On the edge of civilization, fed by the bounteous waters of Lake Victoria and basking in serenity, Mfangano Island Camp is an exclusive and luxurious tropical escape – without the cyclones. Accessible by air and boat, the lodge is on a private island, surrounded by landscaped gardens that run to the edge of the lapping inland sea. The six en suite rooms are built Luo-style with reed walls, open sides, thatch roofing and private verandahs.
The living area at Mfangano Island Camp opens out through ancient fig trees to the spectacle of the world's second largest natural lake and from the comfort of the lounge and bar, the sunsets are sensational. Food is fresh and light with daily catches, home-grown vegetables and home-made breads the order of the day. As part of the Governors' Camps portfolio, you'd do very well to combine a safari in an award-winning Masai Mara camp with a balloon ride across the plains to the shore of the Lake and a short boat transfer to the island.
Activities at Mfangano Island Camp – besides the obvious lazing on your private sundeck, watching the Luo fisherman sail past while birds entertain you all day long – include excellent fishing, birdwatching, boat cruises, scenic sun-downer boat rides, island walks, village visits and watersports. The large island is teeming with bird life, indigenous plants and the backdrop of the lake adds a touch of magic and romance to everything.