Rusinga Island, Kenya | East African Jungle Safaris
Rusinga Island Kenya
 

Rusinga Island, Kenya

Rusinga Island, with an elongated shape approx. 10 miles (16 km) from end to end and 3 miles (5 km) at its widest point, lies in the Eastern part of Lake Victoria at the mouth of the Winam Gulf. The Island is also notable as the family home and burial site of Tom Mboya, who before his assassination in 1969 was widely pegged as Jomo Kenyatta’s successor as President of the new Nation of Kenya. Rusinga is widely known for its extraordinarly rich and important Fossil beds of extinct Miocene Mammals, dated to 18 million years.

A place of infinite beauty to calm the mind and rejuvenate the body, Rusinga provides a welcome break before, during or after a rigorous and exciting East African safari. Exuding an atmosphere of serene tranquility, Rusinga’s manicured lawns stretch to Lake Victoria’s edge.

The Island’s grounds, with its exotic trees, are haven for a myriad of bird species – many of which are unique to this small corner of Kenya. These spacious grounds offer a safe environment for children to release energy and the more active to catch up on exercise.

The Island is renowned hospitality; delicious home-grown, home-cooked food; and indulgent accommodation combine to offer an ideal base from which to explore other areas of East Africa.

Rusinga’s grounds, with its exotic trees, are haven for a myriad of bird species – many of which are unique to this small corner of Kenya. These spacious grounds offer a safe environment for children to release energy and the more active to catch up on exercise.

Rusinga’s renowned hospitality; delicious home-grown, home-cooked food; and indulgent accommodation combine to offer an ideal base from which to explore other areas of East Africa. Exotic trees are home to a range of diverse bird species, many of which are unique to this area.