Rusinga Island

Rusinga Island

A place of infinite beauty to calm the mind and rejuvenate the body, Rusinga provides a welcome break before, during or after a rigorous and exciting East African safari. Exuding an atmosphere of serene tranquility, Rusinga’s manicured lawns stretch to Lake Victoria’s edge.

Rusinga’s grounds, with its exotic trees, are haven for a myriad of bird species – many of which are unique to this small corner of Kenya. These spacious grounds offer a safe environment for children to release energy and the more active to catch up on exercise.

Rusinga’s renowned hospitality; delicious home-grown, home-cooked food; and indulgent accommodation combine to offer an ideal base from which to explore other areas of East Africa.

Most residents of Rusinga make their living from subsistence agriculture (maize and millet), as well as fishing.

Venue: Rusinga Island Lodge

Rusinga Island Lodge staff has excellent working knowledge of the environment and venue, we can therefore personally assure you that the quality and levels of services will meet your group’s expectations. The Lodge’s magnificent gardens are the ultimate location for garden wedding and their receptions, special moment’s and photo shoots. You can also book unique accommodations on AirBnB.

Transport Info

By Air

The easiest way to get to the island is by plane. There are a number of daily scheduled flights from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Kisumu. It is a 20 minute charter flight from Kisumu or a 35 minute flight from the teeming savannahs of the Masai Mara. The flight from the country’s capital Nairobi takes about 1 hour 30 minutes. The airstrip is located on the island, just a short stroll away from the lodge.

By Road and Boat

There are a number of daily scheduled flights from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Kisumu. The journey takes 3 hours and passes through some impressive countryside. At the lake you will catch a ferry to the lodge which takes about 45 minutes.

Excursions to Ruma National Park

Set out on an excursion to Kenya’s remotest national park. This picturesque park is home to the last population of striking looking Roan Antelope in Kenya. It will be an early start, departing Rusinga at 06:30 and taking a 40 minute speedboat trip on the lake. A safari vehicle will meet you and it is a 30 minute drive to the park. After a game drive enjoy a hearty breakfast before the return trip to Rusinga.