Experience in Kisumu, Kenya by Celeste


What is it like to live in Kisumu? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

I call Kisumu a big village, people are always friendly, greetings and smile is a part of everyday life, talking to you in the local language Luo is the norm you have to get one or two words greetings Msawa..

Is it difficult to find accommodation in Kisumu? Is there any advice you can give?

Accommodation in Kisumu is by way cheaper as compared to Nairobi

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

Here you are bound to get fresh tilapia, It is a pity though that lately it is mostly exported and locals do not have much. Nonetheless you wont miss it in the menu.

What places would you recommend visiting in Kisumu?

Ensure you visit the crying stone of kakamega, kakamega forest about 40 km away, Kit Mikaye in Bondo, Kisumu National museum should be your first stop to get a sense of traditional cultures.
And Kibuye market is a must visit same as Kisumu Municipal Market for your grocery shopping

Is it good to eat out in Kisumu? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

I love lwangni at the shores of Lake Victoria, except for the name that suggests fly

Is the nightlife good in Kisumu? Where is good to go?

Kisumu is non for party and enjoying the night life. Live band are almost in every estate on weekends

What advice would you give future students heading to Kisumu?

Careful not to overindulge


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