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[<< ]Wag Hill Lodge

Wag Hill, an ecofriendly lodge, offers the ultimate in privacy and seclusion, providing an opportunity to relax, unwind, fish and explore one of the last indigenous environments on the shores of Lake Victoria.

Wag Hill Lodge is situated on 17,3 hectares of protected indigenous forest and is dedicated to fostering the natural environment of Lake Victoria. For the naturalist, Wag Hill is a paradise, with an abundance of bird life, small animals and incredible forests, all which can be viewed on walks around the Lodge or while relaxing by the pool.

Accommodation

Wag Hill Lodge has a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere. The three unique bungalows of Malachite, Little Egret and Hammerkop are all positioned to provide magnificent views over Lake Victoria

Each bungalow is unique and has a private balcony which provide stunning views over Lake Victoria, particularly the magnificent hues of sunrise. The local wood reflects character and warmth; the bedroom features a solid timber bed with a mosquito net suspended from bamboo poles and the walls are windows opening up to the African forest outside, lending an air of romance encouraging guests to lie in bed and enjoy the view of the majestic Lake Victoria. Natural light provides soothing tones and a restful stay and the d├ęcor combines natural slate floors and solid wood furnishings. Each bungalow is complete with en-suite facilities.

Bill Geach, owner and operator, has shown amazing vision and creativity with the construction and placement of stunning and unique buildings at Wag Hill Lodge.

The use of natural materials and solar energy embraces the environmentally friendly aspect.

Our rates for this unique wildlife lodge are inclusive of the following:

  • Return boat transfers to Wag Hill Lodge from Mwanza Yacht Club
  • Secluded accommodation in one of the three uniquely designed bungalows;
  • Lunch, dinner and breakfast, including all tea and coffee;
  • All refreshments, including imported wines, local beers, soft drinks and bottled water;
  • All activities, including fishing boats and equipment;
  • Guided nature walks on forest trails;
  • Tuition in fishing, if required.

Activities

Fishing: Lake Victoria hosts some of the biggest Nile Perch and Tilapia in the world. The largest Nile Perch caught at the Lodge is 86 kg and Tilapia 4,2 kg.
Fish for Tilapia on the shores of Wag Hill or cruise around Lake Victoria, trolling for Nile Perch in one of the fully equipped fishing boats.

Trolling with lures is the main method of fishing, with drift and live bait fishing an option. All equipment and lures for Nile Perch trolling are supplied, but anglers are free to bring their own, especially lighter equipment for Tilapia.

The boats are fitted with fish finders and all the necessary equipment for Nile Perch fishing is provided. Fishing is by trolling with a maximum of 4 lines.

Life jackets, GPS, flares, a basic first aid kit and a mobile phone are carried on board for safety. A cool box is carried on board to accommodate drinks whilst out fishing.

Forest walks: Visitors have the freedom to explore Wag Hill Lodge to observe the unique diversity of the indigenous fauna and flora, or can choose to take a guided walk with the resident guide whose knowledge of the area is vast.

Birdwatching: Wag Hill Lodge is a paradise for bird lovers as the protected indigenous flora attracts many species of birds. There is an abundance of egrets, pied kingfishers, grey headed kingfishers, malachite kingfishers, ibises, cormorants, storks, bul buls, sunbirds, wagtails, shrikes, monarchs, flycatchers and the majestic fish eagle, to name a few.

Swimming pool & entertainment area: A peaceful setting to cool down and relax in comfortable chairs around the pool, reading a good book, or watching various birds including kingfishers, flycatchers and Wagtails dipping into the pool and preening themselves in the surrounding trees.

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