Tourist activities on Lake Victoria

CHASING ISLANDS; RUSINGA (Rusinga Island lodge)

This is part two of my chasing Islands tour. You can find part one here.

Tourist activities on Lake Victoria

Rusinga island lodge is a piece of heaven by the banks of Lake Victoria. The soothing sound of the waves, the well manicured lawns, the culinary prowess of the chefs and the hospitality of their staff easily make it one of the best hotels I have been to.

The lodge is located on Rusinga island which can be accessed through a bridge from Mbita or their air strip.

Tourist activities on Lake Victoria

 

Their rooms face the lake so the views are astounding, right from one’s bed. We had some of our meals (three course) delivered to our cottage upon request. Breakfast by the lake is however, an experience I would recommend.

Tourist activities on Lake Victoria
Photo credit: Rusinga Island lodge
Tourist activities on Lake Victoria
Lake-facing cottages
Tourist activities on Lake Victoria
Breakfast by the lake.

The hotel offers various activities including fishing at the jetty, kayaking, jet-skiing and more professional fishing deeper in the lake. I felt very family friendly.

Tourist activities on Lake Victoria
Jet-skiing. The jet-skiing guy let me do it on my own. So much fun!

Tourist activities on Lake Victoria

Tourist activities on Lake Victoria

 

Tourist activities on Lake Victoria

Rusinga Island Lodge

My father had told me about the Tom Mboya Musoleum in Rusinga which he had visited a while back. Tom Mboya is a personal icon, a man who fought for the liberation of Kenya and spoke Pan-africanist ideals so eloquently wherever he went. The mausoleum is about a 10 minute walk from Rusinga island lodge. The hotel was as kind as to give us a guide that escorted us there. Tom Mboya MaussoleumTourist activities on Lake Victoria

We left the hotel for Mbita where we boarded the waterbus, a ferry used to transport locals.

Tourist activities on Lake Victoria
Waterbus. It’s very comfortable and clean.

Tourist activities on Lake Victoria

Tourist activities on Lake Victoria

Until next time, happy travels!

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