Governors' Mfangano Island Camp

Mfangano is one of the latest additions to the Governors' family of camps and is situated on the unspoilt island of Mfangano in Lake Victoria. This great lake has romantic associations as the source of the River Nile, ever since explorers, such as Speke and Burton, came to the area at the end of the last century.

 

The camp occupies an entire secluded by on the western shores of the island and buildings are attractively built of clay and thatch in the local Luo tribe style. All have stunning views of the lake. The lush hillside and Camp surrounds are abundant with indigenous plants and flowers. In the early morning, fleets of multi-coloured fishing boats sail gracefully past the bay and in the evening there are spectacular sunsets as the sun dips below the unbroken lake horizon.

 

The way of life of the lakeside villagers has not changed for centuries and visiting the villages is a fascinating experience. Keen anglers will find the fishing excellent, the bird life is unsurpassed and seeing the families of otters is absolutely magical.

 

Accommodation is within attractive rondavels constructed from clay and thatch in the indigenous style. The rooms are spacious, well decorated and each has a great view of the lake. The ambience is that of a traditional Luo village yet there are no compromises to comfort.

 

·          Fishing - by boat for Nile perch or by rod for tilapia - boats are fully equipped

·          Nature walks with resident guide

·          Birdwatching walks or by boat

·          Private airstrip - Mfangano is 40 minutes from Masai Mara and 2 hours from Nairobi - camp is 10 minute boat ride from airstrip

·          Shop with African artefacts, film, toiletries

·          2 double rondavels and 4 twin rondavels all with stunning views of the lake - private shower rooms

 

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