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Kiboko Bay Resort

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We went for lunch, most of us had the wet or dry chicken on the local menu, we all seemed to enjoy it. There was a dispute about the bill which at first the manager refused to amend; we were charged full price for kids meals even though we were told they cost 450ks each. The waiter admitted the mistake...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here at beginning of this month and had a great time. The tents were very clean and comfortable. The bathroom was well maintained and staff were quick to fix problems with the hot water. The food was delicious and staff were very welcoming. Only fault is that dinner on our first night was very delayed (1.5hr wait). Kisumu city...

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Amman, Jordan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a great place to go and stay. All of the staff were incredibly welcoming and the luxury "tents" are very well appointed. Food was also very good and the menu had a lot of variety - we were impressed. Views over Lake Victoria and the sunset are nothing short of stunning and worth the trip in their own. The...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place has excellent service, food and also views. There are several activities that would keep people entertained from the boat rides to the pool area. The place is more luxury priced but it is totally worth it.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every evening nature puts on a fantastic sunset show and Kiboko Bay Resort allows you front row access to it from the poolside, the jetty or the outdoor restaurant. The tents are beautifully and simply furnished with everything you need, including a super clean bathroom (warm power shower, fresh towels, bathrobes and slippers etc). There is no TV but why...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 4 November 2016

With such a high daily rate you would think the owners could take care of the rotting boat loading platform that is tipping over into Lake Victoria. Or, replace the kitschy and rusted CFL lanterns hanging along the dock.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Kiboko Bay and for your candid feedback on the resort. As regards the floating jetty, unfortunately the lake has had its tides ebb and flow unpredictably over the past few months, which destabilized the jetty and resulted in our mooring it to the shore whilst we waited for the tides to subside. This has...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This is a really nice place to stay. It was our third time and will return next year. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good food. Excellent tents to sleep in, clean and comfortable whilst listening to Hippos at night! Dean the manager is a really nice chap and will go out of his way to make your stay comfortable.

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Dear Guest, So glad to hear of your experience upon your return to Kiboko Bay. We are happy to note that you found the accommodation clean and comfortable, the staff friendly and the food good! It is positive feedback that this that gives us great pride in meeting our customers' expectations. We look forward to your visit next year! Kind...

Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Give me Kiboko bay any time. This was our third time and it just got better. Never stop to be amazed by the grunting hippos and the hundreds of birds in this place . Tents are lovely and very beautiful inside . Food is ok. The sunsets are great. To crown it all we always go for boat ride and...

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for the positive review! We are so glad to hear that you have had a good experience with us 3 times now and that it keeps getting better. Happy to hear that you enjoyed hearing the grunting hippos and viewing the birdlife. Thanks for the commendation on our accommodation and food, and we are glad you enjoyed...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here as part of an Exodus safari trip. Most comfortable beds and pillows, great location with cooling afternoon breeze off the lake, friendly staff and highlight was delicious food in restaurant, so much to choose from! Pool nice and refreshing. Canvas on tents is a bit warped in places so doesn't quite close up at night but overall...

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for including Kiboko Bay as part of your safari. Happy to note that you found the beds and pillows comfortable, and enjoyed our unique location and the cooling afternoon breeze off the lake. Glad to hear that you found our staff friendly too, as well as enjoying the dishes our restaurant has to offer! The dip in...

Derby. East Midlands
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Permanent (en suite) tented accommodation, with power & wi fi in the tent. Lovely view of Lake Victoria. Nice rooms, friendly staff, although service was a little slow. It was a shame we were only there 1 night as we’d have liked to try a boat ride if we’d had time.

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

Dear Guest, Much thanks for your visit and review of Kiboko Bay. Glad to note you enjoyed the lovely view of the lake, liked the rooms and found our staff friendly. We have noted your complaint about the service and hope to continuously improve on this as we go forward. We hope you are able to return for a longer...

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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 

Additional Information about Kiboko Bay Resort

Address: P.O. Box 2111, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nyanza Province > Kisumu
Price Range: RM532 - RM1,108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Kiboko Bay Hotel Kisumu
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