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At the western Kenya sector of Lake Victoria is Rusinga Island Lodge, a secluded getaway for a relaxing break from your hectic yet unforgettable safari in Kenya’s varied national parks and reserves. Nourish your body and mind amongst gardens of lush grass and striking trees filled with unique birdlife and other small denizens. Let go of all of your worries and stress as the attentive staff see to your every need while instinctively knowing when you need seclusion. 6 guest cottages are available as doubles with king-size beds or twins with two queen-size beds, all with a large en-suite bathroom, living area, dressing area and private verandahs facing the gardens and Lake Victoria. Escape into a space of high-contrast natural stone, thatch and wood that is exceptionally complemented by the ecru light floors, comfy linens, mosquito netting and other decorative accents. All rooms are situated on the same level, making Rusinga Island Lodge a great choice for AfricanMecca guests with limited mobility. The spacious property offers plenty of places to enjoy quiet time and is safe for your children to run and play during your family vacation in Africa. Take a break from your adventurous tour of Lake Victoria with a bit of pampering at the spa and lounging by the swimming pool. Awaken to a soft knock on your door as your senses embrace the aroma of freshly brewed tea and coffee. Spend a few minutes on your verandah before dressing for the day’s activities. We recommend arranging a birding tour early in the morning when the light is perfect for photography. Join an experienced ornithologist for a short boat ride or nature walk to discover the many feathered creatures on the island, many of which are not found in other parts of magical Kenya. Your lakeside Kenyan dream holiday gives you the opportunity to see firsthand African fish eagles, sunbirds, double-toothed barbets, kingfishers and many more of the over 350 bird species recorded at the lake. Return to the camp for an outdoor lunch, and then enjoy a leisurely walk, mountain biking, village visits and other personalized activities. Join other guests for afternoon tea, and then grab your fishing gear and head out to catch your own dinner of Nile perch and tilapia! Imagine fishing in the favorite spots of the local fishermen! Another activity we recommend for a superb trip to Lake Victoria is a walking paleontology tour of the island that includes stops at archaeological sites excavated by the famed Leakeys! Two of the best sites are only a short distance from Rusinga Island Lodge, and you may be lucky enough to learn from the actual archaeologists who sometimes work in the sites dependent on the time of the year. AfricanMecca can also organize community visits, day-travel trip to Ruma National Park, biking around the island and visit to the memorial site for Tom Mboya (read more on where else to stay in Lake Victoria). Return to camp for sundowners and delightful stories of outlandish travels in wild East Africa, followed by dinner that is served in the dining area, gazebo and even on a candlelit jetty. Weather dependent, the lodge can even arrange an evening barbecue around the pool.
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Jambo Raza, The Lake Nakuru outing was great! We saw lots of pelicans, some flamingos, both black and white rhino... We've already recommended a Kenya safari to friends and relatives. Thanks again
Scott Aaronson - Associate Professor, M.I.T - Boston, United States
Dear AfricanMecca, We had a marvelous time in Kenya. Mfangano Island Lodge (Lake Victoria) was a gem in itself. Thanks to your excellent planning and communication with us.
Anthony and Hunter Percival - Colorado, United States
Hi Raza, I wanted to email you to say how well all your arrangements came together for Nairobi, Masai Mara-Governors IL Moran, Lake Victoria - Rusinga Island Lodge, Lamu - Peponi Hotel. Thanks..
Robyn Taylor - Brisbane, Australia
Jambo Altaf, As usual the program went like clockwork and it was a wonderful holiday in Rift Valley & Masai Mara. Lake Nakuru is absolutely stunning and exceeded my expectations..
Simon Woodlock, Chief Financial Officer, Synovate - Surbiton, United Kingdom
Thank you so, so much for all of your help in planning our amazing safari to Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, and Nairobi. Everything went so smoothly. Our tour guides were the best!!
Joanne Wright - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - United States
Jambo Altaf and Raza! We are back on earth now after our fabulous honeymoon. This is to say THANK YOU so much for organising a week in Kenya that we will never forget.....!
Dr Krina Zondervan, Oxford University - United Kingdom
We were extremely pleased with our itinerary. All those elephants and giraffes just posing and asking to have their pictures taken. Thank you for planning one of the best trips I have ever taken.
Professor Donald S. Kisiel - Biology Department Suffolk County Community College - New York, United States
EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR RUSINGA ISLAND LODGE IN LAKE VICTORIA KENYA
When staying at Rusinga Island Lodge in Kenya, we recommend combining your safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, Samburu or Laikipia - Lewa, Nakuru and Naivasha - Great Rift Valley Lakes. You can also day trek or climb the 2nd highest mountain in Africa - Mount Kenya.
You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru, Chyulu Hills or Tsavo East - Tsavo West ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.
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