Iconic spots in Kisumu
Hippo Point is a 600-acre open viewing area on Lake Victoria. It is better known as a viewing point for its unobstructed sunsets over the lake than for its occasional hippos. Located near the village of Dunga, it is a few kilometers South West of Kisumu town. The village also has a fishing port and a camping site. Enjoy a peaceful boat ride as you observe hippos and birds in their natural habitat or go out fishing and enjoy the scenery of Kisumu city straight from the deep.
The Kisumu Museum
Kisumu Museum is a small yet comprehensive exhibition gallery and display of the material culture of the people of the Western Rift Valley and Nyanza region. This includes traditional clothing and adornment, basketry, fishing gear, agricultural tools and hunting weaponry. Also on display are several dioramas, including a lion, De Brazza monkey, and the largest Nile Perch ever caught in Kenya.
Kit Mikayi, a large rock (Tor) with three rocks on top, is situated about 29kilometers west of Kisumu. It stands tall above many surrounding rocks in Kangeso village. The 70 ft. to 80 ft. stone is also a weeping rock. It poses like a woman with a load on her back. Climb the rocks and observe the breadths and span of Lake Victoria, Kisumu City and the Kisumu International Airport as well as the rolling plains as you are entertained with the many stories and myths of this sight.
The Kisumu Impala Sanctuary spans about 38 ha. It was created to provide a home for threatened Impalas within Kisumu city and its environs. The sanctuary is one of Kenya’s smallest wildlife reserves. It also provides a safe grazing area for hippos from the lake.