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P.O. Box 2111, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
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Kiboko Bay Resort
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Kisumu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
73 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well located and picturesque Staff and management friendly and welcoming Hippos wandering around after dark adds to the experience! Food was excellent Tents looked OK but we stayed in the cottage which was tired Jacuzzi did not work Wifi not good and not in the rooms at all. Best for a holiday and reasonable value. Great sunset views over Lake... More 

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Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been volunteers near Kisumu for a total of about two years. Kiboko Bay has always been our get away spot. it's very tranquil by the lake, the pool is clean, the food delicious and the rooms/tents very charming. Sometimes the hippos come up to eat the grass at night and it's a lot of fun to see them.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have not have the pleasure of staying in the tents, but I have used the restaurant and the surrounding facilities (restaurant and pool) frequently during my stay in Nanga. I general, it is a very beautiful place and surely the Pearl of Kisumu. Sunset over Lake Victoria is something else, and the staff is professional and they provide good... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Kiboko Bay is in a lovely setting situated on Lake Victoria with a wonderful and helpful staff. Hippos are abound in the evenings chewing grass and exciting visitors. Major mosquitos can dampen your relaxing meal by the bay and forget the pool. It has a green tinge and when we visited it housed two dead lizards. Be prepared to pass... More 

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Nirmal D, Owner at Kiboko Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Molly, Thank you for choosing Kiboko Bay Resort and thank you for your feedback on tripadvisor. We appreciate the many positives you found at our resort and regret that you could not use the pool. We wish to apprise you that the pool is usually sparkling clean but it is an open outdoor pool partly covered by very big... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I love kiboko bay but I think that the rooms are too open and thats not safe mostly because hippos live in the lake.Its a good place to stay and the restaurant has quite good service. The lake is beautiful but I feel that the wood on the dock is not so stable.

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Nirmal D, Owner at Kiboko Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time and reviewing Kiboko Bay Resort on tripadvisor. We thank you for your valuable feedback and assure you that our wooden jetty and our luxury tented accommodations are perfectly safe even with the excitement of Hippos grazing on our well manicured lawns. We welcome you to Kiboko Bay and wholeheartedly urge you to enjoy... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Rudolph Mathias is the welcoming owner and operator of this jewel of a resort. The serene garden setting on the shore of Lake Victoria is idyllic. The attention to details and service by all the staff is superior in every way. The food is wonderful, the dining terrace is splendid, I will go out of my way to return whenever... More 

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Nirmal D, Owner at Kiboko Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mr. James, Thank you for taking time and reviewing Kiboko Bay Resort on tripadvisor,We are grateful for your generous comments and glad that you had a pleasant stay. I will share your kind words with all the crew members and am sure that it will motivate them to perform better. We look forward eagerly to welcome and host you... More 

Kisumu
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Very good service, good menu, serene atmosphere and out of town feel. The road has been re-done cutting down the time to and from location, as well as improving security. 'Kenya's own Rivera' title not far off.

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Nirmal D, Owner at Kiboko Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Nyamori, Thank you for reviewing Kiboko Bay Resort on tripadvisor and thank you for your kind words. I will share your generous appreciation with all my staff and I'm sure your encouraging message will motivate them to do better. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcome you again. Best regards, Nirmal Darbar, (Director) More 

London,Kenya and all about
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89 reviews 89 reviews
36 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Located on the lake,its tented cottages set amidst the leafy settings and grounds create an air of genteel tranquility that only adds to the joy of this place.From the welcoming reception to the friendly staff that serves you,its the place in Ksm to relax and simply enjoy the breeze, the sunset ,the delicious fresh food and tea on the lawn... More 

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Kisumu, Kenya
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The services at Kiboko Bay are excellent. Food, rooms and even the workers are professionals. My visitors from Norway really enjoyed themselves. Kiboko Bay is the place to go for peaceful and quite holiday.

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Nirmal D, Owner at Kiboko Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Kiboko Bay Resort on tripadvisor , we are glad that your foreign visitors had a wonderful time. We look forward to your next visit and assure you of delighting you further. Best regards, Nirmal Darbar. (Director) More 

Jinja, Uganda
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Kiboko bay is equally good for any one visiting Kisumu for the first time you should give it a chance. my first time to see a hipo it was there and i guess they are still there. It has nice swimming pool Good food and nice gardens though there pool guide is not so much commited to his work to... More 

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Additional Information about Kiboko Bay Resort

Address: P.O. Box 2111, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nyanza Province > Kisumu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Kiboko Bay Hotel Kisumu

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