Kisumu is a port city in Kisumu County. It is the largest city in Nyanza region and second most important city after Kampala in the greater Lake Victoria basin.Kisumu literally means a place of barter trade "sumo". The city has "Friendship" status with Cheltenham, UK and "sister city" status with Roanoke, Virginia and Boulder, Colorado, USA. The current name Kisumu is an English corruption of the word "Kisumo"

What to do in kisumu?

Responsive image Kit Mikayi
Kit Mikayi, a large rock with three rocks on top, and is located off Kisumu Bondo Road towards Bondo. 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.

Responsive image 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 South West of the city. The village also has a fishing port and a camping site.

Responsive image Kisumu Museum
Kisumu Museum has the largest exhibition of the UNESCO-sponsored ‘Ber-gi-dala’ or a Luo traditional homestead. The museum buildings are set to look like a Luo homestead replicating the culture of the area with the museums main gallery facing the entrance like a typical Luo household. It is a few kilometres from town.