Lake Victoria Hotels

Homa Bay Hotel
Homa Bay Hotel was formerly owned by KTDC and opened in 1978, but now owned/managed by Piedmont Group of hotels who completed rehabilitations to bring back its lost glory.

 


Rusinga Island Lodge Hotel
Rusinga Island Lodge Hotel, located in Rusinga Island, Kenya combines ancient mystery with modern adventure in one of Kenya's most exciting and unexpected safari destinations.

 


Sunset Hotel International
Sunset Hotel International is an elegant 3 star hotel in a fashionable area of Jinja in the east of Uganda. The hotel offers a high standard of service and warm a welcome to all its guests. We are a member of the Uganda Hotel Owners Association.

 


 

Sunset Hotel International

Sunset Hotel International is an elegant 3 star hotel in a fashionable area of Jinja in the east of Uganda. The hotel offers a high standard of service and warm a welcome to all its guests. We are a member of the Uganda Hotel Owners Association. your home away from home, Sunset Hotel provides a unique warmth (and I'm not talking about the weather yet) that you can find no where else.
Sunset Hotel is located on the east bank of the River Nile minutes away from the famous source of the river over-looking the Owen Falls dam. The hotel is 80km from Kampala and 110kms drive from the Entebbe International Airport.
Sunset Hotel International Accommodation
The hotel has 68 rooms (122 beds) designed and furnished to pamper you with comfort. The standard deluxe and executive rooms are supremely comfortable with multi-channel satellite televisions, fridges and are fully air-conditioned.

Bar
The hotels bar offers an excellent venue to cool off at the end of the day with a chilled drink from our fully stocked bar. We offer a wide range of soft drinks, beers, wines and spirits.

Restaurant
A variety of Continental European, Indian, Chinese, and the local cuisine all served with a professional touch from our buffet or Ala carte menus is available in either the Gazebo or Terrace Restaurants.

Additional facilities

  • 3 fully fledged conference halls with a sitting capacity of 40-150 people
  • Business centre (phone, fax and email services)
  • Health club
  • Swimming Pool
  • The hotel gardens provide a relaxing and tranquil environment to enjoy a drink and watch the river.


Additional facilities
3 fully fledged conference halls with a sitting capacity of 40-150 people
Business centre (phone, fax and email services)
Health club
Swimming Pool
The hotel gardens provide a relaxing and tranquil environment to enjoy a drink and watch the river.

Conference Facilities: The Sunset Hotel is the perfect place for a conference in Jinja. From accommodation to meals to peace & quiet, we provide everything. We offer 3 different conference halls available with seating capacity ranging from 25 - 120, and starting at UGS 100,000 which includes Audio/Visual equipment. An overhead projector or TV/Video-Deck is available for UGS 30,000 per day.

Rusinga Island Lodge Hotel

Rusinga Island Lodge Hotel, located in Rusinga Island, Kenya combines ancient mystery with modern adventure in one of Kenya's most exciting and unexpected safari destinations. Set in the sparkling waters of the world's second largest freshwater lake, Rusinga first made its name in 1948, when Dr Mary Leakey unearthed the remains of proconsul Africanus, who roamed these shores 17 million years ago with boars, the size of rhinoceroses. Today, this is a far more peaceful place, with eight charming cottages encircling a pristine lawn on the gently sloping lakeshore. The club is famous for its superb fishing, for which it holds four world records - including the all-tackle record for a 208-pound Nile perc.
Rusinga Island Hotel exudes an atmosphere of serene tranquility. The manicured velvet lawns stretch to the water's edge and the grounds, with its exotic trees are a haven for a myriad of bird species - many of which are unique to this area of Kenya. The Lodge's renowned hospitality, delicious home-grown, home cooked food and indulgent accommodation combine to offer an ideal home from which to explore other areas of East Africa.

Rusinga's Island Lodge spacious grounds offer a safe environment for children to release their energy, the more active to catch up on their exercise. For those wishing to relax, a halcyon oasis in which to unwind and take respite. The Lodge's newly opened Spa offers a range of luxurious treatments, whilst on the lake guests may enjoy invigorating water sports such as water skiing and doughnutting. For the keen fisherman, the shallow waters of Lake Victoria are home to legendary Nile Perch growing up to 300lbs and even the most reluctant fisherman can reap gratification casting off the jetty for abundant tilapia.

