Boat trips to explore the islands and visit a fishing village:
Take a boat trip to Bird Island where thousands of water birds roost. Giant monitor
lizards and spotted necked otters are often seen on the rocks around the islands.
Fish eagles soar overhead and swoop down beside the boat to catch fish thrown
out by your captain! The Luo fishermen catch fish along the shores in their colorful
dhows; only sail and paddle are used here. The people are friendly and you are
welcome to visit a village where the night's catch is set out to dry in the sun
and larger fish are smoked.
Game drives in Ruma National Park to view unusual wildlife and birds:
Ruma is one of Kenya's most unusual and beautiful National Parks. The last surviving
group of Roan antelope in Kenya can be seen here, which is a large antelope with
magnificent black and white facial markings. Plains game includes an abundance
of Jackson's hartebeest, Rothschild giraffe, oribi, Bohor reedbuck, impala, topi,
waterbuck and buffalo. Leopards are often sighted. Due to its remote location,
guests have yet to meet another visitor! A bush breakfast is provided here.
Fish for Nile perch and tilapia:
Troll for Nile perch or cast for tilapia in the evenings. Both fish make delicious
eating. The club holds several line class records for Nile perch; all tackle is
Bird watching for the 100 plus species that are recorded in the lodge grounds:
The bird life is incredible; over 100 species have been recorded in the club
grounds. Many birds nest in the garden including a pair of fish eagles and
the exotic double-toothed barbet. Several unusual species that only occur
in western Kenya can be seen here.
Archaeological walks to the site where Mary Leakey found Proconsul Heseloni:
A short walk brings you to the site where Mary Leakey found the earliest common
ancestor of the great apes and man dating back 17.5 million years.
Feel free to use the 16 ft Hobie Cat or one of the two windsurfers. Modern water
sports equipment is available for all age groups.
Only 40 minutes by air from the Masai Mara, Rusinga is the perfect place to relax
in warm and informal surroundings before or after your safari!
Visit the large, organic garden, which supplies the Lodge with vegetables and