Western Kenya is a little known world of wonders. It is home to lush green highlands, rolling tea plantations, lush swamps and equatorial rainforests, along with Kenya’s second-highest mountain – Mount Elgon and the largest lake in Africa – Lake Victoria. These features make the region a premier ecotourism destination.
Other than these, the region has a wealth of cultural and historical attractions. The massive sacred stones of Kit Mikayi, Thimlich Ohinga, a 14th century complex – a recent addition to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites (June 2018), the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Mausoleum in Siaya and the Tom Mboya Mausoleum on Rusinga Island are some of the remarkable historical features found in the region.
Kakamega is also home to one of the most exciting and popular cultural events – the bullfighting. A visit to Kakamega Forest is sure to offer the best birding and hiking experience.
Main attractions: Lake Victoria, Mount Elgon, Kakamega Forest, Bullfighting events, Rusinga Cultural festivals and Kericho tea plantation.