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2 October, 2017

September news from Mfangano Island Camp

This month we said goodbye to Miles and welcomed new manager Thor. Thor returns to Mfangano after 25 years when he last visited us as one of our littler guests. Mfangano has had a warm and balmy weather. New hammocks have gone in to the camp, a pair of double toothed barbets are nesting above the pool, fish eagles call from the bluff above camp and the otters have been swimming past camp in the mornings. We held a successful permaculture workshop for widows on the island and we are now working on the next phases of our permaculture gardens.

31 August, 2017

August at Mfangano Island Camp

Mfangano has had a busy August with guests arriving from all over the world. There have been day trips to Bird Island, Sacred Island, the rock art, mountain biking, fishing and of course plenty of relaxation. Back at the camp manager Miles and his team arranged a week long permaculture course for 5 students from the local primary school which was a huge success.

31 July, 2017

July at Mfangano Island Camp

Mfangano has had a busy and exciting month. There have been big celebrations on the island with a huge party for 150+ guests which we assisted with. The permaculture gardens are coming on really well and there has been a big permaculture success story at the local primary school where some of the older students have taken on a very degraded piece of land and are turning it into a productive permaculture site. We are so impressed by their enthusiasm that we have invited them to join us for a permaculture course at the lodge.

30 June, 2017

June at Mfangano Island Camp

June has been a busy and exciting month at Mfangano. The camp has been very busy with extending the jetty, rebuilding the boats, and work is continuing apace in our Permaculture gardens. We have big harvests of vegetables and the chefs have been getting creative in the kitchens with all this fresh produce, we installed our first beehives and our aquaponics system is taking off with 300 Tilapia fingerlings just introduced to the farm.

6 June, 2017

May at Mfangano Island Camp

Mfangano has reopened for the season and the camp is a buzz with activity. We have done some work on the rooms and the permaculture gardens are flourishing, producing good quantities for the camp kitchens and many of our staff have carried these permaculture ideas home. The local school we support now also has a productive permaculture garden and together with help from our guests we have built them a kitchen.

28 October, 2016

October at Mfangano Island Camp

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.

29 September, 2016

September at Mfangano Island Camp

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.

27 July, 2016

July news from Mfangano Island Camp

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.

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