A pleasantly run-down town on the shore of Lake Victoria, 270 mi/430 km northwest of Nairobi, Kisumu, Kenya's main draws are its museum (displays of animals and musical instruments, ethnographic exhibits and a traditional Luo homestead) and daily market (the biggest and best in western Kenya). The craft stalls at the city market on Nairobi Road are good sources for souvenirs—you can buy a three-legged Luo stool inlaid with beads.

Just outside Kisumu is a wildlife conservation and education center for large populations of impala, but it's still a long way from being a tourist attraction, and some of the animal cages are depressing to see.

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