... During the
sunsets, and they can be astonishing at times, both sky
glow together in a magnificent explosion of theatrical light…"
Hanning Speke's first sighting of Lake Victoria
("The White Nile" by
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.