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Mara - Kisumu

Mara - Kisumu

Some call it Kisumu dala, Kisumu land of fish or simply Kisumu City.

Kisumu is a quiet city found on the shores of Lake Victoria, a freshwater lake shared by all three East African countries – Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It was awarded city status in 2001 and has since grown from a fishing hub to an attractive urban centre with characteristic wide streets and colonial architecture with one of Kenya’s biggest open-air markets.

It is not a typical city though. Just a Kilometer away from its centre is the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary, a walking sanctuary and animal orphanage teeming with herds of impalas, zebras, lions, leopard, cheetahs, baboons, hyena, jackals, bush duikers, bushbuck and buffaloes. Ndere Island Park, another unmissable attraction, is not far off the northern shore of Lake Victoria. It is easily accessible by road or boat - the latter obviously being the preferable mode. Ndere means ‘a meeting place' in the Luo language. They believe that Mikayi, the mother of the tribe, took a rest near Ndere and eventually settled her people there due to the luxuriant shoreline. The island is home to hippos, monitor lizards, Nile crocodiles, several fish species, snakes, baboons, impalas, the rare sitatunga antelopes, waterbucks, zebras and warthogs. Over 100 different species of birds can be seen here including African fish eagles, black-headed gonoleks and grey-headed kingfishers.

Kisumu is endowed with several UNESCO sites that attract tourists from all over the world. The most significant is Kit Mikayi, which loosely translates to "the stone of the first woman", or "stone of the first wife". This unusual rock formation is revered by the community to an extent of being turned to a shine of sorts. Kisumu's rich culture and history are well-preserved at the Kisumu Museum. As the hometown of former U.S. President Barack Obama’s father, Kogelo has received throngs of tourists in recent times. You cannot leave Kisumu without experiencing the vibrant and electrifying nightlife that reverberates with Ohangla music, a popular genre from the locale. Break a leg!

 

CONNECTING FLIGHTS

Airkenya flies to Kisumu from Masai Mara daily.

Kisumu is the connecting port en route to and from Entebbe for immigration processing.

Note: Visitors in possession of the common East Africa Tourist Visa need not apply for a visa to Uganda from Kenya, and into Kenya from Uganda.

 

SEASONS

High:

21st December 2020 - 31st March 2021

1st July 2021 - 31st October 2021

Low:

1st April 2021 - 30th June 2021

1st November 2021 - 20th December 2021

 

 SCHEDULE     FARES 

From

To

Depart

Arrive

 

              

Fares

Low season

High Season

Tax

Masai Mara

Kisumu

0845

0950

 

One-way

$200

$200

 

$30

Kisumu

Entebbe

1030

1130

 

One-way

$150

$150

$80

Entebbe

Kisumu

1215

1315

 

One-way

$150

$150

$20

Kisumu

Mara

1355

1430

 

One-way

$200

$150

$30

Fares are valid from 21st December 2020 to 20th December 2021

Book online to enjoy a 20% Discount 

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