Takawiri Island Resort is located in the Takawiri Island that’s one of the maximum unpoilt islands on Lake Victoria, which isn’t handiest the supply of the river Nile. however additionally the second one biggest sparkling water lake in the world.

The lodge is about subsequent to white sandy seashores that extend into unspoilt herbal landscape. A  haven for hippo and a tremendous array of birdlife. The lodge gives a bunch of sports together with snorkeling, swimming, windsurfing and sailing.

The luxurious chalet fashion accommodation gives consolation and privateness for choose cliental. All rooms have sun powered warm water in personal bathrooms.

Takawiri island
Takawiri island


The island is different from the rest because of its unique physical features. For starters, the Takawiri Island has white sandy beaches, a feature only seen on Indian Ocean beaches.

The sands are greatly complemented by tall palm trees that greatly compensate for the usual heat in the Nyanza region.

The waters of the lake neighboring Takawiri appear to be a clear blue. Something that is greatly unique for Lake Victoria since the hyacinth invasion. And to top it all off, the island is just the place for bird watching. With many water and land birds calmly inhabiting the space.

Getting to Takawiri Island Resort Lake Victoria

The drive from Nairobi to Mbita took us seven hours (with a stop for lunch in Narok). After which we arranged for a 45 minute minute boat ride with a local fisherman to the island.

You could also fly in to Kabunde Airstrip in Homa Bay County then do some sightseeing first and have the resort arrange for pick up.

To get to Takawiri by public transport, take a ferry or water bus from Mbita to Mfangano Island, which has four scheduled departures during the day.

Takawiri Island Resort Lake Accommodations

  • Rusinga Island Lodge is located 5.9 m away, and this 3.5-star lodge features a winery, a marina, and a full-service spa.
  • White Stone Beach Resort is located 6.9 m away, and this 3-star hotel features free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and free parking.
  • Rusinga Blue Ridge Hotel is located 8.8 m away, and this 3-star hotel features free Wi-Fi, free parking, and a business center.

About Solio Ranch

Solio Ranch is a privately-owned wildlife conservancy located in Kenya, East Africa. The ranch covers an area of 45,000 acres and is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the endangered black and white rhino.

Solio Ranch was established in 1970 by Court Treatt, a British Army Officer who settled in Kenya after serving in World War II. In the early days, the ranch was primarily used for cattle farming, but Court soon realized that the land was better suited for wildlife conservation.

Today, Solio Ranch is one of the most successful private rhino breeding reserves in Kenya. The ranch is home to over 250 black and white rhinos, making it the largest rhino sanctuary in East Africa. In addition to rhinos, the ranch is home to a variety of other wildlife, including zebras, giraffes, buffalos, and over 100 species of birds.

Solio Ranch is also involved in a number of conservation and community projects. These include anti-poaching efforts, environmental education programs for local schools, and the provision of clean water and healthcare services to nearby communities.

Tourism is an important source of income for Solio Ranch, and visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, including game drives, guided walks, and bird watching. The ranch has a number of lodges and campsites for visitors, as well as a restaurant and gift shop.


Solio Ranch is greater a sanctuary than a sport reserve. The small belongings is definitely fenced for massive animals. Picnic under an acacia on Soloi. Black and white rhino had been added for breeding, and the concentrations of those animals are 2nd to none here. Other flora and fauna consists of zebra, giraffe and buffalo. Antelope species consist of the stately eland, beisa oryx, waterbuck and impala.

Best time for visit

Wildlife viewing at Solio Ranch is ideal any time of the year, however heavy rains can disrupt safari plans. The reserve closes in November.

How to reach there

Solio Ranch is located 180km/111mi from Nairobi, that’s about 3 hours’ journey through car. The simplest manner to get to Solio is to set up a constitution flight to the personal airstrip this is placed 10 mins from Solio Lodge.

It is likewise feasible to take a scheduled home flight from Nairobi to Nanyuki airstrip, accompanied through a 30-minute switch to Solio Lodge. Getting to Nairobi isn’t tough because the town serves because the main gateway to East Africa. International flights arrive in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), 15km/9mi southeast of Nairobi.


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Kakamega Forest National Reserve is a small fragment of the bigger Kakamega Forest. The Forest frivolously unfolds out on a 36km2. The region is located near the Kenya-Uganda western border withinside the then Western Province, Kenya.

On her jap aspect lies the semi-forested Nandi Escarpment unfolding out throughout the Great Rift Valley, GVR, western aspect.

Kakamega Forest National Reserve How to get there

Upon your arrival at the global airport, our motive force will choose you up. And take you to your resort in Nairobi wherein you’ll spend the night, and if active enough. We provide you with a detour across the exceptional town in East Africa, Nairobi.

Kakamega Forest National Park Strangler fig tree

Due to the massive distance between Nairobi and Kakamega. We can book chartered flights to and from the park.

However, understand the reality that a number of you’re for the lengthy exiting avenue safaris. And this is why we make car journey preparations on your behalf.

Ensuring you revel in a cheap, snug, and pleasurable Kenyan safari is usually our number one objective.

Kakamega Forest National Reserve


Accommodation in the Kakamega National Park The park has a huge variety of relaxation locations starting from Kenya Wildlife Service campsites to guesthouses.

Kenya Safaris ee-e book the quality resting vicinity earlier your touchdown to this surprising country.

And in case you need something a touch cushier than a campsite in Kakamega wooded area then we’ve Rondo Retreat and Golf Hotel.

Related article: Amboseli National Park 

Kakamega Forest National Reserve Wildlife

The majestic black and white colobus monkey along with flying squirrels, blue monkey, and potto (the world’s slowest mammal) are most of the attractions.


Forest buck, duikers, and dik-diks also are discovered as are the endangered Turner’s remotely, Charpin’s flycatcher, and the voice mimicking African gray parrot.

The wooded area is domestic to the endangered DeBrazza’s monkey discovered on the remoted Kisere Forest Reserve.

Kakamenga Forest/photo

Best time to visit

All year round.

Malaria & Vaccination

An experience in Kenya may require a few vaccinations. Due to the excessive altitude, there’s little malaria in Kakamega Forest.

However, antimalarial is recommended, mainly in case you also are touring someplace else in Kenya.

Other precautions which include masking up uncovered pores and skin at nightfall and making use of mosquito repellent containing DEET additionally help.