This is a list of 10 best places to visit in Kisii County. The county is characterized by a hilly topography with several ridges and valleys. It exhibits a highland equatorial climate with an average annual rainfall of 1500m. It covers an area of 1,317.4 square kilometres, with an estimated population of 1,152,282 people. The county is headed by Governor James Ongwae.
In no particular order, here is a list of 10 best places to visit in Kisii County.
1. Tabaka Soapstone Mining and Carvings
Tabaka is definitely one place you need to visit while touring Kisii County. It is located about 24 kilometres from Kisii town. You can visit the place to have a glimpse of how soapstone is mined and the various beautiful carvings made from soapstone. Tabaka is actually the main source of soapstone in Kenya. You can purchase the numerous soapstone carvings at affordable prices.
2. Manga Hills
The picturesque hills provide ideal opportunities for hiking and sightseeing adventures. The hills also serve as a boundary between Kisii and Nyamira counties.
3. Nyakwana Falls
It is a breathtaking waterfall located in River Gucha which originates in the highlands of Kiabonyoru. This is one of the best places to visit in Kisii County for sightseeing adventures.
4. Kamel Park Hotel
It’s a 5-star hotel located in Kiogoro which is a 20 minutes drive from Kisii Town CBD. The state of the art hotel redefines the art of hospitality for both business and leisure travelers. Kamel Park Hotel’s location is one of the highest points of the largely hilly and undulating landscape of Kisii County. The high altitude provides an ideal micro-climate for unwinding and leisure. The hotel boasts of a breathtaking view of the lush scenery that dots Kisii Town and its environs.
5. Sameta Hills
The scenic hills also provide exceptional opportunities for hiking adventures and sightseeing of other beautiful sceneries in Kisii County and beyond.
It is one of the main rivers that drain into Lake Victoria. It originates in the highlands of Kiabonyoru in Nyamira County. It is a major attraction for nature lovers.
7. Nyangweta Forest
The forest is located in Gucha South district. It covers approximately 104 hectares. It is also one of the major attractions for nature lovers in Kisii County. You can visit the forest for nature walks and bird watching adventures.
8. Kiong’anyo Hills
The picturesque hills offer ideal opportunities for hiking and other nature-related adventures.
9. Nyamasibi Hills
The spectacular hills with an elevation of about 2170 meters offer excellent and unique opportunities for hiking and sightseeing of the beautiful Kisii County and its environs.
10. Kisii Golf Club ( Erera)
It is an exceptional golfing club in Kisii County, with a 9 hole golf course. It also prides in other recreational facilities such as a modern gym, a state of the art swimming pool and an onsite restaurant that offers various delicacies.
- Nyanchwa Hills
Also known as ”Ekerore”, Nyanchwa hills offer an amazing view of Kisii town.