Kisumu

Travel Guide Africa Kenya Kisumu

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Introduction

Kisumu is the third largest city in Kenya with about 400,000 inhabitants and is located on the edge of Lake Victoria. It's a friendly place with great people and a nice vibe.

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Neighbourhoods

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Sights and Activities

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Events and Festivals

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Weather

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Max30.6 °C30.8 °C30.4 °C28.8 °C28.2 °C27.9 °C27.7 °C28.2 °C29.4 °C30.5 °C30.1 °C29.9 °C
Avg Min23.8 °C24.1 °C24.1 °C23.4 °C22.8 °C22.2 °C21.9 °C22.2 °C22.8 °C23.8 °C23.7 °C23.5 °C
Rainfall79 mm84 mm169 mm213 mm167 mm85 mm85 mm81 mm90 mm95 mm139 mm101 mm
Rain Days710111713878810139

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Getting There

By Plane

Kisumu Airport (KIS) has flights to Nairobi with 3 different airlines, among which is Kenya Airways.

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Getting Around

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Eat

There is a great place for sundowners and food about 1 kilometres past the Impala sanctury.

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Drink

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Sleep

The Sooper hotel and the YWCA both have clean budget rooms.

Upscale

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Learn

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Keep Connected

Internet

As far as communication technology is concerned, Kenya has gone through a tremendous modernization. Nowadays visitors to Kenya can carry their portable digital devices, ease of use is guaranteed with the advent of wireless (hot spots) environments within upmarket tourisms resorts. In some restaurants, a cup of coffee can allow you the use of the free hot spot for your laptop. However in most places the bandwidth is severely limited. Internet cafés are common throughout Kenya and usually offer decent link quality. Expect prices around 1KSh per minute. Most cyber cafes now charge 0.5KES per minute.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Kenya boosts a number of good mobile phone operators like Zain, Safaricom, Orange, Yu and Telekom. Roaming is easy with most European contract mobile phone tariff plans. Prices can be high though, so try and get a local SIM card or avoid data roaming.

Post

The National Postal Company offers services throughout the country and abroad. Prices are reasonably but services, although better than in the past, are still not very good. It is pretty slow and not always reliable. If you want to send a package, you'd better use international companies like DHL, TNT, UPS or FedEx, as they are not much more expensive yet reliable and fast.

Accommodation in Kisumu

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