Entrepreneurs are keen on setting up hotels and other businesses in erstwhile ignored counties in Kenya thanks to devolution. To most Kenyans, holidaying was confined to Mombasa and Naivasha but this narrative is being changed by the likes of Ababu Namwamba –who is the current Cabinet Secretary for Sports and Youth Affairs in President William Ruto government.
WoK takes you to a tour of Ches Bay Resort – a multi-million resort owned by ex-Budalangi member of parliament.
Che’s Bay Resort
Che’s Bay Resort is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria offering an amazing view of the largest fresh lake in Africa and the second largest in the world.
It sits in between Singwe and Mwita hills right at the border of Kenya and Uganda. The resort is a perfect destination to unplug from the hustle and bustle of the city.
It is frequented by both foreign tourists and mostly middle and working class Kenyans who are in search of a good time, relaxation and just want to unwind.
The food served at the resort is mouthwatering. Although a little bit expensive, it is worth every penny.
From traditional cuisines, exquisite drinks and international cuisines, this place is simply one of the best getaway destinations in the entire western and nyanza region.
Of course being at the shores of Lake Victoria, Che’s bay offers one of the tastiest fish and other sea foods prepared by the well trained and highly qualified chefs.
Che’s Bay Resort Segments
This resort is divided into two segments which include;
The Accommodation Segment
This side of the resort is where you can book your accommodation if you are looking to spend a night there. You can either choose to book the modern house or take the tented accommodation which is situated right next to the shores of Lake Victoria.
Rates are as following:
Singles Bed and Breakfast-Sh4900 / Night
Singles Half Board -Sh6400 / Night
Singles Full Board- Sh7900 / Night
2-Sharing Bed and Breakfast-Sh7900 Night
2-Sharing Half Board-Sh9900 Night
2-Sharing Full Board-Sh12900 Night
Family BnB-Sh 9,500 Night
Family Half Board-Sh15,900 Night
Family Full Board-Sh 21,900
The Hotel And Lounge segment
This segment is where meals are served ( breakfast, lunch and dinner). You can also order your favorite drink and have a good time with your friends either watching a football match or dancing to the live music performed by guest artists.
Activities offered at Che’s Bay Resort
Some of the activities available include taking a boat ride to Sigulu Island, Sumba Island and Sango Delta where you can have a good view of River Nzoia emptying its water to Lake Victoria. You can also kayak in the lake, jet ski, play lakeside volleyball, swim or play in the bouncing castles.
It is also the home of the annual Isambo International Beach Festival. This festival is held every December on the shores of Lake Victoria in a bid to celebrate culture fusion, people to people diplomacy and the blue economy while showcasing the Lake basin as a magnet for Sports, culture and tourism.
Started in December 2014, the festival attracts a large population drawn from both local Kenyans and foreigners and is currently in its seventh season.