Things to do in Kisumu

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  • harunani k
    84 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very nice museum.good educational tour for children.also one can get good pics with the preserved animals.only negative is the fish section in which aquariums seemed dirty and majority were empty.
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • David S
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a good half trip to do from Kisumu. The rock formation is striking as is the surrounding landscape. The tour given by the local guide is detailed and provides lots of information the cultural significance of the place for the Luo communities. It is also relatively accessible from Kisumu. Just take a matatu from the national petrol station, and then a walk/boda ride from the main road.
    Written September 10, 2023
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  • David S
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took the boat from Boa beach, which was a matatu and boda ride from Kisumu. The island itself is peaceful and occupied by zebra, water buck and antelope, that along with other flaura and fauna were placed there by the government. After getting off the boat, the guide leads you in a short walk around the island, and you can take in the views and get an impression of the lakes geography. Well worth the trip from Kisumu!
    Written September 10, 2023
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  • MrsK-J149
    Shrewsbury29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 October 18, 2018
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  • Diana F
    Lubbock, TX412 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The problem was the entry - pretty pricy, and the people weren't helpful. Beautiful grounds and views of Lake Victoria. The kids who were with us had a great time.
    We weren't able to walk through, and the driving areas are limited, so missed a lot of the animals. It was mid-day and all the big cats were asleep. :-)
    Written May 6, 2024
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  • anya_at_large
    Ottawa, Canada183 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 July 1, 2022
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  • wayne y
    Kisumu, Kenya286 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 May 26, 2018
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  • Val C
    Calgary, Canada39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 March 19, 2019
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  • Mes O
    Westernohe, Germany2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 August 31, 2019
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  • Bunnio
    Yorkshire England176 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 May 23, 2019
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  • Byron78
    Kisumu, Kenya294 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 June 18, 2018
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  • wayne y
    Kisumu, Kenya286 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I attended a wedding here. This is a beautiful cathedral style church for the African city of Kisumu
    Written January 1, 2018
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