List of 10 Interesting Things to Do in Siaya County

Siaya County is a vital part of the Western Kenya Tourism Circuit because of its abundance of tourism and cultural attractions. The county has a total of 2,496.1 square kilometers and is home to an estimated 842,304 population. This is a list of 10 exciting things you can do in Siaya County on your next visit in no particular order.

10 fun things to do in Siaya County

1. Visit Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Mausoleum

The Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Mausoleum is a community-based museum located in Jaramogi Oginga Odinga’s residence in Bondo. This monument was built in memory of Kenya’s first Vice President, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga. Visitors may find several Luo relics, the late Jaramogi’s writings, awards, and other memorabilia. It’s a place to learn about Luos’ unique culture.

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2. Go to Lake Kanyaboli National Reserve

As Africa’s second-largest oxbow lake, Lake Kanyaboli is a unique and beautiful natural feature. Lake Kanyaboli is located between the Yala wetland and the Akara highlands. The region’s indigenous bird species, including the papyrus gonolek, papyrus canary, papyrus yellow warbler, and Caruthers cisticola, are among the region’s most popular draws. Also found in this area are the very uncommon sitatunga antelopes. It’s one of the most excellent spots in Siaya County to go fishing, have bird viewing, or have a picnic.

3. Kogelo Cultural Centre

Barack Obama, a former president of the United States of America, was born and raised in Kogelo. The Kogelo Cultural Center is a cultural exhibition that tells the story of Barack Obama’s origins and creativity. Obama is widely regarded as the most outstanding political leader in the world. Through exhibits of Luo relics and traditional homesteads, the cultural center also works to maintain the rich culture of the local Luo population.

4. Uhanya Beach

Uhanya beach is a great site for swimming in Lake Victoria, taking a boat trip, or participating in other water activities like kayaking or fishing.

5. Villa International Palace Hotel

Villa International Palace Hotel provides accommodation in single-suite rooms, executive suites, deluxe suites, and superior suites. It also has a state-of-the-art swimming pool that offers fantastic recreational options.

6. El Molo Crocodile Park and Lodge

El Molo Crocodile Park and Lodge are great for hikers, campers, family vacations, and team-building events. There are two cottages and a 6-bedroom mansion available for guests. You may also go there to learn about the life cycles of various crocodiles.

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7. Visit Sauti Kuu Foundation Resource