Speke Bay Lodge is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria some 125 km north of Mwanza and 15km from Serengeti National Park.
Accommodation: The lodge has eight, lake facing bungalows with private bathrooms, and nine safari tents with hot showers and toilets situated close-by.
Facilities and Services:
Three separate round buildings are joined by a large terrace, which overlooks Lake Victoria, which house a well-stocked bar, and a restaurant that offers a blend of international and Tanzanian cuisine using fresh fish (specialty) from the lake and vegetables & fruits from the local fields. There are no large buffets; each client can make his or her choice, and the staff will be happy to cater for your special wishes and diets. Your breakfast or lunch can be served on the terrace of your bungalow, or a table will be set for you on the terrace of the restaurant, in the garden or on the beach. Boat trips in local canoes and fishing for Nile perch can be organized from the Lodge.
Speke Bay Lodge is located on the south-eastern shore of Lake Victoria in Tanzania, East Africa. It is 15 kilometres from the Serengeti National Park, and 125 kilometres north of Mwanza. Speke Bay is part of Speke Gulf, named after the famous explorer John Hanning Speke, who, in 1858, discovered Lake Victoria to be the source of the Nile. Embraced by savannah, the Lodge looks like a small village, stretched out along the shores of the lake. The main buildings and luxury accommodation are round in form, built to perfection, painted white and thatched with a grass roof in the traditional style of the local tribe, the Sukuma. Since the Lodge is outside but close to the Serengeti National Park, it is the ideal place to start or end your safari, or relax during your travels. Excursions in boats and on mountain bikes are offered, so you can truly experience Africa; you can fish from the beach for Tilapia, enjoy the peacefulness, or wander around on the Lodge’s 100 hectares of savannah, looking for birds.
All eight bungalows are situated along the shore of the lake. Each bungalow is a separate structure designed to ensure your privacy. The roofs are thatched with a thick layer of grass, providing excellent insulation. The custom-made furniture in solid Mkola wood adds to the warm and elegant atmosphere. An entrance hall gives access to a bathroom and a spacious main room. This room has a sleeping area with a large lockable cupboard (for your clothes and valuables) and a writing table. The sitting area has a huge French window opening on to a bougainvillaea-shaded veranda where your breakfast can be served. Each bungalow has a loft with two twin beds, making them suitable for families with children. The bathroom has a large table with a build-in basin, a spacious shower with hot water and a hygienic wall mounted toilet. All the appliances and fittings are the best on the market. The water system is state of the art, with a large sand filter, UV-treatment, and Ozone-injection. Bottled drinking water is available.