My wife and I are volunteer missionaries living in Tarime, which is about 50 miles north of Musoma. We were looking for a place just to get away after being here for two months. However, we didn't want to travel very far as we don't have our own transportation. Then I ran across Lukuba Island Resort on Tripadvisor. It was just what we needed. We were only planning to stay one night but we weren't there for more than one hour when we started talking about the second night.
I kicked off my sandals and didn't put them back on until it was time to go, except for when we took a guided tour of the island or walked to the top of a rock to watch the sunset. The beach was beautiful and clean. The water perfect for swimming. And the food ... WOW! ... the meals were great. My only complaint is that the cooks don't know how to do eggs "over easy" but that was minor. I can't say enough about the staff. Any request was granted. John who owns the resort would show up at every meal to inquire of the group (there were only two other couples on the weekend we were there) when we would like our next meal and suggest activities we could engage in if we wanted to.
The rooms were clean and nicely laid out with the bed facing the lake. There was plenty of hot water and good water pressure. The staff is fine with coming by in the morning with a wake up knock on the door and freshly made coffer - real coffee made in a french press.
My wife and I used the peace and quiet to journal and reflect on our mission work. It was a much needed break before going back to Tarime. Before we left the island we were talking about when we would come back before leaving Tanzania in June.
Oh I marked the pool as terrible, but who wants a pool when there is beautiful Lake Victoria. I think they should just fill in the pool for what it is worth.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set just off the eastern shores of Africa's greatest lake, the Lukuba Island is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the quiet beauty of sea meeting land. The Lodge is the perfect place to relax. Whether you've just finished a week-long safari in the Serengeti or just arrived in Africa, Lukuba provides everything you'll need to unwind, to take a deep breath and let the sounds and visions of Lake Victoria overtake you. ... more less