Kisumu is the principal city of western Kenya and the third largest city in Kenya, Located on the eastern shore of Lake Victoria. It’s an historical city that dates back to late 19th century and has various tourist attractions that includes Lake Victoria (the largest Lake in Africa), Kisumu Museum, Impala wildlife sanctuary, Kisumu Bird Sanctuary, Hippo Point and Ndere Island National Park among many other.
A distance view of Kisumu City
Kisumu holiday attractions
A distance view of Lake Victoria
Holiday activities at Lake Victoria
Stunning view of Lake Victoria
Boat excursion and attractions at Lake Victoria
Accommodation at Lake Victoria
Holiday Hotels and Safari Lodges at Lake Victoria
Kisumu is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, is Kenya's third largest town and is also the second most important city after Kampala in the greater Lake Victoria basin. It’s located about 320 Km northwest of Nairobi and has a population nearing one million inhabitants.
Kisumu was originally established as a Mombasa – Uganda railway terminus in 1898 and a Port town (Port Florence) for ferries operating on Lake Victoria, linking the railway to Mwanza and Bukoba in Tanzania, and to Entebbe, Port Bell, and Jinja in Uganda. Kisumu city grew rapidly until the collapse of the East African Community in 1977; the city’s economy and growth was hit hard forcing the local people to swap to agriculture, fishing and tourism business. The town achieved the city status in 2001 and in 2006 the city was named as the first United Nations' Millennium City.
Today Kisumu is a cosmopolitan city, with multinational business centers, industries, banks, hospitals, airport, various tourist attractions, luxury hotels and restaurants. A great place for a holiday stopover on a birds watching safari, a Lake Victoria tour or on business trip to western Kenya.
Lake Victoria is Kisumu’s main attraction; activities on Lake Victoria would include sailing tours, fishing trips, birds watching safaris, lake and islands excursions or just relaxing in one of the luxury beach hotels.
Other attractions would include a visit to Hippo point, a viewing point with unobstructed view of Lake Victoria. Kisumu Impala Sanctuary, a small sanctuary used to protect impalas, hippos, as well as many reptiles and birds. Kisumu Museum, Kit Mikayi, The Kisumu Bird Sanctuary, Ndere Island National Park, Kakamega Equatorial Rainforest, The Walter Edwin Owen Memorial park and The Town Clock built in memory of Kassim Lakha.
Kisumu has a wide range of holiday accommodation, from the luxury top end beach hotels, the authentic and Eco friendly African beach lodges, to Campsites and budget accommodation.
Major hotels and restaurants in Kisumu includes; Rusinga Island Lodge, Mfangano Island Lodge, Lake Victoria Safari Village, Le Savanna Country Lodge, Imperial Hotel Kisumu, Sovereign Hotel, Kiboko Bay Resort, The Vic Hotel, Royal City Hotel, Whirl Spring Hotel, East View Hotel, Scottish Tartan Hotel, The Triple Trojans Hotel Milimani, Sunset Hotel and Kisumu Beach Resort.
Kisumu is served by one airport; Kisumu airport that is used for domestic and chartered flights, the airport is just within a short distance to the City center.
Getting around Kisumu; there are various public Buses, Shuttles, Taxis, private car hire and rentals. The public transports are all over the town, including the Airports, the town center and its suburbs. The fares vary with the location, time of the day, duration and distance; the fares could be anything from $ 0.30 to $10.
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