How to reach us

Speke Bay Lodge
P.O. Box 953
Fax: +255 (0)28 2621237

How to get there

Speke Bay Lodge can be reached by dirt road from Arusha through the Serengeti National Park or from Mwanza or Kenya on tarmac roads. The Lodge is on a 7 to 8 hour drive from Nairobi. You can fly from Arusha, to the Tanzania National Parks airstrip, which is 1 to 1,5 hours from the Lodge, or to Mwanza International Airport, which is 2,5 hours. Mwanza Airport also has connections to Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Nairobi, Kampala and Kigali. Transfers can be arranged.

Climate and rainfall

Lake Victoria lies 1133 meter (3,718 feet) above sea level. It is generally sunny (around 30 degrees C). The evenings and nights are mild (min. 17 degrees C). In the afternoon a cool breeze from the lake picks up and continues into the evening. The rainy season is from November to May, with the short rains in November/December and the long rains in April/May. The Lodge is open all year round.

Personal care


Before you embark on your journey, consult your doctor for advice on vaccinations and malaria prevention. Every possible precaution is taken to safeguard your stay. The drainage works have substantially reduced the mosquitoes, but malaria still remains a threat here, as in most of the wildlife areas and at the coast.

Energency arrangements

There are two reasonable hospitals in the vicinity (respectively 17 km and 35 km), and through (mobile and landline)telephone/fax or E-mail and SW-radio, the Flying Doctors (AMREF) can be reached, in the event of medical emergencies. A temporary membership is recommended.