Kisumu

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General Information

Kisumu is situated in the Nyanza region of Kenya.  The town is located on the edge of Lake Victoria.  

Kisumu was known as Port Florence in 1901 and grew rapidly into a busy port connecting to ports in Uganda and Tanzania.  The steady decline of trade by boat started in 1970 with Kisumu not being as prosperous today as it once was.  Commercial shipping services have slowly resumed on a small scale, but it will take a while before Kisumu is back to its former glory.  

Accommodation in Kisumu

Kisumu offers a selection of accommodation options.  There are a range of hotels and lodges in the area. Please view our accommodation directory for more information on places to stay.

Activities in Kisumu

An exciting feature of Kisumu are the boda-bodas (bicycle taxis) that take over the streets.  They are fun, but visitors are wise to be cautious.  Things to do:

  • Dunga Village - has the best views of the lake with its hippo and plentiful bird life
  • Kisumu Museum - includes a display of some of Kenya's most poisonous snakes
  • Town Market - sells anything from clothes to food to furniture
  • Jamia Mosque - also runs a Muslim school

Please see the activities directory for more information on the things to do in Kisumu.

Businesses

Kisumu's business community is growing with the town having all the necessary amenities to provide for visitors.  The local restaurants are a wonderful experience with delicious local delights, catering to all tastes.

Please go to our business directory for a full list of businesses you can find in the region, or add your own free business listing.

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