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Collins Otieno Oyoo

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A dreamer, and visionary, who has all the wherewithal to perform and make things work

Kisumu
My story

I was born in Kisumu City, in a slum estate, called Manyatta and have lived here most of my life times, though now working in a missionary hospital in a town in the outskirts of Kisumu county. Kisumu City is a quiet port town on the shores of Lake Victoria with wide streets and fine colonial architecture. Kisumu is a port city in western Kenya, coordinates 0°6′S 34°45′E at an altitude of 1,131 m (3,711 ft), with a population of 968,909 (2009 census). It is the third largest city in Kenya, the principal city of western Kenya, the immediate former capital of Nyanza Province and the headquarters of Kisumu County. Actually Kisumu was declared a city during its centenary celebrations in 2001, it is the largest city in Nyanza region and second most important city after Kampala in the greater Lake Victoria basin. The city has “Friendship” status with Cheltenham, UK and “sister city” status with Roanoke, Virginia and Boulder, Colorado, USA.

What do I do here?

I am a resident of Kisumu city, who works in the outskirts in a missionary hospital as an ICT Officer. I am also a member of the Young African Leadership Institute, founded by former USA president Barack Obama. I am an adventurous person who enjoys travelling, partying, hiking, and building relations. Being an ardent lover of our city, I have visited several places in and out of the western region and have had stints as a local guide for groups or individual tourists as far as Spain, Finland and Canada.

What's the best of my city?

with the second largest fresh water lake breeze, excellent museum, one of Kenya’s largest open markets and excellent facilities for visitors, Kisumu makes one of the most amazing places on planet earth-a haven of peace and tranquility- a soul soother to the troubled; When the cool lake breeze chats a way to your heart.! Located just a Kilometer from Kisumu’s central business district is the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary a walking sanctuary and holding area for animals which require special protection in this densely populated area. Herds of impalas and zebras roam freely in the sanctuary. Within the sanctuary is an animal orphanage that contains a collection of caged lions, leopard, cheetahs, baboons, hyena, jackals, bush duikers, bush buck and buffaloes. To the south of Kisumu City fishing villages line Lake Victoria towards the broad waters of Homa Bay. This area is home to Ruma National Park, a small but attractive park with many unique species.

My tours secret sauce

Did I tell you about the people (LUO tribe)?! Lovely and amazing people, who are so happy to associate with visitors telling them every titbit of something fancy. And that sums it all in me....A humorous, outgoing persona who has a knack for new things, and new stunts; An eloquent, liberalist who believes in all global ideals. The best way to appreciate the beauty of this region is on the lake itself. The sun shines brightly, and gentle breezes rise from the water. In trees along the shore, Fish Eagles call to each other with long haunting cries. Sunsets turn the water to gold, as the local fisherman in their canoes pull in their nets and slowly turn for home, as i take you through the kisumu nightlife that is full of happenings, from Rhumba music, amazing dancehalls, clubs, parties, member clubs, night things (you know stuff)...and many more......You will never regret having me as your localie!

Interests
Museums
Places of Interest
History
Art
Theaters
Shopping
Bars and Restaurants
Sailing
Creative Spaces
Kids Activities
Photo
Hiking
Nature and Parks
Slumming
I also provide
Road Trip
Accommodation
Photoshoot
Travel Planning
City photo
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