72 Hours in Kisumu: A detailed guide to Kisumu City
Getting to Kisumu:
There are daily flights to Kisumu from Nairobi. You can also drive to Kisumu or take a bus like we did. We used Easy Coach and it was okay.
There’ s plenty of taxis, tuk tuks, motorcycles and matatus. Very affordable and quite a number.
Places to go/ Things to do:
Check out the museum
Entrance fee for is shs 100 for a resident adult.
Get a quick lesson in history in the archaeology section, learn about reptiles in the snake park and reptile area( there were two crocodiles and tortoises), fish in the aquarium and Luo culture in the a traditional village set up.
Indulge in Luo culture by visiting the homestead and dancing with The African Genre Shield (which is a group that keeps Luo culture alive through performances and teaching about aspects of Luo culture.) They are doing amazing work rebuilding and maintaining that part of the museum. Check out some of the work they do here.
Catch some views of the lake
Stop by Hippo Point which is a few minutes away from the CBD. There’ s not much to see it’s actually just a view of the lake literally but if you are a sucker for views like myself it is a must visit. For a better view you can go to Kiboko Bay Resort. However, water hyacinth on the shores is killing the lake and the views. Something needs to be done.
Go to Kit Mikayi
Learn some history about this religious site as well as Luo culture and traditions. Climb the huge rocks and savour the epic views at the top. The rocks are huge and slippery but the views will quickly ease your worries. After the climb have a good stretch by dancing with a group of ladies from the local community.
Transport to Kit Mikayi was shs 100 via matatu, shs 50 via motorbike to the site and entry fee was shs 150.
Sundowners at Acacia Premier Hotel
Have some drinks with friends as you take in the glorious sunsets.
See animals and walk amongst them. Or get to pet Alice the cheetah.
Entry fee- shs 250
Eat scrumptous fish and ugali at Lwang’ ni Beach
I did not get to do that but it is a must do!
The highlights of my trip were holding animals and all the dancing. For a chance to do the same and more, Tembea Kisumu guys.
Those are some of the things to do in Kisumu.
Travelling soon to Kisumu? Know any place not mentioned?
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Keep warm and Stay Winning!