Christmas on Rusinga Island

Wayando Beach Eco Lodge

View from the bottom of the Wayando Beach Eco Lodge's garden.

Photo credit: John Fox | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • There is a delightful dawn chorus of birds, because the garden is home to many species.
  • A pair of hamerkops had built their layered nest in a tree right outside our banda.

There was no need to decorate a tree or roast a turkey this Christmas; both our sons were away. My wife suggested that we should explore a part of Kenya we had never visited – Rusinga Island on Lake Victoria and the nearby Ruma National Park.

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