Mbita, Homa Bay, Kenya Accommodations

Accommodations in Mbita

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The SpaceAn intimate and quiet Eco Lodge resort on three acres of Rusings Island, bordering Lake Victoria. Four self contained sleeping bandas are available with total of 9 beds and a bar/restaurant is on site for food and drinks. We offer bird watching, hiking, fossil hunting, cultural sightseeing and boating. Campers are also welcome. We practice good food on your time schedule. You tell us when you want to eat and if you are a vegan or vegetarian we do our best to accommodate your needs.We like to mix it up with fried rice, fish, thai payaya salad or eggplant parmesan to name a few ideas. Or you could have our screaming lettuce salad and special grilled cheese sandwiches. Service is buffet style. Expect to have warm weather with lots of sunshine, birds singing, animal noises in the neighborhood but pretty quiet and relaxing at Wayando. We have no TV but do play music in the bar which closes down at dark pretty much to the public. We welcome dinner parties and hope that some of our local friends show up to get good conversations going. Wayando is practicing Permaculture so expect to find composting toilets, recycling grey water projects , banana circles and organic gardening. We grow fruit and veggies as much as possible. We use no pesticides or fertilizers and dislike trash and plastics waste. We are trying to be a demonstration site for our friends and neighbors. We love Rusinga and want to keep it green. Nearby are fishing villages and boats and children and lots of things to walk around and see. Piki Piki motorcycles with drivers are always available to tour you around the island. We pick the good ones and can direct you to the best places to visit. We encourage hiking in the hills for exploration and exercise. OH and great views. Maybe you will find some fossils or some "black rusinga diamonds" Dont forget we are on a lake so boating of several kinds are available. We offer boat trips for a fee or you can arrange sailing trips with local fishermen. Try our kayak, or a day long tour to mfangano island by our friend and storyteller Jagembe. Wayando Beach Club is your home away from home, kinda like visiting grandmas house in the country. We treat you like family if you like or we give you space to be alone and do your own thing. Do it your way. Kids are welcome And if you happen to have a special needs child feel free to contact us. We are also completing a new handicap accessible Banda hopefully by November 2014 Guest AccessGuests can roam around the property, explore the gardens and walk to the lake. They just need to be respectful of the rooms and privacy of other guests. Interaction with Guestswe like to sit and chat, maybe play cards or tell stories. Or we leave you to find your own solitude or romance. However you like it. The NeighborhoodExplore the neighboring fishing villages or schools . Hike the hills and visit with locals. . You are safe and free to roam and take pictures Getting Aroundpiki piki or taxi. Other Things to NoteThe daily bed and breakfast rate is $44 per person staying in the same room. Two beds are available. Breakfast is substantial. . Full Board is $54. per person and includes 2 sodas and tea or coffee breaks. Alcoholic beverages . can be purchased . Meals can be purchased separately with the bed and breakfast plan to make it half board.. Campers are welcome if they are self equiped at 950 pp. We have tents and bedding for several guests. The charge is 1500 ksh per camper breakfast included.
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Nice
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3br Home/Apartment
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
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The SpaceTwo cottages on the lakeshore with amazing views of Lake Victoria and the Kenyan islands. Easy access to Ruma National Park, one of Kenya's least visited parks famous for it's many giraffes, roan antelope and rhino. Great fishing in the lake. Swimming from the plot. Easy to organize boat trips. Mbita town has access to banks, supermarkets and anything else you might need during your stay at Llolwe cottages. Guest AccessThe place is yours to enjoy... Interaction with GuestsOwner is rarely there as he lives in the Nairobi. There is a caretaker called Dan at the plot who works on the garden and can help with washing, as well as any advice guests might need. The NeighborhoodVery peaceful Getting AroundDan can help organise boat trips. Once on the main road it is easy to catch a Boda Boda into town, otherwise it is a 30 minute walk. Other Things to NoteThere is no electricity on the plot - but solar lights are provided. There are basic cooking facilities available but guests need to bring their own charcoal and/or firewood (can be sourced in Mbita). Basic bedding and mosquito nets are provided. There is rainwater tank + shower (cold) and two long-drop toilets near the cottages.
Hotel
3.5-star Hotel
Situated on the waterfront, this lodge is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mbita Island Club Pier and Tom Mboya Mausoleum. Mbita Ferry Terminal is 6.7 mi (10.7 km) away.
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Guest AccessThe cabins at the lakeshore are part of Suba Environmental Education of Kenya (SEEK), an NGO conducting environmental stewardship eduction in the local community. The campus is relatively large and covered with thick bush. Guests can access and explore all parts of the campus, keeping to the paths, but avoid walking at night. Interaction with GuestsSEEK has security guards that patrol the campus regularly. They speak English. Feel free to interact with them. A few SEEK staff (Hezron, Mary, and Prisca) also live on campus. Many other staff are present during weekdays. Getting AroundSEEK staff or security can advise guests on how to hail a motorcycle taxi (pikipiki or bodaboda) to Mbita or Sindo town. The cost is usually Ksh50 to Mbita town. Other Things to NoteAvoid the lake shore (outside the camp fence) at night. Hippopotamus occasionally come out of the Lake to graze near our beach.
resorts
resorts
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  • Swimming Pool
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Located in Rusinga Island, Rusinga Island Lodge is on the waterfront, minutes from Mbita Island Club Pier, and close to Tom Mboya Mausoleum. This lodge is within the vicinity of Mbita Ferry Terminal. Make yourself at home in one of the 11 guestrooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Have private furnished balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Amenities Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After a day at the private beach, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including ski-in/ski-out access and an attached winery. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can get around on the shuttle (surcharge), which operates within 45 km. Grab a bite to eat at the lodge's restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Event facilities at this lodge consist of a conference center and a meeting room. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a ferry terminal shuttle.
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In addition to a winery and a free kids' club, Rusinga Island Lodge features an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 200 per vehicle. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy, or Ayurvedic treatments. There's an outdoor pool and a poolside bar, and rooms get the details right with premium bedding and bathrobes.
hotel
hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Gym
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
In addition to a winery and a free kids' club, Rusinga Island Lodge features an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 200 per vehicle. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy, or Ayurvedic treatments. There's an outdoor pool and a poolside bar, and rooms get the details right with premium bedding and bathrobes.
house
1br house
  • Pets Allowed
  • Swimming Pool
With their high-thatched roofs, spacious verandahs overlooking lush gardens and the sparkling waters of Lake Victoria beyond, Rusinga’s accommodation comprises six self-contained cottages plus a family cottage with twin room and double room with an interconnecting door. Bedrooms are either double (with a king size bed) or twin (with two queen size beds) with a living area and dressing area. Oversized, en-suite bathrooms have double basins and walk-in, ‘soup-plate’ showers. Combining intimate charm and privacy with the highest level of personal comfort, the cottages are crafted from local materials.
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  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
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My place is close to the city center, great views, restaurants and dining, and parks. You’ll love my place because of the views, the location, the people, the ambiance, and the outdoors space. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), big groups, and furry friends (pets).