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Kenya is a popular tourism destination throughout the year and Kisumu City is no different. Tourist attractions range from the white sandy beaches at the coast to scenic landscapes, wild life, memorable mountain expeditions and the majestic beauty of a wide variety of flora and fauna. Kisumu is a port city on Lake Victoria. It is known for Lake side viewpoints at Dunga Hill camp and Hippo Point.

The Kisumu Impala sanctuary shelters a herd of impalas and zebras.


  • The Kisumu Museum displays artefacts that relate to the cultural beliefs and practices of the local communities.
  • On the southern side of Kisumu City is the Ruma National park that has tall cliffs, the rare roan antelopes and exciting bird life experience.
  • Within Seme Sub-County of Kisumu County, delegates can visit Kit Mikayi, an ancient rock formation depicting a unique cultural and religious setting of the Luo people, which is only 29Km west of Kisumu City.

  • Enthusiastic bird watchers can also visit Ndere Island on the western side of the city and on Lake Victoria. The Island provides beautiful scenic views of the adjacent Homa Hills.
  • For a glimpse into the Luo cultural history, delegates can still have an excursion further onto the other side of Lake Victoria to visit Simbi Nyaima which is rich in the rare bird species of flamingos.
  • Thimlich ohinga is the largest best preserved massive dry stone walled enclosure created hundreds of years ago as a protective zone against enemies. It was made a UNESCO heritage site in 2019.
  • Kisumu by-night: Kisumu has a vibrant night life with captivating entertainment joints of world class standards and restaurants, casinos and pubs.