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. Toilets are composted sawdust and do not flush with water. A safe, clean, trash free island is our ultimate goal.

Relax in the shade of a tree.


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!

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. 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. 

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 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. Composting toilets are changed daily and at any request.

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


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 7500 ksh or 75 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 9 am to 9 pm Kenya time

Open today

9:00 am – 9:00 pm

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