KISUMU MUSEUM

It’s located in Kisumu town along the Kisumu- Kericho highway. It was opened to the public in 1980

The museum stores and disseminates information on cultural and scientific issues with emphasis on western Kenya

The museum exhibits a traditional Luo homestead and other traditional luo artefacts

It also has diverse collection of flora and fauna species i.e. reptiles and amphibians

 

KISUMU IMPALA SANCTUARY

It’s located about 3km from Kisumu city on your way to Dunga. It was gazetted in 1992. In March 2010 it was branded as “a lakeshore walk with impalas”.

It is the home to free ranging and captive animals as well as well as home to over 115 species of birds, a variety of trees, grass and herbs among others.

 

LAKE VICTORIA

It is also known as nam lolwe in Dholuo

The lake was named after Queen Victoria by the explorer John Hanning Speke who was the first European to discover it and which he did alone in 1858 while on an expedition with Richard Francis Burton to locate the source of River Nile.

It is one of the African great lakes.

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NDERE ISLAND

Is a small island {4.2 km2 or 1.6 square m} in winam gulf of Lake Victoria in Kenya

It was gazetted as the Ndere island national reserve in November 1986 and has since that time been uninhabited

Ndere means “meeting place” in Dholuo.

 

KIT-MIKAYI

Is a rock formation, a tor around 40m high situated about 29km west of Kisumu along Kisumu Bondo highway.

Kit-mikayi means the stone of the first woman/wife in Dholuo.

Kit-mikayi is a regional point of Sight-seeing interest, especially among the neighbouring luo tribes. It has also become a popular local pilgrimage site for followers of the Legio Maria sect who come to the rock to pray and fast for several weeks at a time.