Surrounded by the water of Lake Victoria and the shade of big fig trees secluded from the world this accommodation is an oasis of tranquility an ideal accomodation for people who try to escape from the daily huzzle and buzzle from modern life. The first thing you see are the beautiful tropical gardens with laws to and big boulders at the water line where cormorants and giant monitor lizards lie in the sun. Every room has an own private deck with sunbeds to relax in the sun. There are enough activities to keep you busy and the food is as fresh as it gets caught in Lake Victoria (maybe by you!) or freshly picked from the vedgetable garden or orchards.
The accommodation has six double bed cottages situated near the shoreline all cottages have spectaculair views over the lake with picturesque dhows sailing by and from the dining and lounge area you also have a beautiful view over the lake. If you are looking for something special the camp also has a bride suite. The meals in the camp are great fresh salads and daily fresh caught fish served with chilled wine while you enjoy the views. And the camp has a pool.
Fishing in Lake Victoria is exiting among others Tilapia and Nile Perch can be caught in the lake. Nile Perch can grow up to 1.8 meter and weigh 140kg fish from five to fifteen kilo are regularly caugt and very tasteful. All necessary fishing gear is available and the trained boatman will help out if necessary. Tilapia can also be catched from the jetty while you enjoy a chilled glass of wine and enjoy the view and wildlife at the lake. It's also possible to let the fish you caught be prepared by the chef.
The birdlife around Lake Victoria is spectaculair more than 350 different types of birds have been seen around the lake. Guests can go bird watching by foot or by boat accompanied by a local ornithologist. It is possible to see the majestic Fish Eagles nesting in the giant fig trees along the lakeshore. Colourful Kingfishers Bee-Eaters Weavers and Swallows are also resident around the Camp. Bird watching around the Lake is exciting for both keen ornithologists and beginners as there is such a wide variety of different birds to see.
The local culture and traditions are very different from those of other parts of Kenya and staying at the 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. The walk to the village takes half an hour along the picturesque lakeshore. The residents here are very friendly and will happily show you around their village. It is also possible to visit the local school. If guests feel like exploring on a nearby island and deep in the interior are hidden caves decorated with prehistoric rock art.
The accommodation 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. For a more active day you can go out on a fishing trip with the chance of catching a giant Nile Perch. Our resident ornithologist can take you on a gentle stroll along the lake shore introducing you to the varied bird life resident in the area. In the afternoon you can enjoy a gin and tonic on the deck watching the sun going down over the lake. During the evening you will be lulled to sleep by the lapping waves.
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