Kanyawegi Dala Resort is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, about 20 km from Kisumu town in western Kenya. It is located at a distance of about 17 km from the Kisumu International Airport and is therefore easily accessible from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi via a local flight with a duration of about an hour, or by tour bus from Nairobi, with a duration of about 8 hours.
Different kinds of trips can be arranged from the resort to interesting places such as Kakamega forest, Rusinga Island, Ruma park, Mount Elgon, Maasai Mara and Serengeti, Lake Baringo, lake Naivasha and lake Nakuru. Furthermore, there are the more local attractions such as KitMikay and Ndere Island and Kisumu.
Kisumu Dala Resort is located in the middle of a village, so guests are likely to get a lot of attention from the villagers who want to say hello, chat and invite them into their homes.
Life around the resort is village life with many of the villagers practicing fishing and small-scale farming, with market days that include farm and animal markets. There are small traders that sell everyday necessities. Kisumu International Airport is about 17 kilometers from the resort. Guests can visit several sites near the resort, the village, tour Victor Maboko Island, Kit Mikay, Kakamega Forest, and much more.
There are walking routes throughout the area and there’s the possibility of visiting projects as an intern or as a volunteer. Visits are also possible for groups such as women’s groups, schools, football clubs, agricultural clubs, fisheries and elderly care groups. There are also workshops for activities like cooking local dishes, including Vegetarian and vegan (organic), and playing traditional music and dance such as Nyatiti and Orutu. Additional activities include nature education and experience, bird watching and reptile and insect quest.
Lunch is prepared at an additional cost.
Guests are picked up either from the airport or from the nearest bus stop. Self-directed instructions will be provided on how to access the resort. Car rental services including a driver can be arranged. There are also various forms of public transportation for short distance travel such as motorbike (Boda Boda), tricyle (Tuk Tuk) and matatus. These are fairly priced.