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Kiboko Bay Resort: Camp near a fishing village

Kiboko means "hippo" in Kiswahili, and hippos of all kind of materials and in all sizes are indeed present as decorative element at Kiboko Bay resort, a tented camp maybe half an hourĀ“s drive out of Kisumu, the capital of Nyanza province (I did not see any "real" hippo, but there is a closeby hippo point where you can watch them graze in the evenings, if you get lucky). The camp has a little verandah with extra "wire netting" which you will need as it is located right at Lake Victoria, so mozzies are everywhere. The tents are comfy, each with en-suite bathroom. The resort has a (small) pool and a rather nice restaurant where of course tilapia and Nile perch from the lake always come fresh. There is no real entertainment or much of a tourist infrastructure around other than an impala sanctuary just down the road and hippo point. If you want to avoid city bustle it is a good point to stay on tours in the region though.

the fishing village Dunga is just around the corner of the resort, so you can watch the fishermen setting sails on the lake, or the women washing their laundry under the pier and generally catch a glimpse of African rural life. There are nice lakeviews and the tents give a pleasant safari feeling

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Sailing and Boating, Fishing, Birdwatching
  • Written October 8, 2009
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