The Western Kenya region is teeming with market towns and busy fishing villages that create a different kind of feel to Kenya’s tourism scene. Kisumu city alone is the undisputed hub of western Kenya experiences. It is Kenya’s third-largest city, and like Mombasa to the other side of the country, it has a mellow feel to it, as opposed to the chaotic & ever-bustling Nairobi.
Besides the unique & mind-boggling cultures, the Western region also has a number of notable attraction sites to complement a visit. Get an up-close and personal with the rare sitatunga antelope at Saiwa Swamp or go on a hike in Kenya’s second-largest Mountain, Mt Elgon.
Hosting only four counties in Kenya, the western section of the country teams up with Nyanza to form the larger part of the Western region of Kenya. Being one of the most fertile regions in Kenya, Western Kenya is a unique collection of market towns, fertile landscapes, populous neighbourhoods and busy fishing villages.