Getaway On A Budget: Lake Victoria Safari Village

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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.

 

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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!

 

Safari Village

 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: WANJIKU THUO

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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?) 😀

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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.

 

Lake Victoria Safari Village

 

Their theme of white and blue is consistent within the inner confines of the Lighthouse.

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It offers a spectacular view of Lake Victoria!

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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.

 

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Lake Victoria Safari Village

 

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. 🙂

 

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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…

 

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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.

 

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Plus, I suppose there is no way you can fail to enjoy your food when it means eating in such a beautiful place.

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One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things~Henry Miller.

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Tips
  • 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. winks
  • 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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25 Comments

  • Reply
    mercy
    May 26, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Such an awesome place. We are planning to do a visit at Rusinga and would like to visit Takawiri, lake victoria safari lodge and finally go to the spa at Rusinga island lodge…. Can we make it in two days to all the places ?

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      June 5, 2017 at 11:37 am

      Hi Mercy! My most sincere apologies for this delayed response. Thank you so much for your comment. 🙂 I can speak for Rusinga Island Lodge & L.V Safari Lodge, where I’ve been-& yes you can fit it into 2days, as for Takawiri- I can’t speak with utmost certainty… But with personal means of getting around,it should be easier. Feel free to check out my Travel guide to Rusinga for Tips. I trust you’ll have an amazing time! 🙂

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    Humphrey Akwabi
    March 6, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Wow! I have been to Dunga island, the chaos! I never imagined such a serene and turquoise existance of Lake Victoria! And the model on the photos!? What a beautiful scenery!

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 9, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      Thank you Humphrey! Hey, I never heard of Dunga Island, so we learn something new everyday, ay? Thanks for taking the time to read and comment!

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    Stella Nguu
    February 27, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Lovely piece. That food looks so yummy. Of course I have added this one to my bucket list.

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    Aggee
    February 5, 2017 at 6:59 am

    wow !
    it’s Awesome, it’s already in my travel list.

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 8, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      Thank you Agge!! Yaay! I am happy to read that this made to your bucketlist! #Missionaccomplished

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    February 2, 2017 at 1:18 pm

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    Nesh Kanja
    January 30, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Wow, an amazing destination right there, that’s sure another gem worth visiting. Good to know Lake Victoria has alot to offer and a great destination worth trying our as family, loved ones or even on a solo trip.

    Thanks again for sharing and we look forward to more and more destinations to try out this year thanks to you and your blog.

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 8, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks for reading Kanja And true…it’s great for families *wink* and solo trips as well! Always fun!

  • Reply
    Edith
    January 30, 2017 at 10:00 am

    So beautiful! Kenya seems like its worth a visit.

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 8, 2017 at 5:43 pm

      Hi Edith! Thanks for reading! And Yes I can assure you that Kenya is worth the visit We are ever discovering new places and you would love it!

  • Reply
    Rob
    January 29, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Its past midnight, am about to sleep and one thing comes to mind. A beautiful adventure, and right away I knew I would find that here on scrapbook journeys. Your work is amazing, I love it! Kenya is truly beautiful.

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 8, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      Hi Rob! Wow this is super encouraging to read! Glad to have you right here on Scrapbook Journeys! Thanks for reading

  • Reply
    Lornah
    January 27, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Lake Victoria anytime.. hehehe the views are spectacular!! I always love reading your posts… keep it up!

    http://www.cherriesvineyard.com

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    Vivian
    January 27, 2017 at 4:15 am

    This is so beautiful. Wonder why we keep thinking of only the Indian Ocean whereas there’s Lake Victoria to enjoy

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 27, 2017 at 8:59 am

      I couldn’t agree more Vivian! This shows that we certainly have more options than the Coast…Lake Victoria is totally worth a visit! Thanks for reading!

  • Reply
    Mahigunner
    January 26, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Thanks for sharing.
    A wonderful place worth visiting…..your way of describing it made me feel I was just next to it…… I almost went over to the balcony to checkout the lake……
    An appetite whetted….looking forward to be true to the yearning of my heart

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 27, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Wow thank you Mahigunner I am both humbled and encouraged
      And I am glad to hear the appetite for travel has been whetted…I hope you totally fulfill that yearning We keep on!

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    Claire Huro
    January 26, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Hey, thanx for the journeys.I learn a new place or thing especially on Kenya everytime I read your blog. Is it also possible you add transport tips, how to get there either by car, taxi,bus, air….etc…..keep up the good work.

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 26, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      Wow Thanks Claire! It’s great to read from you! And Yes-will certainly be including this info on my posts… Thanks for the input! Totally appreciated
      P.S. Working on something that should cover those areas, a big thank you

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    Martin Odote
    January 26, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Lovely descriptions and lovely pictures! I love the way the traditional has been merged into a modern context.

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 26, 2017 at 10:53 pm

      Thank you Martin! I appreciate the feedback! And Yes, that is Safari Village’s unique aspect for sure! Glad you enjoyed it!

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    Charity
    January 26, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Amazing.
    Can’t believe that this is Kenya.
    Thanks for opening up my eyes to our beautiful country.
    Great work Marion 🙂

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 26, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      Charity! Great to read from you It’s a true blessing and pleasure to share Thanks for the great feedback! We keep on!

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