Kisumu Travel Guide

  • Peter on balkong in front of Lake Victoria
    Peter on balkong in front of Lake...
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    by Squinchez Updated Jul 23, 2007

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    If you love the view of sunrising or sunset like me, this place is ideal for it..espeacially when viewed by the lakeside or just whatsoever...I like it

    Related to:
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Safari
    • Road Trip

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    by Squinchez Updated Jul 23, 2007

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    So this is where the villagers around here get their water,theres no much to see here except the deep volcanic lake nearby which is steeped in myth. The story goes that an old lady was denied food and lodging by the residents of a village and in a fit of wrath she brought down a massive flood on the village.

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    by Squinchez Updated Jul 23, 2007

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    Lake Victoria is the second largest fresh water lake in the world, and although Western Kenya does not attract many tourists and is blissfully free of safari minibuses, it is the most densely populated area in the country and the most productive. With gentle hills and emerald tea plantations, it is also very pretty, with unique weather. The majority of people here are the luo community whose main activity is fishing, thats why whenever you mention fish in kenya, people think of Luos same with Maasai with their cattles

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Kisumu Transportation

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    by muguruki Updated Dec 3, 2010

    The easiest way to get to either Nairobi or Kampala from Kisumu is probably by Akamaba Bus Services. They have two direct busses in either direction between the two capitals that pass through Kisumu around lunchtime.

    If you are travelling from Nairobi or Kampala the bus will stop here for you to grab some lunch from one of the many cafes opposite the office. There is also a waiting room here with toilets out the back which have came as a welcome releif on my last trip between Kampala and Nairobi.

    The office is situated not far from the train station.

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    by Squinchez Updated Jul 23, 2007

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    Boda boda is the name given to the bicycles mainly used here as a means of transportation when getting around, upto the main small town its hard to get a car or a matatu. Thanks God the govt. has finally made a tarmac road, we hope now there will be buses plying this route

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