Well, Lake Victoria is gifted. But you can never understand the depth of this gift until you set your eyes on the gem that makes the second biggest fresh water lake more vibrant and appetizing.
Few places on the show of Lake Victoria can evoke images of white sands, blue waters and palm tree paradise like Takawiri Island Resort.
Tucked in a small Island, Takawiri Island Resort presents the most amazing destination this lake has ever had.
Let’s explore the
This is probably the most exceptional phenomena here. The scene at Takawiri Island Beach is one you’ll distinguish from the most popular lakeside beach resorts.
There’s a spectacular white sandy beach that stretches out several metres along the shorelines. All you need is a sunshade and sun lounger, and after that you can rest easy, safe in the knowledge that all the amenities and services you could want are just a few steps away. You can walk, run, summersault et all on the sand. It’s that fun!
2. DAY CRUISES
For the ultimate day of relaxation you could spend a day aboard a luxury yacht, sunbathing and indulging in great food and drink.
On a typical cruise you’ll board the boat in the morning and then lie back as you make a serene voyage to a remote beaches and islands inside the lake.
Occasionally the captain will drop anchor at some point and you’ll be free to try fishing in these tranquil waters using the readily available fishing lines.
For more fun the captain will let you take the wheel and steer the yatch for a while by yourself.
3. THE SUNSET EXPERIENCE
Takawiri is synonymous with stunning red sunsets and within the Island there are a number of locations to experience them.
At the back of the resort there is a vibrant atmosphere, comfortable seating areas and the ultimate vantage point from which to watch the sun go down.
You can also use the comfortable folded chairs on the front of the bar area or on the white shore
.They are perfect for enjoying sunset cocktails.
Alternatively, for a small fee, you can take a sunset cruise! Long stretches of sand on one side, and a red sun falling over the lake with nothing to obstruct the view; taking a sunset cruise is the ultimate way to watch the sun go down.
3. FOOD AND DRINKS
This is the heart of everything here! Imagine having a dinner of fresh Tilapia you fished from the Lake yourself and cooked as per your wish?
They have a restaurant situated just a few metres from the shore, the restaurant is not actually known best for the glorious food they serve but rather for its idyllic and very unique setting.
They have bar services here too.
What you need to do is to make sure you place a reservation prior to your coming as it is usually booked, especially in the high season.
Exclusive is not the word and with flora and fauna, this is just an experience not to be missed.
4. OFF-ROAD TOURS AND EXCURSIONS
Nearby the resort there are villages, homes and local beaches and shopping centers. These areas especially the local centers and beaches offer amazing excursions for all levels of experience. You can bond with the locals as you get the rich history of the island and the information about lakeside life.
You’ll visit different amenities, have experience of walking on sharp terrains, try your hand on the fishing expedition with locals and have a physical exercise as well. There are no vehicles here, it’s a walking affair.
This is how to get here:
Use a ferry and a waterbus from Mbita to Mfangano Island. Departures from Mbita 10am, 11am, 4.30pm and 5pm. Departures from Mfangano 7.30am, 11.30am and 2.30pm. Alternative you can use egine boats that will bring you straight to the Island.
Have a buzz when you visit this amazing place!