- DatesApril 10th - 12th
- TypeOverland Road Trip
About 2020 Easter Holiday Deals
2020 Easter Holiday Deals. Overland Camping to Takawiri and Rusinga Island
Lake Victoria, named after the then Queen of England, is the largest freshwater lake in Africa with its waters shared by three countries; Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Naturally, such a large body of water is bound to have several islands in its borders. Lake Victoria is no exception. However, with more than a dozen islands, none compares to the beautiful Takawiri Island and Rusinga Island.
Rusinga Island – Rusinga is a place of quiet and beauty to calm the mind and rejuvenate the body. A delightful and great place to draw near to Lake Victoria. Tiny, languid and rarely visited, they offer a glimpse of an older Africa – an Africa that moves to the gentle sway of the seasons rather than the ticking of a clock.
Takawiri Island – The island is different from the rest because of its unique physical features. For starters, Takawiri Island has white sandy beaches, a feature only seen on Indian Ocean beaches. The sands are greatly complemented by tall palm trees that greatly compensate for the usual heat in the Nyanza region. The waters of the lake neighboring Takawiri appear to be a clear blue, something that is greatly unique for Lake Victoria since the hyacinth invasion. And to top it all off, the island is just the place for bird watching with many water and land birds calmly inhabiting the space.
Day 1: Nairobi Rusinga
5:30 am Depart for Rusinga, passing through the rift valley and Narok county through to Bomet, Kisii. Later we will stop somewhere for late lunch before getting to our destination.
We shall set up our tents, stretch and enjoy the sunset at Rusinga Island lodge (our campsite)
Dinner and overnight with a bonfire at the campsite.
Day 2 Takawiri and Birds Islands
Breakfast will be served at the campsite and later depart for Takawiri using a water bus/boat.
We will spend a better part of the day exploring birds island and the white sandy beach at Takawiri, swimming in the lake, team-building, boat rides, and fish-eating.
Dinner & overnight at the campsite
Day 3 Rusinga – Nairobi
After breakfast check out/dismantle the tents. Visit Tom Mboya Mausoleum, get a briefing about the suba/Luo culture and later depart for Nairobi to arrive late in the evening/night. The expected arrival time is from 9 pm.
Ksh 13,500 Per Person
Ksh 17,500 Per Person
$ 198 Per Person
75% of Adult Cost
- Transport in a comfortable overland truck.
- Camping ground fees
- Camping gears (tent and mattress)
- Meals as highlighted in the itinerary
- Entry fees and swim at Takawiri
- Guide fees
- Boat rides to birds island
- Water bus ride to Takawiri and back to Mbita Point .
- Bottled drinking water 1L per day
- Team-building activities
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal drinks
- Any activity not stipulated at the itinerary above
- Personal expenses and another thing not mentioned above
- Blanket/sheetSwimming at the Rusinga Island lodge will cost 350 per person (optional and self-sponsored)