Rusinga Island Lodge is a place of quiet and beauty to calm the mind and rejuvenate the body. Rusinga Island Lodge with its luxurious accommodation is a great place to relax before, during or at the end of a rigorous and exciting East African Safari.
Rusinga is owned and managed by the Roberts family. The atmosphere is informal and relaxed; the Lodge is proud of its reputation for excellent meals.

Rusinga Island Lodge Hotel Accommodation
Rusinga Island accommodation is in 7 individual cottages and 1 family cottage comprising a twin room and double room with interconnecting door. Each cottage is en suite and has its own veranda overlooking the lake. Bedrooms are either twin (with 2 queen size beds) or double (with 1 king size bed).
Bathrooms are spacious with double sink and ‘soup plate' showers. Electricity is provided by both generator and inverter power offering an electrical supply 24-hours a day. Families and guests can totally relax in the fabulous garden with its lush lawns stretching down to the water. There is a modern, professional Spa and with the warm climate, lots of fun water sports and activities to enjoy.
Guests arrive by air and walk into the beautiful club grounds surrounded by exotic trees, flowers and birds. A wide stretch of lawn grows to the water's edge, dotted with huge, wild fig trees.

Rusinga Island Lodge Restaurant
Part of Rusinga Island Lodge's unique charm lies in its gracious hospitality, personalized service and fine cuisine. Each guest's stay is tailored specifically to their individual needs, with breakfast and lunch served al fresco on the lawns overlooking Lake Victoria. Sumptuous dinners are served in Fish Eagle house or candlelit on the jetty or by the pool.
Everything possible is home grown and no artificial fertilizers or chemicals are used. The fruit and vegetables are collected fresh each day. The Rusinga Island Lodge team takes great pride in the food served and all breads, pastries and cakes are homemade.

The specialty is fish dishes as both Tilapia and Nile perch are plentiful and make delicious eating in many different ways - whole grilled over coals, smoked or Zanzibar-style with coconut, lime and coriander, to name a few favorites. Breakfast and lunch are usually served under sweeping fig trees in the garden whilst dinners are taken either in the dining area, by the floodlit pool or on the jetty.

Rusinga Island Lodge Activities
Boat Trips - to Bird Islands where thousands of water birds roost. Giant monitor lizards and spotted-necked otters are often seen on the rocks around the island. Magnificent fish eagles soar overhead and swoop down low giving excellent photographic opportunities. The friendly Luo community fish along the shores in their colourful canoes and sailing dhows. The lodge's guests are welcome to visit their villages where the night's catch is set out to dry in the sun and larger fish are smoked.

Bird Watching - Life a the Lodge revolves around the lake and the island's birds - from stately Fish Eagles to tiny iridescent sunbirds and arrow-fast kingfishers, to name but a few of the 369 species of local and migratory birds, including several that only occur in Western Kenya. Many birds including fish eagles and the colourful double toothed barbet nest in the grounds.

Ruma National Park Visit: Ruma National Park is one of Kenya's most unusual and beautiful national parks. The last surviving groups of roan antelope in Kenya can be seen here - a large antelope with magnificent black and white facial markings and swept-back horns. Other special animals include the Jackson’s Hartebeest and Rothschild giraffe. Also seen in abundance are oribi, bohor reedbuck, impala, topi, waterbuck and buffalo. Leopards may also be sighted. Due to the remoteness of the park, it is unlikely that guests from Rusinga Island Lodge will see another visitor. A bush breakfast in Ruma is something very special.
Family Activities - Equipment is available for all age groups for water-skiing, mono-skiing, knee-boarding, tubing and mountain biking. There are many walks available around the island or, for the more adventurous, take a short boat ride to Mfangano Island and then hike uphill to explore ancient rock art.Water Sports - Modern equipment is available for all age groups for water-skiing and ‘donuting.

Spa - The lodge's Spa offers a range of treatments including aromatherapy massage, reflexology, manicure, pedicure, Indian head massage.
Water sports - Feel free to use the 16 ft Hobie Cat or one of the two windsurfers. Modern water sports equipment is available for all age groups.
Safaris - Only 40 minutes by air from the Masai Mara, Rusinga is the perfect place to relax in warm and informal surroundings before or after your safari!

