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by sachara

I visited Kisumu twice. It's an easygoing town. You don't have the feeling, that Kisumu is the third largest town of Kenya. The towncentre with shops, restaurants, banks and internetcafes are all within walking distance around the Oginga Odinga road.

In former days Kisumu was a busy port with international ferry services on the lake. There was also more through traffic to Uganda in the past.

Nowadays it's nice to stay for a few hours or days in Kisumu. You can visit the Kisumu museum, the market, the hippo point or just stroll around a bit in town.

Address: Kisumu
Directions: Kisume is situated at the Lake Victoria, west of Nairobi.

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  • Written Oct 31, 2004
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