This month has been all about permaculture on Mfangano Island. We have been working with barefoot permaculture solutions to transform the lodge grounds into an abundant permcalture oasis. With fishing being the main stay of people on the island and fish stocks in big decline we have also been working with one of the local schools we support to establish a permaculture site that will both provide food for the school and act as a demonstration site for the islanders to come and learn about permaculture and sustainable design.
Lake Victoria Blogs
September has been a lovely month of Mfangano Island we had a few rain showers and felt the tremor of the Tanzanian earthquake. Guests have been enjoying the lakeside bird-watching and we have a new traditional wooden boat, perfect for taking groups around the island. We have welcomed back repeat guests and there has been a lot of work on the local community schools thanks to kind guest donations.
August has been a fantastic month at Mfangano, there have been stunning sunsets and beautiful warm days. We have welcomed groups of guests who have enjoyed the lakes tranquil setting and cultural heritage. There has been trips to see the rock art sites, visits to the local school and boat trips round sacred island.
Mfangano welcomed a new Manager this month; Miles who is a certified RYA skipper. There has been a flurry of activity in camp with the staff undergoing training workshops, jetty overhauls, boat refurbs and the shop has also been revamped. We have welcomed lots of guests this month who have enjoyed cultural trips round the island, boat trips, spectacular sunsets and all the many birds and mammals resident on Mfangano Island.
We are very proud to announce that the Governors Camp Collection has entered into a strategic partnership with one of Southern Africa's premier Safari Operators, Wilderness Safaris. This is very exciting for both The Governors Camp Collection and Wilderness Safaris.
Rainy season on Lake Victoria has caused lake levels to rise, the maize to grow in abundance and the gardens of the camp to flourish. The resident Hammerkop birds have been busy fixing up their nests and the whole island is looking lovely and green.
December has been great with cool weather, sunny skies during the day and heavy rains at night so the gardens are looking spectacular at the moment. The bird life has been spectacular with 50 different species spotted just within the camp and lake shore.