Tourism and Tourist Attractions in Homa Bay County

Tourism and Tourist Attractions in Homa bay County include; Ruma National Park, Tom Mboya Mausoleum, Winam Gulf of Lake Victoria, Rusinga and Mfangano Islands, Kanjera Archaeological site, Volcanic Lake Simbi Nyaima in Karachuonyo and Mt. Homa.

Tourism in the County Government of Homa Bay falls under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports.

Homabay County Sites

Ruma National Park

RUMA national park

Entrance to Ruma National Park

Ruma National Park covering an area of 120km2 is the only Park in the entire Nyanza region. It lies on the flat floor of the Lambwe Valley, close to the shores of Africa’s largest inland lake, Lake Victoria and bordered by the Kanyamwa escarpment to the south-east, Gwassi Hills, Sumba hill and Ruri hills to the north.

It is situated 140km from Kisumu City, 10km east of Lake Victoria South West of Homa Bay and 425km west of Nairobi.

It was initially established as the Lambwe Valley Game Reserve in 1966 to protect its indigenous population of rare roan antelopes which exist nowhere else in Kenya.