GETTING AROUND KISUMU
Kisumu City has a robust road network connecting various town centres in the city. Buses, ‘matatus’ (vans) and taxis form the major means of road transport into and within Kisumu City. Others would be ‘bodaboda’ (motorcyles).
Air transport – Kisumu is served by an international airport, Kisumu International Airport, with regular daily flights to and from other parts of the country. There is a dual highway to and from the airport for faster and ease of access. Taxis services are readily available at the airport.
Train Service – For the adventurous visitors, there is a 13hrs train journey between Nairobi and Kisumu with beautiful scenery of the diverse Kenyan landscape throughout the journey including the Great Rift Valley. It is a 217-kilometre route that has 18 stations, 46 bridges and 27 viaducts.
Ferry Service – These are traditional steam and diesel-powered ships that are used for cargo and passenger services between Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya on Lake Victoria at Kisumu, Mwanza, Bukoba, Entebbe, Port Bell and Jinja ports. The typical journeys range between 13hrs to 19hrs between port to port. They hold advantage on the fact that the popular train lines terminate at these ports in their respective countries, thus allowing for cheaper freight services.