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Kakamega is a city of around 100,000 inhabitants in the Nyanza province in Western Kenya. It's a common starting point for trips to the nearby Kakamega Rainforest.


Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Kakamega does have a small airport, but as of July 2017 the passenger services are limited to two weekly flights from nearby Eldoret (that itself is just about 100 km away by road) which in turn has flights from the capital Nairobi. In addition there are airports in nearby Kitale and Kisumu that also have flights from Nairobi.

By bus[edit]

  • 1 Bus station (Kisumu and Nairobi bus station), Chilli Park.

Kakamega is served by three bus companies:

By car[edit]

From Kisumu it's a 50 km drive along the Jomo Kenyatta Highway (route 1) towards Kakamega and Webuye, taking about 45 minutes. Eldoret is 105 km or two hours away, drive along route 104 almost to Webuye, and continue along the route 1 towards Kakamega and Kisumu.

Get around[edit]

Map of Kakamega









Go next[edit]

Ilesi Crying Stone
  • 1 [dead link] Kakamega Rainforest (Kakamega Forest National Reserve), + 254 56 30603 (mobile phone), . Kenya's last primeval rainforest. Kakamega Forest (Q1397614) on Wikidata Kakamega Forest on Wikipedia
  • 2 Ilesi Crying Stone. A 40 metre high rock and one of several "crying stones" in the region. They got their name from the fact that they are always wet at the base, even during dry periods.
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