Lake Victoria Activities

Mfangano Island Camp is a tranquil retreat on an island with no vehicles, where transport is by colourful local canoes. It offers a perfect place to relax and unwind, either at the beginning or the end of your safari.The following excursions are available at Mfangano Island Camp: BirdwatchingFishing for Nile Perch and Tilapia, Cultural Walks, Relaxing, WatersportsVisit Nyakweri Primary School and Village, Visit the caves containing pre-historic rock art, Spa and Trailwalking.

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The fishing in Lake Victoria is exciting, and both Nile Perch and Tilapia can be caught. At Mfangano Island Camp we have a number of fishing boats, which have been well equipped for trawling for Nile Perch. The Nile Perch is the king of the lake’s fish. It can grow to 1.8 metres (6 feet) long, and weigh 140 kilograms (300 pounds). Fish of 5 to 15 kilos are regularly caught, and are delicious eating.

Bird Watching

The bird life around Lake Victoria and Mfangano Island is spectacular, and over 350 different birds have been identified around Mfangano Island and Lake Victoria. Guests can join our resident ornithologist on bird watching trips both on foot and by boat around the island. It is possible to see the majestic Fish Eagles nesting in the giant fig trees along the lakeshore.

Cultural Walks

The Luo culture and traditions are very different from those of other parts of Kenya, and staying at Mfangano Island Camp there is the possibility to sample this colourful culture. Villages dot the shores of Lake Victoria, and the main activities are fishing and trading in Nile Perch and Tilapia. We would be delighted to arrange a trip to see our local village accompanied by a guide.


Mfangano Island Camp is a perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of your safari holiday around Kenya. There are no roads on the island and the pace of life here is governed by the rhythms of day and night. During the day you can relax by the pool and enjoy the spectacle of the colourful fishing boats passing by.