Tourist attractions in Busia are the Kakapel National Monument and Lake Victoria Viewpoint.

According to the county Government of Busia, it intends to promote tourism through the following avenues:

  • Resorts and Water based Sports along Lake Victoria and Islands.
    • Hotels and Campsites on Hills overlooking Uganda and Lake victoria.
    • Campsite around Kakapel Cave.
    • Star Rated Hotels for local and international travelers given it is gateway to east and central Africa.
    • Tour and travel.
    • Culture harnessing.
    • Curio and general Artwork.
Kakapel National Monument

Kakapel is a rock site located on a huge rock shelter in the Chelelemuk hills in Malaba Town, Busia County.

The Kakapel Rock Site is a national monument that was gazeted in 2005. It was opened to the public in 2007 following rehabilitation by the Trust for African Rock Art (TARA) in collaboration with the National Museums of Kenya between 2005 and 2006.

The site is important to Kenya’s prehistory as it is believed the art forms date over 2000 years and may be as much as 4000 years old. Generally, rock art is one of the oldest forms of art in the world. In Africa, rock art is more concentrated in Southern and Northern Africa countries. The rock art at Kakapel is believed to have been done by the Twa (Abatwa) hunter gatherer group. It has paintings illustrating wild animals, rain-making and initiation symbols.

For more information:

The Trust for African Rock Art

Kakapel National Monument



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