Explore the magic of Rusinga Island,
heart and gem of Kenya's Lake Victoria

About Us

Rusinga's only Eco Lodge.


Opened in 2011 with Permaculture practices as a goal, Wayando Beach Eco  Lodge strives to promote sustainability, birds and wildlife, organic gardening, composting and recycling, blended with gardens and forest, beauty and relaxation, good food and friendly service.

Relax in the shade of a tree.


Count the birds or catch the lake breeze with a good book.

Hike in the hills and search for fossils. Rusinga has it all. Plan your visit today


Peace, relaxation, cold beer and good company. Come and explore.

About Us


Rooms to fit your family

Rooms are found in Bandas.  Each one has a name and unique style.  You pick which one fits your needs. All toilets are sawdust composting. Outside ones are available to all as well for total privacy.



Rooms are equipped with electrical outlets to charge phones and devices, in room toilets and showers, towels and soap,  fans, reading lights and even reading materials. Maid service is daily.

Wifi is best in the restaurant/lounge area. A solar outdoor hot shower is also available to all guests .


Rates at Wayando are charged per person. Bed and breakfast per person is 4900 ksh or 49.US.  Half board is 5900 Ksh or 59 US and full board  is 6900 ksh or 69 US.  Includes free wifi use.

A Little History of Wayando


We are always asked about how we came to be on Rusinga Island.  The story is a long one we have posted on the wall behind the bar. Linda Campbell Tilton from Washington, D.C. and Thadayo Olewa Okatch, a 1961 airliftee from Rusinga sponsored by Tom Mboya, were married in 1965 in Kansas and their son Otieno was born in 1967. Wayando Beach Eco Lodge is a tribute to their unfinished love story. Feel free to ask Linda questions. 

Price List


Book Your Holiday

Make a deposit of 100% of first night with a $50.00 minimum.


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

To confirm your reservation please make a deposit of 100% of first night.   Use PayPal. In Kenya you may use mpesa paybill or bank transfer. Contact us for details. You will receive a confirmation email or text message.

Cancellations for future reservations will be refunded at 100% if done within 48 hours of the initial reservation,  50% refund is made until 30 days prior to arrival date.  No refund will be made after 30 days prior to arrival ..  We can, however hold your deposit for a future date . Same day or next day reservations which are declined by the guest will not be refunded. Holiday periods are especially sensitive as we may have declined other guests.

Contact Us

Call the numbers below or email us at

Let us help you get ready for your get-away! 

If you have a question about your vacation options or about our services, or what to expect in the neighborhood just ask. We look forward to hearing from you.

Wayando Beach Eco Lodge

Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya

254 0708 593513 or 0723773571

Hours 8 am to 10 pm Kenya time

Open today

09:00 – 20:00

Enquire about dates and availability / Make a Reservation

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