What to do at Rusinga Island Lodge

The daily activities offered on a Rusinga safari are constantly varied, whether fishing, biking, excursions of picnics, the lodge offers hours of happiness.

Fishing

Lake Victoria offers some excellent fishing. Challenge yourself to catch a Nile Perch – these fish can weigh up to 300Ibs and the camp record is 203Ibs. There are 6 fully equipped fishing boats that are captained by experienced guides. You can also try catching Tilapia from the jetty.

Biking and Hiking

Grab a mountain bike and set out to explore the island. Watch the locals go about their daily lives. Take a boating trip to nearby Mfango Island and hike up to an ancient rock art site. The guides can elucidate about the people who lived here and painted the rock art.

Visit a Palaeontology Site

The Island is one of the primary sites in the world for primate fossils. Famous Palaeontologists Louis and Mary Leaky found an 18 million year old primate fossil here in 1948. They had their camp under the fig tree in the grounds. The dig has been re-opened by an American research team and thousands of fossil remains have been found. Each year an archaeological team is based at Rusinga.

Guests staying at the lodge can go on a short guided walk to the site and the guide will explain the significance of the finds. When the American team is on site they often enthusiastically chat with guests.

Rejuvenating Wellness Treatments

The Wellness Spa at Rusinga is the perfect place to indulge the senses and be rejuvenated. The spa offers a number of treatments including aromatherapy massages, Indian head massage, manicures and pedicures.

Family Activities

The swimming pool is the perfect spot for the whole family to cool down and have hours of fun. The Lodge has a number of board games for everyone to play. There is a croquet set and treasure hunts can be arranged in the grounds along with a family barbeque.

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.

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