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5 Days Rusinga island Experience

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  • ­­­­­Accommodation on full board basis in all hotels at the National Parks and reserves
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver guide
  • All airport/ airstrip transfers
  • All park fees
  • Bottled mineral water during the safari



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Day 1Nairobi to / Rusinga Island

After early breakfast, check out from your Hotel and your driver guide will pick you to the Airport to catch your flight to Rusinga Island which will take you only 40 minutes to arrive, you will land at Homabay airstrip then you will be picked by our company representative based here and then drive to the lake shore at Mbita where there will be a boat transfer to Rusinga Island Lodge.

Check-in then spend your time at leisure until time for lunch at the lodge.

After lunch you can enjoy the hotels amenities or go for bird watching, swimming or take a boat ride.

Day 2Enjoy Boat Rides and Bird Watching at Rusinga Island Lodge

Today after breakfast relax at the lodge at your own time, you will have optional activities at the Lodge like bird watching, Birdlife around Rusinga is spectacular, encouraging even the most reluctant birder.

From stately fish eagles (which nest within the grounds) and elusive double-toothed barbets to tiny iridescent sunbirds and arrow-fast kingfishers, Rusinga truly is a bird-lover’s paradise.

Rusinga’s grounds are home to more than 369 species of local and migratory birds, many not found elsewhere in Kenya.

Nearby Bird Islands – a short boat ride from the lodge – are one of the most important breeding sites for water birds on Lake Victoria. Vast flocks of cormorants can be seen – wings outspanned to catch the sun’s rays in the early morning, or keenly watching the water for fish during the day. Magnificent fish eagles soar overhead and swoop low giving excellent photographic opportunities.
At Rusinga Island there is a wide selection of water sports equipment available to suite both the serious, enthusiast and the first timer. Jet-Ski, Water-skis, Mono-skis, Kneeboard, Banana, Kayaks as well as leisure.

Boat ride to the nearby white sandy beaches all make for a fun, invigorating morning out on the lake. The best time for these activities is between 07.00 to 10.00am when the lake is generally calm. Sometimes the activities can go on until around 13.00 hours before the water current starts becoming rough.

All meals and overnight at Rusinga Island Lodge on full board basis.

Day 3Fishing at Lake Victoria

Troll for enormous Nile perch along the shores and in the shallow waters of Lake Victoria or cast for tilapia at sunset from the jetty. Both fish make delicious eating and the kitchen is always on standby to cook your catch of the day!

Rusinga Island lodge holds the record for Nile perch – which can weigh up to 300lbs.

There are 6 well-equipped fishing boats crewed by experienced and good-humored boat Captains to give you the best chance of catching ‘the big one.’

Day 4: Visit Nearby - Ruma National Park

Ruma National Park is one of Kenya’s most unusual and beautiful national parks. The last surviving group of roan antelope in Kenya can be seen here – a large antelope with magnificent black and white facial markings and swept-back horns. Other special animals include the Jackson’s Hartebeest and Rothschild giraffe. Also seen in abundance are oribi, bohor reedbuck, impala, topi, waterbuck and buffalo. Leopards may also be sighted. Due to the remoteness of the park, it is unlikely that guests from Rusinga Island Lodge will see another visitor. A bush breakfast in Ruma is something very special.

Guests wishing to visit Ruma leave the lodge by speedboat at 6.30am. After a 40-minute boat ride on the lake (early mornings are usually calm on the lake), a Rusinga 4×4 will meet you at the lakeshore for the short 30-minute drive to the park. En route you’ll see typical Luo homesteads. After exploring the park and its inhabitants enjoy a hearty bush breakfast before heading back to the lakeshore for the return boat ride to the lodge, arriving around lunchtime.

Day 5Departure

Today after breakfast check out of the hotel then you will be driven to the airstrip to catch your flight back to Nairobi. On arrival you will be met by our company representative who will pick you and drive you back to your place of residence.
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