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Homa Bay Hotel

Homa Bay Hotel was formerly owned by KTDC and opened in 1978, but now owned/managed by Piedmont Group of hotels who completed rehabilitations to bring back its lost glory. Located in Homa Bay Town, a few minutes walk from town centre, the hotel is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria (the third largest fresh water lake in the world)
It offers access to various tourist sites in the western region hitherto
untapped. Access from Nairobi is by air 1 hr flight to Kabunde airstrip
(5 km) or by road through organised tourist van or private transport
(400km); and from Kisumu by boat (50km) or by road (150km).
Choice of road subject to its status may be through Kisii-Rongo,(30km) Rongo to Homa bay (25km)Kisumu-Katito-Kendu,or Oyugis-Kendu routes
Homa Bay Hotel Accommodation Homa Bay Hotel has 23 self contained en suite rooms with scenic lake view. we have total bed capacity of 48 and in addition we have by the lake shore, six tented camps and six self contained cottages The fully carpeted rooms are equipped with pleasant interior designs, dstv, broad-band internet service, mosquito net, remote controlled fan, fridge, easy chairs, and reading desk.

Other hotel facilities includes business centre, spacious 60 seat capacity dining room, covered bar terrace on the ground floor; while upstairs floor has conference room with a capacity of 45, resident lounge, bar and terrace with lake view.
It is located on the shores of Lake Victoria the 2nd largest fresh water lake in the world and just a few meters from the town centre
Homa Bay Hotel Facilities
The well maintained terraced lawns have assortment of garden chairs providing ideal holiday sites for relaxation, or wedding and parties. The hotel taxi, van, bicycles, and boats are available for hire. Future development plans include: additional 27 rooms, 4 apartments, 6 tented camps at Ruma National Park, 12 cottages and 6 tented camps on the lake shore with swimming pool, hotel jetty and reclamation of hotel beach, health club, babaqued meat nyama choma banda, and children play area, access roads/parking with cabro and street lights. Typical Lawn of the Hotel and a cyber café. Hotel Boat carrying Tourists to

Rusinga Island
Homa Bay Hotel Safari Activities
Hotel offers convenient tourist sites within the neighborhood namely: Homa hills by guided bicycle tour, Ruma National Park for game wild life
(15 km), Ondago swamp for Flamingos and Simbi Nyaima for cultural
history in Kendu Bay (50km), Rusinga Island for flamingos and Mfangano Islands, Gogo Falls for site seeing, Sony Sugar Factory at Awendo,
Tea & Coffee plantations in Kericho, Kisii, and Kamagambo.

BANKING HOURS
Mon. - Fri: 0900 - 1400 hours
Sat: Some Banks 0900 - 1100 hours
On first/last Saturdays each month
NB: Banks & International Airports operate a 24 hour service

CREDIT CARDS
Access, American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa and other well know cards are widely accepted throughout Kenya. Traveller's cheques or hard currency is required in Tanzania & Uganda.

CURRENCY - All three currencies are based on the decimal system. The unit of currency is the Shilling divided into 100 cents. Visitors are advised to check currency exchange rates regularly. Banks give slightly better rates of exchange than hotels. It is illegal to enter or leave these countries with any local currency and visitors must exchange any currency at their departure Airport or earlier on the day of departure at City and principal Town Banks. It is a serious offence to deface or knowingly damage such currency. Visitors are strongly advised to avoid street dealers and to transact all currency dealings through official dealers.

CUSTOMS - All reasonable volume of personal effects can be reasonably import together with cameras and any amount of film. Unused personal effects, unexposed film, cameras and accessories (except cine and slide projectors may be temporarily imported free of duty. A visitor wishing to bring home video equipment in the form of cameras and cassettes should consult the nearest Consulate or High Commission as a Customs Bond is normally required for the period such equipment is in the country. Refundable deposits may be required for the temporary import of radios, tape recorders and similar equipment including musical instruments.

HEALTH -Malaria is endemic to certain areas of East Africa and all visitors should begin taking their anti-malaria prophylactics two weeks before arriving, throughout their stay and for a minimum of three weeks after leaving. Pharmaceutical facilities are adequate in the big City centres. There are chemists (drug stores) in all major urban areas but any visitors requiring special and continuing medication should bring sufficient quantities. The equatorial sun is deceptive and can inflict severe burns even on overcast days. Good sun cream and lip balms, with a high degree of sun protection factor, are strongly recommended. Piped water supplies are generally safe in municipal areas but local advice should be taken particularly on safari. Bottled mineral water, both local and imported, can be purchased in hotels, sundry shops and other tourist kiosks. Filtered and safe drinking water is often provided (in thermos flasks) in hotels or lodge rooms, but it is advisable not to drink water from the taps, rivers or lakes. Do not bathe in rivers and lakes.

LOCAL BUSES -The use of local country or urban buses is not advisable. Although they offer cheap services to most major towns, they tend to be overcrowded, extremely uncomfortable and driven at neck-breaking speed.

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