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10 Hours

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60 people

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About this activity

Kisumu City Excursion – This is a short excursion within a day and enables you see the attractions within Kisumu City. There are ethnographic exhibits and a display of dominant Luo tribe, musical instruments and their traditional culture at the Kisumu Museum, which is considered by many to be one of Kenya’s finest collections of the artefacts.

Our day will begin at the Kisumu museum. Here, exhibitions focus on the natural and cultural history of Western Kenya and the lake regions respectively. It features a collection of local flora and fauna, as well as a traditional Luo homestead. There is also a snake park in the museum, traditional Luo homestead where you can learn and experience more about the Luo traditions.

From museum, we will drive to Kisumu Impala Park. This is a holding area for wildlife, which require special protection in this densely populated area. Impala Park Kisumu focuses on a small herd of impalas, while the animal orphanage contains a collection of caged Lions, leopard, baboon, Spotted Hyena, jackal, buffalo, cheetah, bushbuck, and Syke’s monkey. The park also provides important open grazing for the local hippo population while the threatened Sitatunga antelope is believed to exist in the nearby swamps. Being a shady and peaceful place, the birdlife here is amazing and for those who enjoy some quality and quite moments, Impala Park makes an ideal place.

From the park we will drive for lunch at Dunga Beach followed by a boat ride to get a first-hand experience of the second largest fresh water lake in the world – Lake Victoria. We will later proceed to the nearby community-owned Dunga Ecotourism boardwalk in the swamp where you can experience more birdlife especially the biome restricted and the papyrus endemics of Lake Victoria. We will later visit the fishing village where you will encounter the local anglers and fishmongers. You will get to interact with the anglers to learn the secrets of their trade, which is their lifeline for sustainability. We will drive back to the city and transfer you to your residence.

Sustainable Daytrips - #GoBetterWithOluokos

At Oluokos Signature, we work responsibly hard to weave luxury experiences that improve life for the people and places we visit and takes care of the planet we explore and also call home. You can read more about our sustainable travel ethos and practice at Oluokos Signature. Please, click here, to find out about sustainability.

People

Learn how booking this daytrip will help to improve lives of the local communities.

  • We use local guides, meaning that our guests will remain well informed about local traditions, the inner secrets of wildlife, and cultural and social interactions.
  • Commerce – This daytrip brings income and opportunity to the host community through the inclusion of locally owned restaurants, the emphasis on eating locally/organically produced food and support of other local enterprise.

Places

How this trip helps protect and conserve local landscapes and nature.

  • Read about our commitment to nature protection and restoration here, including our rewilding commitment for every customer who books or travels with Oluokos Signature.
  • By limiting our luxury daytrips and safaris to small groups, led by a local guide, we operate responsibly and ‘tread lightly’. This allows us to minimize our impact on local natural resources and the environment.
  • We also adhere to the national parks, reserve and other wildlife conservancies rules where we maintain our daytrips on the designated tracks and not participating in mobbing or crowding wildlife at any time.
  • We’re a signatory to the One Planet network which is a global community of practitioners, policymakers and experts, including governments, businesses, civil society, academia and international organizations, that implements the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production and works towards achieving SDG 12: ensuring sustainable patterns of consumption and production.
  • We work with our partners on the ground to proactively eliminate or reduce waste, for example eliminating all single-use plastic water bottles and other plastics materials. At Oluokos Signature, we provide reusable water bottles to all our guests.
  • We operate a strict ‘leave no trace’ policy that includes separating waste immediately and returning it to the right point for proper disposal.

Planet

How we seek to keep the carbon footprint of this luxury safari to its minimum.

  • Read about our climate action here, including our carbon reduction and compensation commitments.
  • We prefer smaller, locally run accommodation facilities that have a much smaller impact on the surrounding environments.
  • Most meals use local ingredients, which have not been transported for long distances.

Find more tips for going sustainably on this safari

  • Here are a few extra steps you could take to minimize your impact when on this daytrip with Oluokos Signature.
  • Leave no trace: We do all we can to ensure we leave no rubbish behind in the wild and beautiful places we visit; we ask that you support us by doing the same. If there are no recycling facilities in our remote destinations, we’d ask you to consider bringing recyclable materials back to Nairobi with you so that we may channel them to the right handler.
  • Plastic waste reduction: Please bring your own re-usable water bottle on this trip; alternatively, Oluokos Signature will provide every guest with a re-usable water bottle, filtered water will be provided where tap water is not drinkable.

