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ABOUT KISUMU


FACTS ABOUT KISUMU
Kisumu is a port city in western Kenya at 1,131 metres above the sea level. It is the capital city of Nyanza Province and the headquarters of Kisumu District It is the third largest city in Kenya. Kisumu   means a place of barter trade "sumo". 
 

PHYSICAL ATTRACTIONS IN KISUMU


Kisumu Impala Sanctuary
Kisumu is home to the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary . The sanctuary has impalas,  hippos, caged baboons and leopards , reptiles and birds  .



Hippo Point
Hippo Point is a 600 acres  viewing area on Lake Victoria. Despite its name, it is better known as a viewing point for its unobstructed sunsets over the lake than for its occasional hippos.
Hippo point is near the village of Dunga, a few kilometres SW of the town. The village also has a fishing port and a camping site.

Kit Mikayi
Kit Mikayi, is a large rock with three rocks on top. Kit mikayi means “Stones of the first wife” or “First Wife Rocks” in Dholuo, the Luo language. It is a weeping rock; it is believed that Mikayi (literally, "the first wife") went up the hill to the stones when her husband took a second wife, and has been weeping ever since.

 
Lake Victoria
It is the largest of all African Lakes and the second widest freshwater body in the world. Its shared by three countries; Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. The lake is located between the East and West Great Rift Valleys, and is drained at Jinja, into the Victoria Nile which flows northward via Lake Albert and the White Nile forming the Nile River. The coastal towns around Lake Victoria are;   Kisumu (Kenya), Entebbe (Uganda), Bukoba, Muwanza and Musoma (Tanzania), which are all connected to each other by ship routes .