It was new-year's day and we had planned to spend it in Kasumu on our way from Jinja to Nairobi. The place we had booked for camping was extremely crowded and the grounds were really dry ad the music extra loud. So we decided against camping but were too tired to continue so we went looking for the nearest decent place we could lay our heads heads down. Our car-nav brought up Kiboko Resort as the nearest so we headed there. The welcome usually tells you what to expect from your stay in a new place. Fortunately, there was a suite for us that we could use as a family room. It is a concrete unit unlike the rest of the quarters that are tented units. The staff were very helpful. With lightening efficiency, they quickly installed two extra mattresses in the living room for our teen age kids. The unit is right at the bank of Lake Victoria. We actually saw a few hippos through the windows as we unpacked out stuff. We had some down time as we waited for dinner and went exploring. They have very well groomed neat gardens. The beach is not that extensive, a good part of the water on one end is covered by the water hyacinth but the views are really scenic especially the sunsets. Dinner was a delightful time. The fish, oh my... it was really fresh and tasty! On checking out, we were presented with free souvenirs (hippos in stone). This place is worth visiting. The staff went out of their way to make our stay very comfortable.We plan to go back and spend t least 3 days next time.
- 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