After a photographic session on the Equator line, you will proceed to Luanda town, divert to the left heading straight to Ngiya market. If you arrive on a Tuesday, then you will be lucky to have a glimpse of the open-air market day at Ngiya.
We will visit the ancestral home of the father of the 44th US President Barack Obama in Nyangoma village. Prospects of the village becoming a major tourism attraction site are even higher because of the interest the place has attracted among prospective tourists from not only Kenya but also also all over the world.
The small Kogelo village is located about 10 kilometers in the south east of Siaya town has propelled itself as a hub of activities in the recent past. The village receives a good number of guests from tour companies, learning institutions, non-governmental organizations and others. Alego Kogelo village is also frequented with a sizeable number of journalists especially from the global scene. internationally.
The village of Kogelo was described by the former US President Barack Obama during his inauguration as the “small village where my father was born”, but to residents it is no longer a simple matter.
The once sleepy Kogelo village was catapulted into the international limelight, in proportions beyond its wildest dreams, thanks to the election of Barack Obama as the US President in 2008, the highest political office in America and the World. To date, Nyangoma Kogelo is among must visit tourist attractions in the Western Tourist Circuit.
Kogelo, also known as Nyang’oma Kogelo is a rural village in Alego – Siaya District, Nyanza Province, Kenya. It is located near the equator, 40 kilometers West-Northwest of Kisumu City, and the provincial capital. After a visit to the dispensary proceed to the Kogelo market, Kogelo primary school, and Senator Barack Obama Secondary School. You will then enter Sarah Obama’s home behind the secondary school if permitted.
Kogelo is the ancestral home of Barack Obama, Senior the father of the former United States President, Barack Obama. Barack Obama Senior was buried in the village. Some of their family members, including his paternal grandmother Sarah Anyango Obama, who passed on in in 2021 is also buried in the home.
In the homestead, you will find both the grave sites of Barack Obama Senior and his father. Packed or hot lunch will be served at a convenient place before we return to Kisumu city to end our daytrip.
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We will leave Kisumu city in the morning on our way to Alego Kogelo with a stopover at the equator line in Maseno. Our arrival in Alego Kogelo will be at 0930 hours where we will clear the entry formalities to the Obama's home.
Our host/hostess will usher us into the home and give us a briefing that will later be followed a detailed storyy about the Obama's family. We will ask questions and also politely request for a photo session and also with their permission, we will take photos of the homestead.
The market is where the late Mama Sarah Onyango Obamaused to practice her small business among other traders. It will be possible to interact with other traders as we learn more about the Luo culture and the day to day trade at the market.
We will leave Alego Kogelo and drive back to Kisumu stopping on our way to marvel at the Kit Mikaye site. We will arrive in Kisumu for a late hot lunch at Dunga beach where they serve some really good Luo delicacies.
We will leave the beach and transfer you to the city where our daytrip shall come to an end.
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 0730 hours. It is followed by an hour and a half drive to Nyang'oma Kogelo and time may vary depending on the traffic flow on the roads.
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.