Hi there beautiful! 🙂 What comes to mind when you hear the words ‘Safari Village’? Well, I am thrilled to bring you along on this trip of discovery to Lake Victoria Safari Village!
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes~Marcel Proust
One of the things I like most about travel, is seeing the different places we tour, through your eyes! 🙂 I enjoy reading your feedback, and the surprise you express about different parts of Kenya. I can tell you that it adds sugar, spice and everything nice,
(wink wink) to our endeavors…thank you my dear friends! 😀
It was interesting to read your comments about our last post on Rusinga Island… I can totally relate, because each time we travel to a new part of Kenya, we find ourselves seeing more with our mouths than with our eyes!!
hehe Kenya is truly amazing in that way. 😀
That was similarly the case when we visited Lake Victoria Safari Village, in Mbita. As we made our way there, I was not quite sure what to expect… The name ‘Safari Village’ had a curious ring to it, particularly the ‘village’ part. I was curious to see what this would add up to… 😀
Exploring Lake Victoria Safari Village
Nestled in the wild parts of Mbita, Lake Victoria Safari village is like a mystery of nature… It is a 3km drive from Mbita town, Homa Bay County and is well-situated along the shores of Lake Victoria.
Walking in, it felt deserted… You know you are in the ‘village’ when there are no guards to greet or stop you at the gate! 😀
So there we were, wandering in by ourselves, unsure of whether the place was open for business or not… They have vast grounds which, on this occasion, made it look like a ‘ghost town’ as it was completely quiet…
Yet, despite the deserted look, we could not ignore the beauty that surrounded us. The place is lush and green with different kinds of trees, and flowers adorning their gardens. This is well-accentuated by the views of Lake Victoria, that immediately make you feel like you just arrived at the beach!
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: WANJIKU THUO
We eventually found our way to the restaurant where our nostrils were hit by a distinct fish smell… The hotel crew looked relaxed, listening to what sounded like Benga…
(Or is it Ohangla?) 😀
A Room Type For Everyone!
By this time, we had already noticed the wide variety of room offerings available at Safari Village…
But the one that instantly grabbed our attention was the lighthouse! We found ourselves gravitating towards it like gleeful bugs being drawn to a light bulb… 😀 Our host, Mulwa, had mentioned this amazing lighthouse, but seeing it in real life was a treat! Although they were expecting another guest to check in the same day, they agreed to give us a tour of the Lighthouse.
Their theme of white and blue is consistent within the inner confines of the Lighthouse.
It offers a spectacular view of Lake Victoria!
This is an ideal place for a couple, or a person looking for a serene, personal getaway to unwind or even get some work done.
Beyond the Lighthouse, Safari Village also offers tented rooms.
They’ve creatively adopted the tents into rooms with bathrooms and everything! This is a great option for those who are looking to have a camping experience by the lake.
Their modern huts and cottages are also quite an interesting option, if you want to feel like you are in the village… Modern-day village to be exact. 🙂
Safari village has a huge range of room options, for you to choose from… You will not fail to find something to fit your needs…and pocket!
The rooms rate between Kshs. 3,300 and Kshs. 10,400 for a Single room (tent) and Quadruple room, respectively, on a Bed & Breakfast option.
Serene and Relaxed Lakeside Views
If you should ever come to this place for any reason, then let that be for the gorgeous views of Lake Victoria. It is calming to get lost, staring into its vast beauty…
Another Lakeside Culinary Tour
In these parts of Kenya, the food does not disappoint… what with freshly caught fish, relished in a generous portion of tasty tomato gravy? I can’t help feeling hungry as I write this! 😀 Their meals range approximately between Kshs. 500 to Kshs 1,500.
Plus, I suppose there is no way you can fail to enjoy your food when it means eating in such a beautiful place.
One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things~Henry Miller.
- Make your reservation in advance to secure your booking
- Carry your camera to take pictures of the sunset, and birds
- With the month of love right around the corner, this would make for an affordable getaway surprise.
- If you missed out on last week’s post catch up HERE
Thanks for coming along my my dear friends, I hope you have enjoyed this trip?! As always, I look forward to your comments and feedback>> be sure to leave one in the Comments’ Section Below. 🙂
*Much Love* >> *Stay Inspired Always*
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Lake Victoria Safari Village Review
*The food is very well done, and superbly delicious
*Service can be a bit slow, although they aren’t very busy with many customers
*They could improve on hotel reception of customers
*Their prices are affordable and their range of rooms caters to a wide selection of needs