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Kisumu- Kenya Facts

Kisumu is one of the busiest towns and counties in the western part of magical Kenya. Founded in the early 1900s, today Kisumu is a quiet port town on the shores of Lake Victoria with wide streets and fine colonial architecture that are so peculiar to only this place.


Kisumu was awarded City Status in 2001. Upon attaining the city status, it has grown into an attractive urban center. Today, Kisumu has several interesting places to visit like an excellent museum, one of Kenya’s largest open markets, and excellent facilities for travelers.

Kisumu city today

This is a cute city to hang around lazing up after trolling in the wilderness of magical Kenya. Contact Jewel safaris today and we surely will deliver it to you. Kisumu is not a mass tourism destination to visit but it has enough to quench your travel thirst once you are here.  Kisumu’s enchanting small beauty is capable of leaving you asking for more.

The few re-known tourist sites here include:

Tourist attraction sites

Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

Mealtime at the sanctuary 

This is a walking sanctuary and holding area for animals that require special protection in this densely populated area.

Herds of impalas and zebras roam freely in the sanctuary. Still within the sanctuary is an animal orphanage area containing a collection of caged lions, leopards, cheetahs, baboons, hyenas, jackals, bush duikers, bushbuck, and buffaloes.

I’m sure you would like to check what more the sanctuary has to offer. Worry not, contact Jewel Safaris and everything will be put into consideration for you our dear client.

Kisumu Main Market

Hey there! It’s shopping time in magical Kenya. Feel like rubbing shoulders with the locals here? Book your Kenyan Safari and feel the shopping vibe here in Kisumu town.

Kisumu Main Market
Kisumu Main Market

Kisumu’s main market is one of Kenya’s most animated markets and certainly one of its largest as it spills out onto the surrounding roads.

If you’re curious or just looking for essentials such as suits or wigs, it’s worth a stroll around.

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Kisumu Museum

The Kisumu Museum display of artifacts

The town museum is fairly old-fashioned but has a lot of information. It’s best enjoyed when being navigated by an experienced guide, who can give you more background information about the three sections, brief you, and answer all your questions thus generally exploring every other detail about Kisumu.

The first section covers western Kenya’s three principal linguistic groups: Luo, Bantu, and Kalenjin. The second section is a traditional Luo homestead.

The last section is a small and rather sad aquarium displaying artifacts of creatures from the lake and a reptile house holding examples of all the local snakes you don’t want to meet.

Kisumu Travel

To the south of Kisumu City are fishing villages located on the shores of Lake Victoria towards the broad waters of Homa Bay. This area is home to Ruma National Park, a small but attractive park with many unique species.

The best way to appreciate the beauty of this region is through the lake itself. The sun shines brightly, and gentle breezes rise from the water.

Other most visited and preferred attraction sites in Kisumu include:

  • Kit- Mikayla,
  • Kisumu Bay
  • Hippo point
  • Winam Gulf
  • Beaches
  • And many others that you will explore with Jewel Safaris once you book a safari to Kenya.

On trees along the shore, Fish eagles call to each other with long haunting calls. Sunsets turn the water to gold, as the local fisherman in their canoes pull in their nets and slowly turn for home.

There is no other best friend to explore Kisumu with than in the company of the Jewel Safaris team. We are so experienced and very knowledgeable about this destination and many others within the East African region. Planning the whole safari to magical Kenya commences once you make an inquiry with us.

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