AUTHENTIC SAFARIS & PERSONALIZED TOURS IN LAKE VICTORIA WITH AFRICANMECCA
More than 350 bird species have been recorded at Lake Victoria, giving it a reputation of offering superb birdwatching. With a resident ornithologist as your guide, travel on foot or by boat to locate and identify swallows, bee-eaters, weavers, kingfishers, warblers, sunbirds and other feathered inhabitants.
Birdwatching is one of the most popular activities with for guests, and many of the Lake Victoria species are rarely found in other parts of Kenya. From October to April, guests can also observe migratory species that arrive from Europe, and the presence of these sorts superbly complements the resident avi-fauna that are abundantly found around the lake. Lake Victoria is also an angler’s paradise, offering fishermen of all levels the thrilling experience of catching a Nile perch.
These large fish can reach six feet in length and weigh in at a mind-blowing 300 pounds! You needn’t worry about bringing tackle as this is available at your accommodation. Best of all, you have the inside information of a local fisherman skipper showing you all of the best spots to cast! Should you prefer a more relaxed trip at Lake Victoria, fish for tilapia on the jetty just before sunset in the early evening.
For AfricanMecca guests who desire archaeological tours in Kenya, we recommend walking tours of Mfangano Island and Rusinga Island. On Mfangano Island, your guide takes you to see ancient rock art at Mawanga Cave and foothill site of Kwitone. Known as one of the unspoiled places in the world for primate fossils, the archaeological treasures of Rusinga Island were first discovered in 1948 by Louis and Mary Leakey. Today, the island remains a significant point-of-interest for archaeological studies by Pennsylvania State University, University of Minnesota and American Museum of Natural History.
The island is also home to the Tom Mboya Memorial to commemorate on of Kenya’s most prominent political leaders. The Luo people of Lake Victoria continue to follow the traditions and practices of previous generations. Their charming lakeside fishing villages dot the shoreline, and their dhows sail along the lake each day. You find yourself immersed in their casual and relaxed lifestyle, and their warmth and kindness to guests are the epitomai of authentic native Kenyan hospitality.
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WHERE TO STAY IN LAKE VICTORIA
We recommend Mfangano Island Camp and Rusinga Island Lodge. Both of these lodgings are located on distinct islands on Lake Victoria in Kenya and offer an excellent balance of quality and cost.
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GUIDE ON LAKE VICTORIA
For a relaxing, pleasurable lake vacation in East Africa, we recommend a visit to Lake Victoria in Kenya, the largest of the Great African Lakes and the second largest freshwater lake in the world.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT LAKE VICTORIA
Because outdoor activities are a major part of your Lake Victoria tour, weather conditions influence your overall experience. We recommend the cool-dry season from July to October as the best time.
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Scott Aaronson - Associate Professor, M.I.T - Boston, United States
Dear AfricanMecca, We had a marvelous time in Kenya. Mfangano Island Lodge (Lake Victoria) was a gem in itself. Thanks to your excellent planning and communication with us.
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Dr Krina Zondervan, Oxford University - United Kingdom
We were extremely pleased with our itinerary. All those elephants and giraffes just posing and asking to have their pictures taken. Thank you for planning one of the best trips I have ever taken.
Professor Donald S. Kisiel - Biology Department Suffolk County Community College - New York, United States
EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR LAKE VICTORIA IN WESTERN KENYA
When visiting Lake Victoria, we recommend combining your safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, Samburu or Laikipia - Lewa, Nakuru, Elementaita, and Naivasha - Great Rift Valley Lakes. You can also climb the 2nd highest mountain in Africa: Mount Kenya.
You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru, Chyulu Hills or Tsavo East - Tsavo West for an offbeat wildlife tour.
You can end your vacation at the Indian Ocean for a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour on the exotic spice island of Zanzibar, Lamu, or Mombasa.
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