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.
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.