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Rusinga Island Lodge is a private retreat on Rusinga Island, in Lake Victoria. The lodge consists of six self-contained cottages plus a family cottage with twin room and double room with an interconnecting doors, high-thatched roofs, spacious verandas overlooking lush gardens and the Lake Victoria.

Rusinga is a 20-minute charter flight from Kisumu and a 1 hour 30 minute charter flight from Nairobi.

There are also daily scheduled flights from to Kisumu where we can meet you and drive you to the lodge and a 3 hour drive to the lodge. Pick up’s can be arranged by the lodge.

Activities at the camp include fishing, birding bikes & hikes, paleontology visits, historical sites, visiting local communities and the seeing animals at the Ruma national park. There is also a spa where couples can enjoy getting treatments while on holiday.

This Easter, Duara Safaris is offering a family package worth Kes 112, 800 for  2 adults + 2 children up to 12 yrs sharing with parents  valid from 29th march – 1st April.

The package includes:-

3 nights full board accommodation

House wines, beers and soft drinks during meals

1 boat activity per day plus other non-motorized activities

 

For reservations contact:

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Telephone: 0704-300-002

 

 

Monday, 04 February 2013 09:27

The Most Romantic Beach Hotels In Kenya

Written by Duara Safaris

Some of the most preferred destinations for romance are known to beach locations. Therefore, Duara Safaris had listed the most romantic hotels on Kenya’s coast to take your loved one this valentine.

The Funzi Keys – (Funzi Island -South Coast)

Funzi Keys

Msambweni Beach House

Almanara

Almanara (Diani Beach-South Coast)

Serena Mombasa

Serena Mombasa (Mombasa- North Coast)

Msambweni Beach

White Beach Palace (Malindi)

White Beach Palace

Lion in the Sun (Malindi)

Majlis Resort

Majlis Resort (Lamu)

Lion in The Sun

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013 07:57

A day out in the Sea

Written by Duara Safaris

 

Mombasa is known famously for the Sun, Sea and Sand…..The Sun because it is almost a constant guarantee and we rarely get continuous rains for most of the year but they are interspersed with bright sunny periods and temperatures during the whole year rarely goes below the 26 degrees Celsius  so a warm hot year round perfect weather….the sea because it is warm and hot Indian ocean waters  perfect for a dip in the sea any time and also great for going out to snorkel there is amazing sea life to enjoy. The sand because it is a great feeling to lie down and soak the sun rays, build sand castles or walk for endless miles….

With such wonderful charming statistics you would think there is no need to add more well the island life just keeps on evolving and sometime in the past one of our sea faring Captains discovered that during low tides there were certain times in the month when small sand islands appeared in the sea and presented an opportunity to sail on a traditional Arabic dhow to this wonderful island spend a day frolicking like Robinson Crusoe only with style accompanied by lovely biting’s, champagne and lots more the trip turned out to be a great day of relaxation and fun.

Followed by a fifteen seafood course meal at La Marina Restaurant which has a brilliant view of the Mtwapa creek afterwards; to crown the day climb aboard the dhow and sail on the Famous Mtwapa Creek enjoying the Mangroves, palm trees and beautiful landscape that dots the area. With entertainment on board it proved to be the perfect day at the Coast. Well the Captains work has been sustained to date and is one of the highlights of really truly living it up at the Coast why don’t you try it click on the following link Champagne Dhow Cruise to book. The next trip sails on the 27th January 2013

 

Monday, 21 January 2013 08:00

Mombasa Old Town

Written by Duara Safaris

 

We continue to explore the City of Mombasa and our Focus this week is Mombasa Old Town or as it is known in Swahili “Mji wa Kale” Originally the Main epicenter of Trade and now a residential area. There is so much to see as interactions between occupying foreign powers and the indigenous people produced a fascinating and varied historical and cultural lifestyle, full of contrasts. There is much to see and learn when you take a tour you will have a rare insight into the colorful, multiracial town starting from Fort Jesus Museum and then proceeding along Mbaraki Hinawi Road where one will see Mombasa Club, The Africa Hotel, The Mandhry Mosque, The Old Port Government Square, The Bohra Mosque and Leven House. On Ndia Kuu Road, notable features include Reitz House, the presumed site of the Old Portuguese church, Mombasa House and Whitehouse, The Lookmanji and Al’s Curio shops, Jubilee House and Mazrui Graveyard.

Apart from displaying the rich architectural heritage, this tour shows you the visitor the living culture of the Old Town through experiencing traditional centuries –old ways of trading and the features portray a blend of European and local cultures. The Old Town is an integral part of your visit to Mombasa and is one of the best ways to learn and understand the culture and peoples of Mombasa to walk through the narrow streets and interact and see a different way of life it is an amazing tour and an amazing place to visit.

 

You can take a City Tour of Mombasa with Duara safaris

 

Friday, 18 January 2013 08:00

Have you tried a Flying Package to Mombasa?

Written by Duara Safaris

Sometimes travelling can look tedious and tiresome but then that’s why we at Duara Safaris are there to make such things easy for you to take the hard work out and make your travel arrangements smooth and flawless. Take an example of a Flying Package! You want to come to Mombasa! You need a Flight, Transfers from the airport and accommodation at your favorite place.  This means communicating with at least three different Sources; the flight company, the transport company or take a cab and also the accommodation place it can be time consuming and sometimes also getting a deal or savings can be tough. That’s why we do this beforehand and organize everything into one simple package that is just great for you and all you do is deal with us and voila your holiday from start to end is sorted. So why don’t you try us out.  This week’s Package is for Voyager Beach Resort.

Voyager Beach Resort:-

All Inclusive Full board accommodation in a Superior Garden View room, soft drinks & alcoholic beverages (local brands) return flight and airport transfers in Mombasa .non-motorized water sports, wind surfing, sailing, aqua cycles, glass bottom boat, pedaloes & canoe, volley ball, lawn tennis, table tennis & a variety of board games.V.A.T, training levy and service charge, airport tax.

The cost will be ksh 34,760 per person sharing in a double room and ksh 37,400 for a single room. Email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more details and booking

NB; The rate is valid until 31st of March 2013

 

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