Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Kitale

Kitale Museum

Founded on the collection of butterflies, birds and ethnographic memorabilia left to the nation in 1967 by the late Lieutenant Colonel Stoneham, this museum has an interesting range of ethnographic displays of the P…
National Park in Western Kenya

Masai Mara National Reserve

The world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve needs little in the way of introduction. Its tawny, wildlife-stuffed savannahs are familiar to anyone who has watched nature documentaries. Reliable rains and plentiful…
Park in Kakamega Forest

Kakamega Forest National Reserve

All that's now left in Kenya of the massive Guineo-Congolian rainforest that once covered much of western Kenya, the Kakamega Forest National Reserve, though seriously degraded, is unique in Kenya and contains plant…
Museum in Kisumu

Kisumu Museum

The town museum is fairly old fashioned, but includes a lot of information. It's best enjoyed with a guide, who can give you more background on the three sections. The first covers western Kenya’s three principal li…
Market in Kisumu

Kisumu Main Market

Kisumu's Main Market is one of Kenya's most animated, and certainly one of its largest, now spilling out onto the surrounding roads. If you're curious, or just looking for essentials such as suits or wigs, it's wort…
National Park in Western Highlands

Mt Elgon National Park

Straddling the Ugandan border and peaking with Koitoboss (4187m), Kenya’s second-highest peak, and Uganda’s Wagagai (4321m), the slopes of Mt Elgon are a sight indeed - or at least they would be if they weren't buri…
Stadium in Kakamega Forest

Bullfighting Grounds

Bullfighting (between two bulls) is one of the more popular 'sports' in western Kenya, and Khayega (6km south of Kakamega) has Saturday morning showdowns at the bullfighting ground. They start at 7am (the whole thin…
Wildlife Reserve in Masai Mara

Mara North Conservancy

Established in 2009, the 30,000-hectare Mara North Conservancy, which abuts the northwestern edge of the Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the better known, more popular and, in terms of local people and wildli…
National Park in Ruma National Park

Ruma National Park

Bordered by the dramatic Kanyamaa Escarpment, and home to Kenya’s only population of roans (one of Africa’s rarest and largest antelope), is the seldom-visited, 120-sq-km Ruma National Park. Besides roan, other rari…
National Park in Kisumu

Ndere Island National Park

Gazetted as a national park in 1986, this 4.2-sq-km island has never seen tourism take off. It is forested and very beautiful, housing a variety of bird species, plus occasionally sighted hippos, impalas (introduced…