Kisumu is a beautiful port city situated on Lake Victoria. It’s a great place for tourists with all kinds of interests – it has some amazing museums along with a beautiful beach where you can relax and be with nature.
Here are some of the museums you should definitely visit in Kisumu:
- Kisumu Museum
If you’re in Kisumu with kids, you should head over to the Kisumu Museum to give them an educational experience on your tour. The museum itself has many incredible artefacts for you to discover. The museum also has a Luo village that’s focused on the culture of the Luo/Lwa tribe. The guides there will tell you more about the cultures and traditions of this tribe. The tribesmen and women also perform cultural dances at the village with traditional music in the background.
Not only is this place an amazing museum, but it’s also home to a snake park and an aquarium!
- Abindu Community Cultural Centre
This outdoor museum/cultural centre is a must visit. It’s a shrine where Christians come to pray. The scenery here is also very beautiful and it’s an amazing place for birdwatching. You get wonderful views of Lake Victoria.
These two are the most interesting museums you’ll find in Kisumu that you must pay a visit to! Other smaller museums/sites to visit include Kisumu State House, Prof R.T. Ogonda’s Residence and the Kit Mikayi shrine. Each of these places has a beautiful history behind it that you can learn more about by visiting them.
Other Places to Visit in Kisumu
Here are a few other spots you should also visit in Kisumu:
- Kisumu Impala Sanctuary
Check out stunning wildlife, especially impalas, at the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary. A lot of the other animals here are rescues! The zebras and impalas here just roam around, which is a pretty interesting sight in itself.
- Hippo Point
Hippo Point gives you an amazing view of Lake Victoria and is a great place to watch the sunset. There are lots of food vendors here so you can eat and have fun at the same time.
You can also hop on a short boat ride here.
- Dunga Beach
Dunga Beach is a beautiful beach in Kisumu that offers wonderful views of Lake Victoria. There are many restaurants here that offer delicious meals made from fresh Lake fish.
There are plenty of fishing boats here along with a boardwalk and watchtowers. It’s a great place to unwind and cool.
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Kisumu and have a great time exploring museums and other interesting places as you experience Kenya Adventure.