This page was last updated 06 January, 2004

This homepage was established with the purpose to promote tourism in the region around Lake Victoria in Western Kenya in general and in Mbita, South Nyanza in particular. We promote the area as:  

Kenya's West-coast.

For a Kenya Safari with a difference, head west and experience the magnificent beauty of Lake Victoria.

In order to assist you to reach Kenya's west-coast, we have established a good relationship with some  well known and experienced tour companies. For your safari needs you may contact us or one of the tour operators we co-operate with directly. We have prepared a few sample safari itineraries for you on our Safari Proposal page.

Lake Victoria Safari Village is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Victoria in quiet and nice surroundings, 3 km from Mbita town and just inland of Rusinga and Mfangano islands. Balmly tropical weather and the clear cool waters of Lake Victoria, make Mbita an ideal place for relaxing on the shores. Wide warm sandy beaches, perfect for swimming fringe the lake, surrounded by quiet fishing villages and lush green hills. The lake is ideal for exploration by boat and is regarded as Africa's finest fishing grounds. The place is a paradise for birdwatchers.

The village consists of attractive round traditional huts thatched with papyrus reeds. Each double room has its own bathroom with shower and a private veranda overlooking the lake. It is a comfortable place with a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. The perfect place to sniff the breeze, while gazing out on the lake and the islands beyond.  

Western Kenya is one of Kenya's  least known and visited regions. The area has a lot to offer visitors and is an undiscovered world of wonders. The west coast is endlessly diverse and has lush green highlands, tropical rainforests, the great expanse of Lake Victoria - the legendary source of the Nile, and much, much more. The region is home to fascinating cultures, mythology and a history that lives and breathes in sacred sites and thriving traditional festivals. Stunning landscapes, wonderful wildlife, adventures, birdwatching and more all await the visitor to Kenya's west coast. 

Take a safari west and embark on a journey of discovery...................................

We have collected some information about the nearby islands, the lake itself,  Ruma National Park, some popular activities and a map of the area for you to acquaint yourself with the area beforehand. 

Some useful information:

By road it is about 150 km from Kisumu and 430 km from Nairobi.

The Village is located 00° 26’ 44” S and 34° 11’ 53” E at an altitude 1035 meters above sea level. The temperature varies between 15-20° C at night to 25-30° C during the day. The days are normally sunny and warm. Rainfall can be experienced during the months of May-June and October-November, normally late afternoon or during the night.

The people of Mbita are friendly and unspoiled by modern tourism. The area is the perfect place to meet “Black Africa”. Mbita is stated by the “Lonely Planet travel books” to be as far out in the Wilderness as you can come in Kenya.

Some photos from the Village:

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Invitation for Cost-sharing Investment in the Village:

Have you ever been dreaming about having  your own hut in Africa on the shores of Lake Victoria on the west coast of Kenya ? Now you have the chance, grab it !  First come first served. 

Acknowledgements:

During my compilation of these pages I have  requested various people to use their material, photographs, etc. in order to cover the subjects well. I want to thank everybody for their encouraging support and I have tried to acknowledge such assistance by making a link to their homepage at an appropriate place. In particular I want to thank my old friend from the schooldays, Dag Paus for letting me use several of his photographs that he has taken during his countless visits to Kenya's west coast.

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