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. Toilets are composted sawdust and do not flush with water. A safe, clean, trash free island is our ultimate goal.
Count the birds or catch the lake breeze with a good book. There are lawns to kick a ball around and chairs to soak up the sun. You can ask for a garden tour and learn about all the various trees and plants. Be our guest!
Peace, relaxation, cold beer and good company. Come and explore. We love leading hikes to the Ligongo and Wayando mountain view points. Or you can safely do a self guided walk around the nearby fishing villages.
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 and solitude..
Rooms are equipped with electrical outlets to charge phones and devices, in room toilets and showers, towels and body wash, fans, reading lights and even reading materials. Maid service is daily. Linens are changed daily upon request. Composting toilets are changed twice daily and at any request. Hot water showers are in every room. A solar outdoor hot shower is also available to all guests . Wifi is free.
Rates at Wayando are charged per person. Bed and breakfast per person is 6000 ksh or 50.US. Half board is 7000 Ksh or 60 US and full board is 8000 ksh or 70 US. Exchange rates keep changing however. Includes free wifi use.
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.
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. Call us at 0708593513 or manager at 0723773571
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.
per person per night rates
Fruit selection, coffee, tea, toast, choice of eggs, sausage, yogurt , banana pancakes
choices of local dishes, grilled cheese panini sandwich, chips, fish filets, hummus, 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.
SELF CATERED CAMPING OR FULL SERVICE OPTION
Come with your own tent and sleeping gear . Add breakfast buffet 600 ksh per person. Other meals are available by order at the restaurant. Compostin toilets and hot showers are close by.
Wifi and phone charging are available in the banda
Use our small two man tents with all necessary bedding and towels per person including full breakfast . Feel free to order meals at the restaurant. Hot showers available with composting toilets nearby.
The banda is available for phone charging and accessing free wifi
The price is per each person camping. Limited to one small truck with prior approval. Please call ahead for confirmation and for weather details. Heavy rain may change ability to drive in to campsite. 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 9 pm. composting toilets and solar shower are available as well as free wifi.
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. Call Sam the manager at 0723773571 for assistance..
Wanyama Kaswanga Road , Rusinga Island 40327 Kenya
254 0708593513 or 0723773571 email questions to INFO@Wayandobeachecolodge.com Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or for Kenya residents who wish to deposit with mpesa / paybill. Notice: credit card use at checkout may attract a 4% fee.