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“fishing village under strain”
Review of Dunga Bay

Dunga Bay
Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Kisumu
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“fishing village under strain”
Reviewed 7 January 2013

This should be a wonderful fishing village, but the habitat has been destroyed by the Water Hyacinth, which are blown by the wind across Lake Victoria and all too often settle round Kisumu and in Dunga Bay. It was hard work, but three men managed to guide a boat through the hyacinths the day I was there There was little hope if seeing hippos, though I was told early morning is best. Bird life terrific, and from the boat I saw a fish eagle, cormorants, pied kingfishers, egrets, hammerkops and purple heron. Had a great piece of fried tilapia at the vilage cafe.

Visited January 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Boat Ride”
Reviewed 29 October 2012

A nice place to ride in a motor boat and enjoy Lake Victoria. The adventure was hampered though by the immense growth of water hyacinth. Hope that this menace is halted some day. Would go again.

Visited November 2011
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Watertown, New York
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Absolutely Beautiful”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

You have to go out and see it in the morning. Be wary of the boat owners who take you out to see the hippos. They will try to sell you a more expensive trip. "I'm sorry you don't have enough money, or else I could take you to see where all the hippos are." Still worth the trip out there.

Visited February 2012
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Murray Bridge, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Didn't enjoy this one,”
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Not enough time to enjoy all the fabulous sights around Kisumu, need more time out to go further and explore.

Visited April 2011
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Kisumu, Kenya
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“lake Victoria Tourism Association”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

We would like to build a 5 star hotel at this point.The sunset and the cool breeze

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