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Rusinga Island Lodge
Why we like it
• A private retreat on Lake Victoria's edge
• Renowned for gracious hospitality
• Exceptional home grown and cooked cuisine
• Indulge in spa treatments using natural exotic scents and herbs for a truly uplifting experience
• A truly special place , perfect for a relaxing stay before or after a safari in Kenya for families and couples
The opportunity to fish for the enormous Nile Perch is a true adventure and one that not many can resist, allow the experienced boat captains to show you the true beauty of the lake.
Fiona exceeded our expectations. We had a tour guide (Mohammed) in Zanzibar and we rate him as one of the very best guides we’ve ever had (and we have travelled a lot). Mohammed's knowledge was outstanding compared to anything we had read.
- S.R London
Seven individual en suite cottages ( one being a family cottage) have high thatched roofs and spacious patios looking out over lush gardens and the sparkling Lake Victoria beyond. An atmosphere of serene tranquility pervades all, the contemporary spa blending peace, personal indulgence and relaxation. Whether you enjoy fishing, water skiing, hiking, sighting rare animals or simply gazing in wonderment at the glorious variety of birds, this place of quiet and beauty is sure to calm the mind and rejuvenate the body.
Nairobi or Mombasa
8 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area
Best time to travel
December - March, July - October
Kenya's equatorial location ensures warm weather year round, though it can be cool at night and first thing in the morning. There are two rain seasons, the long rains occur from late March to early June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coldest in July to August.
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Suggested itineraries in Kenya
Nights: 8 | from £5,625pp
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A Family Safari to Kenya
Nights: 8 | from £5,865pp
The only thing better than watching a wild lion is seeing your children watch the lion – and Kenya’s the perfect destination in which to introduce your family to African game. Track the Big Five in the innovative Ol Pejeta Conservancy followed by a classic safari in the Masai Mara.
Out of Africa
Nights: 10 | from £6,640pp
Follow in the footsteps of silver screen legends on our 11-day Out of Africa tour of Kenya.
Highlights of Kenya
Nights: 7 | from £4,295pp
This six day twin-centre safari with conservation at its heart gives you the opportunity to track lions and observe chimpanzees before moving on to the Masai Mara, renowned for its magnificent variety of game and big cats.
The Mathews Mountain Range
Nights: 3 | from £3,895pp
A short safari in Kenya’s Northern Frontier, home to the Samburu tribe and rare species of wildlife, a great way to extend your Kenyan holiday. The Mathews Mountain Range is ideal for those looking to get off the beaten track.
Luxury Small Group Journey - The Great Migration Safari in Style
Nights: 13 | from £11,369pp
Visiting Nairobi, Amboseli National Park, Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park And Masai Mara Game Reserve
Nights: 6 | from £2,995pp
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Wildlife and Warriors
Nights: 8 | from £4,325pp
A classic combination of Samburu and the magical Masai Mara is the perfect safari choice for a first time safari experience.