The hotel is located at the end of a fairly long drive down a bad road on the south side of the city. It's a picturesque location and you'll feel that the drive is worth it when you get there.
I'd try and avoid staying on a Friday night unless you have ear plugs (you're sleeping in a tent after all), and I'd definitely bring an eye patch and plenty mozzie repellent. The rooms have great mozzie deterrents and it's unlikely you'll get one in the room but outside is another matter.... They are determined in this part of Kenya and can bite through shirts.
The room has a really comfortable bed with nice sheets. My shower took ages to warm up but did produce warm enough water in the end. The staff are great and the food is above average.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kiboko Bay Resort is undoubtedly a small piece of heaven in Kisumu.Located on the shores of the mighty Lake Victoria, this luxury resort is only 20 minutes from the airport and jogging distance from the city centre.The resort has 10 luxury accommodations. Hosting a first class bar and restaurant coupled with impeccable service and a breath taking location, Kiboko Bay Resort is a must visit and stay destination in Kisumu.At Kiboko Bay Resort, you will experience a honest Kisumu baring its soul. We do not put our guests in a bubble, we allow them to experience the local sights and sounds in its entirety, be it a pod of grazing hippos or fishermen grasping their nets of destiny, you will experience the character and culture,"up, close and personal."Though we promise you unbridled nature, boat trips into the wetlands and fresh water mangrove forest, hundreds of birds and hippos, and as we try to create more jobs in the local community we also give you the Real Kisumu. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kiboko Bay Hotel Kisumu