Kisumu City

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Kisumu City – Kenya Tourist Attraction Destinations

Today Kisumu city is Kenya’s third largest city, with a population of around 160,000. It is situated on the north tip of Winam gulf, which in itself is part of Kavirondo Gulf of Lake Victoria.

Kisumu at one time was the major port of Lake Victoria during the commonwealth of East Africa. Since the breakup of the community, Kisumu’s importance has declined. Ships, such as the majestic RMV Victoria, were built here at the time.

It is a matter of pride to report that the many negative aspects such as potholes, security, have improved considerably and drastic steps are now being taken by the town council to supply clean water on tap to the residents of Kisumu.

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Thee have also been significant developments in Kisumu city such as the Kisumu Museum now well known throughout the world for its fine collections on native Luo culture and the local wildlife.

The old market is still running strongly. On the outskirts of town, attractions range from Hippo Point, at Dunga, just south west of Kisumu, known for its hippopotami and occasional crocodile and not forgetting the loveliest sunset on the lake, to Jamhuri Gardens with lovely grounds for strolling and studying indigenous plants and flowers.

Western Kenya Circuit  Safaris

Explore Western Kenya – Lake Victoria, Kisumu city, Ndere island, Kakamega forest and more, through visiting the western part of Kenya. These hidden treasures gets well off the usual tourist routes. You will embark on guided walks to unique destinations, and absorb the cultures and ways of life of a number of local people, including a home stay with villagers from the Luo tribe. Some highlights include, boat ride and Crescent Island visit on Lake Naivasha, Rhino, lion, buffalo, impala, gazelle & warthog at Nakuru National Park, guided walks in Kakamega rainforest, Kit Mikai, the Crying Stone, traditional Home stay experience.

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