I finally got to visit Kisumu City a few months ago and I really fell in love with it. My only regret was not having enough time to explore but the little I got to see was enough to leave a lasting impression and to make me want to go back for more! Did I mention that it’s truly a beautiful town, and with an amazing view of Lake Victoria?
I was in Kisumu for a three day workshop so was pretty busy during the day up to around 4.00 p.m. in the evenings. My first day was uneventful since we got there quite late in the evening and had to settle in. I remember looking forward to 4.00 pm when I woke up the next day and it was only 6.00 a.m in the morning….hahaha…crazy I know. We were staying at the Kisumu Hotel (owned by Maseno University) which was right in the middle of town thus making it easier to explore. I had done a little background check on places to visit and Kiboko Bay Resort was highly recommended so definitely had to check it out.
The Resort has been consistently rated as one of the best hotels in Kisumu and I can totally see why! Kiboko Bay is such a pleasant surprise and with breathtaking views of the Lake. It is situated on an old quarry on the shores of the beautiful Lake Victoria and adjacent to the Dunga Fishing Village and set on the shores of the shimmering waters of the amazing Lake Victoria. It took us less than 10 minutes on a boda ride from the West End Mall.
The Resort has such a tranquil atmosphere complete with amazing sights and sounds. We got there at around 6.00 p.m. and I am tempted to believe that it was the best time to visit – when nature decides to put on a show during sunset – such a beautiful sight to behold. We were informed that we were lucky to have visited during the March season since the water hyacinth menace had taken a break giving the tourists and locals an unobstructed view of the Lake.
CRUISER BOAT RIDES
The boat rides! Taking a boat ride at Kiboko Bay Resort was one of the best decisions we made during our stay in Kisumu – nothing beats the feeling of gliding through the waters as the sun rays hit you, smiling at the hippos when they come out to peep and the beautiful sunset view. Our Captain for the day informed us that the cruiser boats had been launched as a way to promote tourism in Lake Victoria and each of the boats could comfortably take on at least 10-15 people per ride and at a cost of Ksh. 10000 – Ksh. 15000 per hour translating to about Ksh. 500-1000 per person so the more you are…the cheaper it gets.
Kiboko Bay Resort is undoubtedly a sight to behold and worth a visit. I did not get a chance to sample their food but the gorgeous views and amazing service had me sold. I cannot wait to be back though….that view was definitely something.
You can check out them out HERE.
I am really looking forward to my next visit – need to check out The Acacia Premier next time am there! Till next time Kisumu city!
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