Reasons To Visit Kisumu
Kisumu is located in western Kenya and is the country’s third largest city. Historically known as an important port, Kisumu is also believed to be one of the oldest cities in the country and is home to many interesting attractions, while travelers with a love of the outdoors will also find Kisumu to be an ideal base to explore the surrounding Kenyan wilderness. Within Kisumu itself there are a few must-see attractions including the Kisumu Museum and the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary, while the city is also well catered for when it comes to dining, drinking and shopping facilities. One of the most popular spots in the region is Hippo Point which offers stunning views over Lake Victoria and is well worth the journey up to it.
Arriving In Kisumu
Kisumu International Airport is the third busiest airport serving Kenya currently handling domestic flights across the country. Travelers who are looking to book flights from the UAE to Kisumu won’t find any direct flights available, but you can easily transfer at Nairobi before continuing your journey to Kisumu.
Kisumu International Airport is a fairly small airport but offers all of the essential facilities and services you would need including a couple of cafés and shops as well as banking and currency services. When you have arrived in the country, getting from the airport into the city is possible by taxi or by prearranging a private transfer before your flight.
Kisumu Travel Information
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UAE nationals catching flights to Kenya can go online and apply for an e-visa in order to enter the country. The hottest time of year in the city is from October to March which sees average highs of 30 degrees, although it still stays fairly warm for the rest of the year. You will need to put your clocks back by just an hour when you arrive in Kenya to get on local time, while the currency used in Kenya is the Kenyan shilling.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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