Explore the magic of Rusinga Island, heart and gem of Kenya's Lake Victoria
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.
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 5850 Ksh or 58.50 US and full board is 6800 ksh or 68. 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 were married in 1965 in Kansas and their son Otieno was born in 1967. Wayando Beach Eco Lodge is a tribute to their love story. Feel free to ask Linda questions.
Bandas / Rooms
per person per night rates
Bed and Breakfast
Fruit selection, coffee, tea, toast, choice of eggs, sausage, yogurt , banana pancakes
6.50 to 8.50
choices of local dishes, grilled cheese panini sandwich, chips, fish filets, humus and veggies and salads
choices of fish ,meat, or chicken ,vegetables, fried rice, chips, vegetarian dishes, potatoes, two salads and chapatis. Requests are accepted and sometimes there are surprises on the table. End with tea or coffee.
Book Your Holiday
Make a deposit of 100% of first night with a $50.00 minimum.
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.
Exploring the villages by traditional wooden boat.
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.
Come with your own tent and sleeping gear per person. Add breakfast 450 ksh per person. Other meals are available by order at the restaurant.
FULL SERVICE CAMPING
20 US OR 2000 KSH
Use our small two man tents with all necessary bedding and towels per person including breakfast . Feel free to order meals at the restaurant.
Wifi for campers is available at a small fee.
Tent /CAMPER TRUCK CAMPING
Camper/ truck driving into campsite
10 US OR 1000 KSH
The price is per each person camping. Limited to one small truck with prior approval. Please call ahead for confirmation. One drive in and one drive out allowed. Extra trips are charged 2000 per trip. You may cook at the campsite or order meals at the restaurant. The bar is open until 10 pm.