– Rusinga Island hosts some of the best resorts that act as a perfect getaway for couples because of its beautiful shores and the Ruma National park that is just across the waters.
Lake Victoria is the largest freshwater lake in Africa and second-largest freshwater lake in the world. John Hanning Speke was the first European to discover the lake and named it after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.
Adorned with numerous islands within it, one of its salient islands is Rusinga. Rusinga, notable as the family home and burial site of Tom Mboya, lies in the eastern part of Lake Victoria at the mouth of the Winam Gulf, Part of Kenya, it is linked to Mbita Point on the mainland by a causeway.
Because of its beautiful shores and the Ruma National park that is just across the waters, Rusinga Island hosts some of the best resorts that could act as a perfect getaway for couples.
Here are some of the places to consider.
Takawiri Island Resort
Takawiri Island is a hypsographic island located in Lake Victoria (A hypsographic island is an island located within a lake).
Located in Mbita, Homa Bay County, Takawiri can be accessed from Homabay via the Mbita causeway to Rusinga Island Lodge where you can embark on a motorized boat to the island.
Offering six large chalet accommodation, tantalizing meals, fully stocked bar, a restaurant offering local and international cuisines and a recreational area Takawiri island resort is the preferred getaway choice for most lover and bad watcher.
For destination wedding lovers, Takawiri Island Resort is ideal to host your small private wedding on the beach. The picturesque landscape and views at Takawiri will create lasting memories of your beautiful wedding day.
Rusinga Island Lodge
Rusinga Island Lodge on the beautiful Lake Victoria is a short boat ride from Ruma National Park, which is located just across the waters of Lake Victoria from Rusinga Island Lodge.
The beautiful Ruma National Park has the last remaining group of Roan Antelope, known for their magnificent facial markings and horns. A variety of other wildlife can also be seen from the Rusinga Island Lodge. Guests are unlikely to see other visitors due to the remoteness of this park.
Rusinga Island Lodge has all the ingredients for a great Kenya vacation, exciting water sports, fun activities, archaeological mysteries and relaxation by the minute.
Safari Village, Mbita
Lake Victoria Safari Village is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Victoria in quiet and nice surroundings, 3 km from Mbita town and just inland of Rusinga and Mfangano islands.
Warm tropical weather and the clear cool waters of Lake Victoria, make Mbita an ideal place for relaxing on the shores. Wide warm sandy beaches, perfect for swimming borders the lake, surrounded by quiet fishing villages and lush green hills.
The lake is ideal for exploration by boat and is regarded as Africa’s finest fishing grounds. The place is a paradise for birdwatchers.
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