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The Mfangano Cycle Challenge - Lake Victoria

A different way to explore the great lake



Manager of Governors Camp
Published on

26 Sept 2018

Updated on

09 Oct 2020

Mfangano Cycle Challenge Having A Breather

See Lake Victoria a little differently, by cycling around Mfangano Island which falls just inside Kenya- meet the wildlife and stay in a luxury camp.

Run by Governors' Camp, the Mfangano Island Cycle Challenge is being held this year on the weekend of 20th and 21st October 2018, on Lake Victoria's beautiful Mfangano Island. This annual event is a great way to explore a different side of Africa, and makes a fun add-on to your safari holiday.

Mfangano Cycle Challenge The Start
The starting line

There are some fantastic cycling routes across the island that will suit both novices and experts - from the easy going path that circumnavigates the island, to the more technical single track that traverses the top of the island. All of which offer spectacular views across the lake and island, and take you from the quaint little villages in the south, to more wild scrub land on the northern side of the island.

Mfangano Cycle Challenge Exploring The Island
Exploring the island
Mfangano Cycle Challenge
Tackling the tracks
Mfangano Cycle Challenge Having A Breather
Having a breather

On the trip we'll also plan to visit "Sacred Island" during one of the afternoons to hopefully catch a glimpse of the highly endangered spotted necked otters, as well as a plethora of birdlife.

Mfangano Island Birds
Mfangano Island birds

Aside from cycling over the weekend, there will also be opportunities for speed boat rides, hiking, dhow rides and fishing. Not to forget of course relaxing in the luxurious pool and swimming in the lake itself.

Mgangano Island Camp Pool
The glorious camp pool
Mfangano Cycle Challenge Lake Victoria
Lake Victoria

Accommodation will be based out of the luxurious Mfangano Island Camp at discounted rates, a great reward for all your hard work cycling!

Mfangano Island Camp
Mfangano Island Camp

The food cooked up at the lodge by our expert team of chefs never disappoints, and evenings will be spent dining under the stars, over the lake on our beautiful jetty.

Dining Under The Stars On Mfangano Island
Dining under the stars
Mfangano Island Camp Bedroom
Luxurious bedroom

To book at place on this year's Mfangano Cycle Challenge call our friendly team on 01768 603 715.

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