Places to visit in Kisumu

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Places to Visit in Kisumu

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  • Hafeez J
    1 contribution
    At Kisumu Impala Park there are various animals. You will get to see Lions, there a few lions in the cages amazing experience to see Lions in kisumu.
    Then there is a crowd puller, a leopard, he is such a stunning animal and for it to be an illusive cat it shows itself openly for everyone to take pictures.
    Zebras roam the park freely no enclosures.
    They also have an enclosure with Hyena.

    All in all it's a total family getaway as there are also boat rides available for your adventurous mind looking for Hippos, Fish Eagles, Kingfishers amongst others.

    Come satisfy your adventure, cone visit Kisumu Impala Park.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Frederick O
    3 contributions
    cool caves,deepest pond found in the middle (folks say) it goes up to Lake Victoria,traditional dancers welcoming visitors & not forgetting the extra ordinary view
    Written 7 November 2020
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  • MrsK-J149
    Shrewsbury29 contributions
    We picked up a boat and guide for an hours trip on Lake Victoria. We've done this twice before from Hippo Point but on this trip the 'official' guides were much more knowledgeable about the birds and wildlife on the lake. And we saw hippos - win win!
    Written 18 October 2018
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  • Silvia H
    Malindi, Kenya2 contributions
    A nice place to see about the culture and the animals of this area,at the aquarium are fish from the lake Victoria.also you can see turtles, Krokodile and snake still alive
    Written 27 September 2019
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  • Mes O
    Westernohe, Germany2 contributions
    Try Titus stall, he is polite, friendly and got plenty to offer.. But in general all the vendors are very friendly, you only have to beat them in bargaining the price.
    Written 31 August 2019
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  • Val C
    41 contributions
    We visited this attraction and had the demonstration of the water which is an interesting phenomenon which occurs at the equator. Not to be missed if you're in the area. Good shopping close by. There is no charge for this as it is a sign marking where the equator is.
    Written 19 March 2019
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  • sroche317
    Boston, MA17 contributions
    My friend and I decided to check out Ndere Island on a Sunday morning. Chartering a private boat from Kisumu was too pricey (~USD $200), so we hired a driver to bring us to a nearby village from which boats go over to the island. (The drive from Kisumu was about an hour.) The road down to the village was a little treacherous, but we made it. There’s a small office where we got our tickets (USD $23 for foreigners), but they only accept payments through M-PESA (a mobile money transfer service). Luckily, my friend has an account, though I’m sure you could find someone to make the payment for you if you’re willing to give them a little extra. M-PESA’s widely used here. You have to hire a private boat to take you over to the island (~20 minute ride each way). It was USD $35 for the boat. We landed at Director’s Jetty (see map) and the boat driver walked us up about half a mile to the lookout point. Along the way, we saw zebras, water buck, monkeys, and many swifts and hawks. The scenery was quite beautiful. From the lookout, you have a 360 view of Lake Victoria and surrounding land. The island itself has no human inhabitants, though apparently some tourists occasionally camp overnight on it. (We did see a fire pit and there are a couple of latrines.) Our boat driver went back to the boat while we walked about a mile to the Kingfisherman Jetty where he met us to take us back to the village. Overall, it’s a nice outing if you’re looking to get away from Kisumu. Going in the early morning is probably better as the sun gets quite hot by mid-day. Sunglasses & a hat are recommended.
    Written 2 November 2019
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  • wayne y
    Kisumu, Kenya291 contributions
    This is a nice, modern and clean mall. It has a travel agent, Java House, Health U, Bank and other businesses along with a really nice hotel that has a very attractive rooftop restaurant and pool.
    Written 26 May 2018
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  • anya_at_large
    Ottawa, Canada181 contributions
    It's a bit of a trek to get here - about an hour outside of Migori, and the roads are bumpy, but it is well worth it! Very interesting site, and lots of history to be learned
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • wayne y
    Kisumu, Kenya291 contributions
    This is a nice modern mall with a Tusky's supermarket as the anchor. They also have a office supply store (Seal Honey), a large clothing store (Jade), as well as other shops and a juice bar.
    Written 26 May 2018
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  • Bunnio
    Yorkshire England175 contributions
    So much to see, helped by an local guide who was able to spot the birds and animals. Diffiuclt to access the boat now the water level of the lakehas dropped and the lack of proper boarding facilities. Not really suitable for people with disabilites
    Written 23 May 2019
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  • Tachwa
    Kisumu, Kenya11 contributions
    One can't help the feeling of reverence in this architectural beauty at the centre of Kisumu city. The altar cast in elegant marble and the pictures of saints intricately collaged in the stained glass windows complete with cedar pews, back dropped with sombre melody from the classical piano somehow make one to feel the presence of heaven.
    Written 20 February 2018
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  • Byron78
    Kisumu, Kenya302 contributions
    Ksm Museum is located off the main Nai-Ksm highway.Has a main building with scenes depicting traditional life and intstuments with a few stuffed animals,highlight being the lion leaping.Outside they have another building that houses a variety of fish in tanks.Further down there is a traditional luo village with the huts placed as they would in the traditional setting.There is a dance troupe that performs on request and are worth watching,questions too can be asked of them.
    The tortoise park is adjacent to this with lots of tiny tortoises keeping the giant ones company.There is a large snake pit that makes for an interesting time spotting the various snakes,try to attend during feeding time.A little walk away there are displays holding venomous snakes and large pythons.
    A good enriching experience for the small entrance fee one has to pay.What it lacks unfortunately is a cafe or restaurant for visitors.
    Written 18 June 2018
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  • nabiebayoh
    Kisumu, Kenya12 contributions
    Moderately sized shopping mall with a supermarket and several stalls selling clothing items, travel, food court etc. Nice for a day out with kids, well not a full day, nice children play facility. There is also a cinema Bollywood and Hollywood movies. Has a huge parking area and several ATMs.
    Written 12 October 2017
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  • eric i
    2 contributions
    A guy that knows his stuff is willing to share information over and above the tour itself.
    One comes out more informed on the trip than before.
    Highly reccomend them
    Written 7 May 2022
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