RUSINGA- The Island of Hidden Treasures

DID YOU KNOW? The Kenyan share of  Lake Victoria occupies an area of approximately 69,480 km2. It is 337 km long from north to south and 240 km wide from east to west with over 3,220 km of coastline. At an elevation of about 1,134 m above sea level, its waters fill a shallow depression in the Centre of the great plateau that stretches between the Western and Eastern Rift Valleys, reaching a depth of up to 82 m.

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The Kenyan share of  Lake Victoria occupies an area of approximately 69,480 km2. It is 337 km long from north to south and 240 km wide from east to west with over 3,220 km of coastline. At an elevation of about 1,134 m above sea level, its waters fill a shallow depression in the center of the great plateau that stretches between the Western and Eastern Rift Valleys, reaching a depth of up to 82 m.

 

There are many archipelagos within the lake as well as numerous reefs just below its surface. The lake is characteristically known for its abundance of fish, providing over 200 species of fish, which all make a major contribution to the economy from their exports by local fisherman.

 

The southern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets cover the lands east and southeast of the lake with wide-sweeping grasslands and associated woodlands dominated by species of Acacia and Commiphora trees. Southwest of the lake, densely forested Central Zambezian Miombo Woodlands include trees 15-20 m high rising over a broadleaf shrub undergrowth with grassland underneath.

 

The lake offers many opportunities which include trips to local villages and nearby islands plus excellent bird watching. The cichlid family of fish also present scientists and hobbyists alike with a fascinating study in evolution, since they are believed to be the most rapidly evolving species on the planet.

 

The lake’s shores vary in aspect and its many archipelagos and numerous reefs provide nature lovers with an ideal ambiance to go for walks and sightseeing. Of the numerous islands in the lake, the densely populated Ukerewe which is north of Speke Gulf, is the largest, with wooded hills rising about 200m above the lake. At the lake’s northwestern corner are the sixty-two islands of the Sese archipelago and some of them are of striking beauty.

A perfect spot for summer holidays

If you like to travel and discover new places every year, buying a vacation home is not an option. But if you have your favorite holiday place where both you and your family are comfortable, investing in a beachside property is a perfect idea!

If you have an opportunity to buy beachside property at a very low cost, you should take the occasion. An increase in prices is foreseen in the coming years. In the future, your property could be sold for a little more, thus obtaining profitability.

Additional income

Renting the apartment during the winter months or in the periods when you won’t use it is a good alternative to get extra money and pay maintenance costs. So you kill two birds with one stone: you can have your desired summer house, without having to spend too much money on it. Consider buying an already furnished building as it could even reduce taxes.

The investment

The purchase of a beachside property is one of the smartest decisions you can make.

 

When buying a holiday home it is important to see the operation as an investment. One day, you can resell it with profit. Remember, that if you want to resell your property, you have to keep it safe and in perfect condition. Home safety and security can be obtained by hiring a special agency which specializes in holiday homes rental. We also recommend getting a key lockbox for your home. This metal box with Bluetooth can give you the access using the keypad or just a smartphone.

Tourists

Many tourists around the world want to discover the beautiful coasts. As a result, there are many people who want to rent an apartment located on the beach with direct access to the sea. Furthermore, if the accommodation offers parking possibilities, proximity to various shopping centers, direct access to various recreational facilities; the rental price could be very favorable to you.

A beautiful view

Tourists often prefer to opt for places where they can enjoy their stay both day and night. Night time getaways by the sea to enjoy the refreshing air or to enjoy the sunset or sunrise from a window, many holidaymakers who would pay dearly for access to this.

Stunning nature

 

During the holiday months, there will be many who will scramble to have a home located near a stretch of salt water and a bustling city or a quiet and peaceful neighborhood.

Multiple renting opportunities

 

Buying to rent seems more profitable especially if one opts for an already furnished apartment because few will be the amenities and improvements to make.

 

Health benefits

It is important to consider the fact that there are many people who wish to enjoy a stay at sea to improve their health. The seaside environment is very beneficial especially if the housing is equipped with various accessories of hygiene and care.

No more hotels

The moment you own beachside property you will automatically reduce the amount of money you spend on hotels and other expenses derived from travel.

Nice weather

Places located near the sea are often warm and cozy. There is nothing better than enjoying the sunny beach. Coastal places often have superior weather conditions, which provide a positive atmosphere and unforgettable experiences.

The Sleepy Beautiful Ruma National Park

A mosaic of landscapes, ranging from riverine woodland and rolling savannah to magnificent escarpments and towering cliffs, Ruma National Park promises undiscovered wildlife treasures and undisturbed peace.  It is also Kenya’s last remaining sanctuary for the endangered roan antelope. Ruma lies on the flat floor of the seasonally watered Lambwe River Valley bordered by the Kanyamwa Escarpment to the South-East, and by the volcanic plugs of the Ruri Hills to the north. Ruma’s birdlife is exceptional. The Park is also the only protected area in Kenya where the globally threatened blue swallow, a scarce intra-African migrant, is regularly recorded. Blue swallows, which depend upon moist grassland for both feeding and roosting, arrive in Kenya from their breeding grounds in Southern Tanzania around April and depart again in September.

 

Why buy around the National Park?

Living close to a National Park can almost double the value of a property this is why?

Living near a National Park gives you access to rugged landscapes, ancient forest and incredible wildlife. Whether you are heading out to hike, cycle, or to enjoy a hobby such as landscape painting or birdwatching, having a home close to a National Park means unlimited opportunities to experience the wilderness.

 

‘Homes close to a National Park are likely to have scenic views, a feature many homeowners look for when searching for their perfect property,’