Lake Victoria is the setting for a holiday that’s about as far away from it all as you can possibly get. It’s the world’s second largest freshwater lake and is the magical source of the Nile. The Lake is rich in fish and bird life, its islands lush and verdant. The deep blue waters support an abundant ecosystem. Its shores are lined with groves of banana trees and fishing villages where you’ll always be greeted with a friendly smile and a wave. The chance to catch the giant Nile perch draws many. Some come for the abundant birds, fish eagles, kingfishers and pelicans, others to glimpse the playful otters. Above all Mfangano Island Camp is an ideal place just to relax, swim, fish, read and feel yourself a million miles from anywhere. A place to soothe your soul, to treat yourself to fish caught fresh that day, to fruit and vegetables from our own lakeside gardens.
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.