Kisumu is one of Kenya’s larger cities situated on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya. The City is the administrative capital of Nyanza Province and is a major center for trade and commerce in the region. Fishing is one of the main economic activities here and the fish is sold in the city and other parts of the country.

Kisumu is an important starting point for tours of Lake Victoria which usually includes a visit to the Rusinga and Mfangano Islands. The town is also situated near the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary which features impala, leopard, hyena, baboon and monkeys.

Kisumu also has a number of entertainment options including; cinemas, restaurants, bars (many of which feature live entertainment) and discotheques.


Buses and matatus travel regularly between Kisumu and Nairobi; and also link the city to other towns around the country. Kisumu is also linked to Nairobi via a railway line. The City is served by the Kisumu Airport which is served by regular flights by Kenya Airways from Nairobi.