For a totally novel nature experience, how about ‘birding by boda-boda’ (local bicycle taxi) around the beautiful fishing villages and rice plantations in the countryside South of Kisumu?
You’ll be picked up early from your hotel and driven out of Kisumu by car to the junction of a rural dirt-track where you’ll be met by your experienced ‘boda-boda’ (local bicycle-taxi) hosts. Get comfortable on your soft cushion at the back of the bike as you, your group and guide set off along the dirt track and into the rural countryside, past farmland, homes, schools and numerous waving children!
Stop in at a local fish market to watch the women haggling for and selling on the fishermen’s daily catch and pass through a typical village before dropping in at a homestead to let your guide explain more about the reality of daily life in these rural communities.
Cycle on to the rice fields to enjoy the stunning scenery, watch the workers and appreciate the sight and sound of 100s of bird species whom this is a favourite habitat – as pointed out by your knowledgeable ornithological expert-guide. The silence of pedal-power will provide you with an excellent opportunity to creep up on that kingfisher, heron or weaver bird undetected…
Cycle back to the junction (and en route, if you want to really perplex the locals, you could have a go at riding your boda-boda and give your driver a rest..?). Pick-up and return by car to your hotel. Half day tour 7.30am- Midday approx.