Nairobi, the national capital, is located 160 miles (257 kilometers) southeast of Kisumu.
The area around Kisumu is filled with cities, towns and villages, each one with its own distinct charms. Kakamega, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south, and Eldoret, 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the southwest of Kisumu are also worth checking out.
Head to Kenya's craft workshops. These are good places to spend time, particularly when the weather is less than perfect.
If you like the company of travelers of similar interests, this region features plenty of specialized tours such as wildlife safaris and wildlife spotting tours.
Get to the core of the Kenya culture by taking your tastebuds for a tour of regional restaurants or cafés. Locals in this area commonly include potato and maize in their meals. No trip to Kenya would be satisfying without tasting ugali (cornmeal) or irio (mashed peas and potato mix). For the end of you meal, you should try chilled banana cream. Those who are not used to drinking alcoholic beverages will can order Picana (mango juice), a common drink in this region.
The closest major airport, Entebbe International Airport, is located in Entebbe, 160 miles (257 kilometers) to the west of Kisumu, so take that into account when planning your holiday.