Top 10 Things to do in Kisumu, Nyanza Province

Kisumu, officially known as Kisumu City (and formerly Port Florence), is a Kenyan inland port city on Lake Victoria and the capital city of Kisumu County, Kenya. At an elevation of 1,131 m (3,711 ft), the city-county has a population of 968,879, while the metropolitan region comprising the city and its suburbs and satellite towns of Maseno, Kondele and Ahero was estimated at over 1 million in early 2017. It is the third largest city in Kenya after the capital, Nairobi, and the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu is the principal city of western Kenya, the immediate former capital of Nyanza Province, the headquarters of Kisumu County and the proposed headquarters of the Lake Region Economic Block, which is a conglomeration of 13 counties in Western Kenya. It is the largest city in western Kenya and the second most important city after Kampala in the greater Lake Victoria basin.

1. Dunga Bay

Harambee Road, Kisumu 40100, Kenya Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
Excellent
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4 based on 48 reviews

Dunga Bay

Reviewed By SamWaweru - Nairobi, KenyaNairobi, Kenya

An eye opening experience exploring Kisumu's lake side life

I visited Dunga beach with friends in January 2017. We had not made prior arrangements but on our arrival, Jimmy one of the local guides met us and took us around the area. After introduction, we took a one hour boat ride in Lake Victoria and seeing the n

2. Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

Harambee Rd, Kisumu 40100, Kenya Nature & Parks, National Parks
Excellent
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4 based on 191 reviews

Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

Reviewed By Suman Sankar G

An Oasis

The sanctuary is nice. It is just beside lake Victoria. It is a nice green spot for the locals. The animals are kept nicely. I used to stay around 5 minutes away from this place and hear the roar of the lions every night which i miss.

3. Kit Mikayi

Near Kisumu-Bondo Road, Kisumu 40100, Kenya Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4 based on 18 reviews

Kit Mikayi

Reviewed By Tassaduqhussain51 - Multan, PakistanMultan, Pakistan

Mysterious Rock Formation

Kit Mikai- A Mysterious Rock FormationKit Mikayi is a Mysterious rock formation located in a village about 30 km from Kisumu, 3rd largest city of Kenya after Nairobi and Mombasa. Various local traditions are ascribed to this bundle of 5-6 huge stones plac

4. Kisumu museum

Kisumu, Kenya Museums, Specialty Museums
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3.5 based on 85 reviews

Kisumu museum

Reviewed By crookhamcommon - newbury, berkshirenewbury, berkshire

Needs a cash injection.

The main gallery has some interesting displays but all a bit dusty and dimly lit. The aquarium shows healthy fish but it is small and was unbearably hot. The tortoises and crocodiles were just that. The Luo village was very interesting and the dance that

5. Thimlich Ohinga

Kisumu 00200, Kenya Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Thimlich Ohinga

Reviewed By Solomon_Juma - Nairobi, Nairobi, KenyaNairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

An Attractive Pre-histic Site

I liked the arrangement of stones that formed the boundary walls of the early men that have remained intact for over 500 years, without the mortar. Their watch tower and the buffer stones in addition to the escape gate commonly referred to as rot/roth in

6. Ndere Island National Park

Kisumu, Kenya Nature & Parks, National Parks
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4 based on 24 reviews

Ndere Island National Park

Reviewed By Odak S - CanadaCanada

Amazing Trek, Camp, Views

Went back home a while ago from canada with family we really loved it it was hot, green and untouched the panoramic views from the island were remarkable its really a good for trekking and staying away from busy city life, laid back i saw they are in need

7. The West End Shopping Mall, Kisumu

Achieng Aneko Road, Kisumu 40100, Kenya Shopping, Shopping Malls
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4 based on 18 reviews

The West End Shopping Mall, Kisumu

The West End Shopping Mall is a beautifully decorated shopping mall in the center of Kisumu. It houses the Nairobi Java House which is Kenya's premier family style restaurant, Woolworths - the South African clothing store, TACC - the Tile and Carpet Centre, one of the largest City Walks in Kenya and Uchumi - Kenya's people's supermarket. Also home to the Samsung showroom, Healthy U, the Wine Shop, Opulent, Mamas Toto, DHL, Optica, Simba Telecom among others. The first class mall is connected to the Acacia Premier Hotel expected to open its doors to the public in the first quarter of 2015

Reviewed By ankeet_sinha - Nairobi, KenyaNairobi, Kenya

One of the better shopping malls in Kisumu

West end shopping mall is one of the better shopping malls in Kisumu. It has a Java Coffee house, Woolworths and a couple of other decent shops. The Woolworth does not have enough options and nothing for kids. They should look to open a fast food joint. S

8. Equator Sign

Kisumu, Kenya Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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5 based on 3 reviews

Equator Sign

Reviewed By MrsK-J149 - ShrewsburyShrewsbury

Very entertaining!

Second visit for me, first for my colleague and this time we were treated to a demonstration that blew our socks off! Young man with bucket, jug & water demonstrated how water poured down a drain flows clockwise/anticlockwise depending which side of the e

9. Masai Craft Market

Omino Cres Rd, Kisumu 40100, Kenya Shopping, Flea & Street Markets
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4 based on 9 reviews

Masai Craft Market

Reviewed By Katherine S

The place to buy gifts for family & friends back home

The masai market in Kisumu is a much smaller version of the one in Nairobi, which (as you would expect) means there is less selection. That being said, this is a great place to pick up some locally made crafts. In particular, there is a good selection of

10. St. Theresa Cathedral

Kisumu 40100, Kenya Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals, Sacred & Religious Sites
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

St. Theresa Cathedral

Reviewed By collins952 - Kisumu, KenyaKisumu, Kenya

THE CASTLE THAT SAVES

standing tall towards the sky, the st. teresas cathedral is an epic building that shows the love that the ancient missionaries had for the kenyan flock. the design is superb with floral and religious designs of yore that purifies the body. the picture of

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