I enjoyed this place, for the most part. We went for one night. My boyfriend absolutely loved it and, while I did like some parts of it, I wasn't quite convinced. Linda and Sam are lovely and interesting and friendly. Sam took us up a hill for a hike which we really enjoyed. The rooms were sweet and the toilet and shower fine, although I didn't really like not having a wall or ceiling for the bathroom - no privacy! The main problem for me was the temperature in the room. It is a small Banda with no fan and, my goodness, it was hot! I had to pour water on the bed to sleep. Also, it is a bit misleading to call itself a beach resort as its at the bottom of the garden behind a very big gate, so you can't actually see the water. You can walk down but there is nowhere to sit and you cant swim. Still, it's good that the all inclusive package includes sodas, that's a nice touch. We liked the cats and dogs and i was a little upset to see Kenyan guests shouting and screaming at them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wayando Beach Eco Lodge is a Friendly and Intimate Eco Resort on the shores of Lake Victoria. Come rest under the trees or swing in a hammock. We are practicing permaculture and organic gardening and serving our guests wholesome and local meals. Often it is eclectic. Boat tours are easy with our new boat and engine. Guests enjoy bird watching, hiking and cultural exploration. We can organize guided boat excursions for day fishing or night fishing for Omena or to other islands and around Rusinga to look for Hippos. Currently we have four self contained bandas available for guests. In total there are four doubles with large bed each and one single with twin beds for those who want to share a room. An extra bed can be added to two of the bandas for an third person or child.The new banda has a second room with bed. Total of 7 private or semi rooms. Max of 10 to 12 guests. Camping is also available if you want to bring your own tent. We do have several two man tents and available bedding etc. There is room to run so children are welcome. We are relaxed and welcome small groups and families who just want to hang out with the trees and the birds. The water level in the lake has risen incredibly recently so the beach is much eroded. We are hoping the situation on the lake changes back to the way it has been in the past. The bar accommodates about 30 people or more and meals are served buffet or family style. Music is played in the bar but kept low and we have no TV to spoil the tranquility. You are free to chat, dance a bit or play cards or other games that we can supply or you may bring your own. ... more less