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Getting There & Away

Boats ply the lake waves between Mbita and Mfangano Island daily (foot passenger KSh250, car KSh900, 1½ hours). In theory they leave at 10am and 5pm, returning at 8am and 2pm. In practice they go only when full and they're almost always dangerously overloaded. Usually they call at Takawiri Island en route, stop at Mfangano’s ‘capital’, Sena, and then carry on around the island, stopping at most villages on the way.

Private boats for a full-day trip from Rusinga can be arranged through Wayando Beach Club Eco Lodge for between KSh8000 and KSh16,000, depending on boat type.