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Mfangano Island Camp

Mfangano Island Camp is a luxury, island hideaway lodge, where you can enjoy a relaxing break on a tropical island on the shores of Lake Victoria.

Island Hideaway
Luxury Camp
Amazing Food

The camp is perfect to include in your Kenya Safari either between safaris in Kenya’s Masai Mara and the Serengeti in Tanzania or following a safari in the Masai Mara. Lapped by the waters of Lake Victoria shaded by giant fig trees, and lost to the world, Mfangano Island Camp is an oasis of tranquility, an ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Your first view is of beautiful tropical gardens set on a secluded bay. Lawns hug the waterline, flowerbeds and rock gardens surround the camp. Enormous boulders sit at the water’s edge, a perch for cormorants or giant monitor lizards to sun themselves. If all you desire is to laze in the sunshine, each room has it’s own private veranda with sun beds. Or there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied.

Mfangano Island Camp has nine double-bedded cottages, including a beautiful dedicated family cottage, situated right on the lakeshore. Each room has been built in the Luo tribal style, with banana thatch and natural clay. All rooms offer spectacular vistas across the lake with picturesque dhows sailing by. The rooms are light and airy with four-poster beds. Mfangano Island Camp has a stunning honeymoon suite if you are looking for something very special. From the dining and lounge area, sit and enjoy the life of the lake as it goes by.

Birds sing all day on Mfangano Island and the Cormorants dive for fish nearby or spread their wings to dry in the sun. Sunbirds flit from flower to flower in the lush tropical gardens and weaver birds busy themselves building nests in the trees. Activities include lots of fishing, village walks, local school visits, bird watching around the lake shore (or even a trip to Bird Island) and nearby ancient rock art sites. There is a horizon swimming pool for those who want to simply rest and relax and take in the incredible vistas.

The meals at Mfangano Island Camp are superb and as fresh as can be! Fish is caught from the lake (hopefully by you!) while herbs and salads are picked from the camp’s very own permaculture garden. Most of our guests will remember their meal of Nile Perch – served overlooking the lake with freshly made crusty bread and chilled wine.



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General info:


Charter flights: available from Nairobi and the Masai Mara to Rusinga Island, followed by a boat transfer to camp.

Scheduled flights: are on East Africa (booking is via Departure from Wilson is 06:30, landing at Homa Bay Airport at 07:30. Return flights are at 07:30 from Homa Bay Airport back to Nairobi Wilson. After landing at Homa Bay Airport, it’s a road transfer of approximately one hour to the village of Mbita on Lake Victoria, where our boat will meet you and transfer you to camp
(approximately 40 minutes).

By Road: Drive to Mbita on Lake Victoria (approx. 6 hours from Nairobi) from where you can take a boat to Mfangano Island (please organise this direct with us).


We welcome children of all ages to camp. A private family cottage with sitting room and two en-suite bedrooms is available to book.

Room service

Room service is available on request. Tea and coffee is served in the rooms with the morning wake up call.


Arranged daily at no extra cost.

Credit cards and cash

Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Please note that we cannot accept US dollar bills older than the year 2000.


Open throughout the year, with the exception of April and May. Peak season months August and September and 15th – 31st December. High season months January – March inclusive and June, July, October, November and 1st – 14th December.

Rate includes

Accommodation, meals, activities and laundry.

Rate excludes

Flights, boat transfers from beyond Mfangano Island, drinks and personal expenses.

Health and insurance

Preventative Malaria medication is recommended. More information is available on our Health Planning Page. Please make sure you have comprehensive medical and travel insurance arranged before visiting Mfangano Island Camp.



Have a look at what our guest have to say about staying at Mfangano Island Camp.

Very friendly service with beautiful views of the lake


A destination like no other


A really wonderful place to unwind


Beautiful bird song and the mango and pineapple desserts were spectacular!




Mfangano Island Camp, Lake Victoria