Rusinga Island Lodge is located on Rusinga Island by the shores of Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest freshwater lake. Rusinga Island Lodge with its luxurious accommodation is a great place to relax before, during or at the end of a rigorous and exciting East African safari. Exuding an atmosphere of serene tranquility, Rusinga's manicured lawns stretch to Lake Victoria's edge.
With their high-thatched roofs, spacious verandas overlooking lush gardens and the sparkling waters of Lake Victoria beyond, Rusinga’s accommodation comprises of six self-contained cottages plus a family cottage with twin room and double room with an interconnecting door.
Bedrooms are either double (with a king size bed) or twin (with two queen size beds) with a living area and dressing area. Large en-suite bathrooms have double basins and walk-in and ‘soup-plate’ showers. Combining intimate charm and privacy with the highest level of personal comfort, the cottages are crafted from local materials.
Meal times are flexible at Rusinga and, wherever possible, ingredients are home-grown, an extensive vegetable garden provides fresh, organically grown vegetables and the grounds are dotted with fruit trees.
Breakfast is usually served on the lawns, fresh tropical fruits, homemade muesli, home-made pastries and eggs are cooked to order accompanied by bacon, sausages and tomato.
Lunch is also served alfresco with chilled soups, a selection of salads and delicious Nile perch cooked in a variety of ways to Rusinga’s secret recipes and accompanied by mouth-watering home-made breads.
Dinner can be served in the mess, candlelit on the jetty, at the gazebo in the grounds or barbecue style around the floodlit pool. Although all meals are table d’hote, should a guest have particular preferences or dietary requirements, these will be accommodated wherever possible and with prior notice.