAT telephone
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 Luo villages and school (included in the price)
Watersports: Waterskiing, watersports and swimming either in the lake or pool
Active: Trail walking or jogging on Island paths, visit prehistoric cave paintings
How to get there and transfers:
Daily. Duration approx. 40 minutes from any Camp in the Masai Mara followed
by a boat transfer to the camp (approx. 15 minutes)
Scheduled flight: Daily from Nairobi to Kisumu on Kenya Airways (45 minutes). Onwards by either
charter flight (approx. 10 minutes) or road & boat transfer (approx. 3 hours)
Luggage restriction: Maximum 15 kg luggage per person in small air craft including hand luggage
Road: Drive to Mbita on Lake Victoria (approx. 6 hours from Nairobi) and be picked up
there for a boat ride to camp (approx. 45 minutes)
Seasons: Open throughout the year,
with the exception of April and May.
Peak season months August and September and 15th – 31st December.
High season months January – March inclusive and June, July, October, November and 1st – 14th December.
Children: Of all ages are welcome and catered for
Rate includes: Airstrip transfers, accommodation, meals, all activities and laundry
Rate excludes: Flights, drinks and personal expenses