Highlights

  • Discover the beauty of Kisumu and Lake Victoria at the Impala Park.
  • Marvel at Kisumu Museum's lake region and Western Kenya ethnography exhibitions.
  • Interact with the anglers and fisherfolk community at Dunga Beach.
  • Visit the community-owned Dunga Boardwalk and enjoy a moment with nature
  • Soak in the views of the ever vibrant shores of Lake Victoria.
  • Enjoy the mouth-watering lakeside delicacies at Dunga Beach.
  • Sample some souvenir at the Masai Market.

Included/Excluded

  • Conservation fees
  • Experienced safari guide
  • Hot lunch at a local hotel
  • VAT and other related taxes
  • Services of experienced community guides
  • Private transport in a 4x4 Landcruiser vehicle
  • Full support from Oluokos Signature and concierge before, during and after your trip
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Additional Services
  • Items of a personal nature
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Arrival and departure taxes at the airport
  • International and internal flights and transfers
  • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance

Itinerary

0600 Hours: We will begin our day by by boat

Depart for an early sunrise boat cruise on the world's second largest fresh water body, Lake Victoria. We'll dock at the beach and have a close-up encounter with the anglers and fishmongers.

0800 Hours: Leave the beach for the equator line

After the lake, we'll leave the city for the equator point in Maseno. This is a lush suburb where the altitude is high and cool enough copared to Kisumu city.

1100 Hours: Drive back to the city for the city tour

We'll explore Kisumu city on foot as we explore some of its well known attractions and builldings. We'll also have some good moments as we take photos.

1230 Hours: Lunch by the lakeside

From the city we'll drive to the lakeshore for some Luo delicacies as we enjoy the cool lake breeze. We'll then visit the nearby Dunga Ecotourism Community boardwalk for a firsthand experience with the local community that is at the forefront of conserving the unique Dunga wetlands and the swamp.

1400 Hours: Visit Kisumu Museum

We'll leave the lakeside and proceed to Kisumu Museum where we'll learn the best about the Luo and other tribes around the Lake Victoria region.

1500 Hours: Jubilee Market

The market, locally known as Chiro Mbero is integral part of the lakeside's rich history. This will be the place to learn about sustainabilty and the connection between the farmer, the vendor and the consumer and the Jubilee market has really come a long way to prove this involvement.

1600 Hours: Transfer to your hotel

Our daytrip will come to an end after visiting the market upon which we'll transfer you to the hotel of residence.

Frequently asked questions

This activity will begin in Kisumu, Kenya's only lakeside city. For the sake of your enjoyment and getting pure value for your money, this activity begins at 0600 hours. 

The activity will end in the evening not later than 1800 hours in Kisumu city. On request, we will be happy to tranfer you back to your hotel of residence within a radius of 15 km in Kisumu city.   

You can bring one piece of carry-on bag onto the vehicle with you. This must be small enough to fit either under your seat or on your lap.

Airport transfers are not included in the price of our daytrtrip activities, however you can book for an arrival or departure transfer in advance with our office. In this case representative will be at the airport to greet or see you off. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.

Every itinerary created by Oluokos is based on your specifications and personal taste. With the in depth knowledge of our Experience Designers’ first-hand, local creativity they make sure every little detail is taken care of, while you get to enjoy a personalized safari experience to Kenya.

To answer your question, the number of guests on your daytrip will be only you and your loved ones. We handle every booking privately and at Oluokos, we strictly adhere to the no mixing group’s policy. Each of our safari vehicles has a maximum capacity for six guests. The beauty of taking our privately guided daytrip is that you'll get to enjoy the best that Africa has to offer to you and your group privately.

We can accommodate vegetarian guests and we will be happy to assist with diabetic, gluten-free and other medically recommended diets. Please advise us at the time of booking your daytrip with us. Unfortunately, we’re unable to supply meals in accordance with strict religious requirements. For example, we can’t provide salt-free, Halal, requests for specific dietary supplements such as soya milk, and high protein or low-carb meals.

Oluokos itineraries involve a good blend of driving, walking and enjoying sites from the comfort of your safari vehicle. The activity level and amount of walking can vary, so it is important that you bring adequate footwear to ensure your comfort and safety. Our Experience Designers will advise you appropriately before your daytrip begins.

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Kisumu, Kenya

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