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Kisumu Cultural Day Trip - Nyangoma Kogelo Village

Nyangoma Kogelo Village Kisumu Cultural Day Trip is an excursion from Kisumu to Nyang’oma Kogelo Village – culturally marked by the local community as the birthplace of the father of the 44th President of the USA, Barack Obama. It is now a showcase of culture, pride, and humility, as depicted by its humble originality and relationship with the world’s greatest political leaders. Nyang’oma Kogelo, also known as Kogelo, is a village in Siaya County, Kenya. It is located near the equator, 60 km (37 mi) west-northwest of Kisumu, the former Nyanza provincial capital.

The population of Nyangoma-Kogelo is 3,648. Since 2006, the village has received international attention because it is the hometown of Barack Obama, Senior the father of retired United States President Barack Obama. Barack Obama, Senior is buried in the village.

Some of their family members, including his paternal step-grandmother Sarah Onyango Obama, still live in the village. Because of its connection with the American president, the village is expected to be visited by many tourists from the US and other countries.

Nyangoma Kogelo Village Kisumu Cultural Day Trip
Nyangoma Kogelo Village Kisumu Cultural Day Trip
Nyangoma Kogelo Village Kisumu Cultural Day Trip
Nyangoma Kogelo Village Kisumu Cultural Day Trip

Nyangoma Kogelo Village Kisumu Cultural Day Trip is an excursion from Kisumu to Nyang’oma Kogelo Village – culturally marked by the local community as the birthplace of the father of the 44th President of the USA, Barack Obama.

It is now a showcase of culture, pride, and humility, as depicted by its humble originality and relationship with the world’s greatest political leaders. Nyang’oma Kogelo, also known as Kogelo, is a village in Siaya County, Kenya. It is located near the equator, 60 km (37 mi) west-northwest of Kisumu, the former Nyanza provincial capital.

The population of Nyangoma-Kogelo is 3,648. Since 2006, the village has received international attention because it is the hometown of Barack Obama, Senior the father of retired United States President Barack Obama. Barack Obama, Senior is buried in the village.

Some of their family members, including his paternal step-grandmother Sarah Onyango Obama, still live in the village. Because of its connection with the American president, the village is expected to be visited by many tourists from the US and other countries.

Nyangoma Kogelo Village Kisumu Cultural Day Trip Itinerary

0830 Hours: Depart Kisumu in the morning after breakfast at your residence/ hotel and take the Kisumu/ Busia road. You will reach Maseno University gate and proceed 150 meters from the Maseno University gate to the Equator Line Point.

After a photographic session on the Equator line, you will proceed to Luanda town then divert to the left heading straight to Ngiya market. If you arrive on a Tuesday, then you will be lucky to have a glimpse of the market day at Ngiya.

You then proceed and divert onto the left just before you reach Mbeji Academy onto Murram Road. You will then take about 15 minutes before you arrive at the Kogelo Dispensary on your right. After a visit to the dispensary proceed to the Kogelo market, Kogelo primary school, and Senator Barack Obama Secondary School. You will then enter Sarah Obama’s home behind the secondary school.

Kogelo is the ancestral home of Barack Obama, Sr., the father of retired United States President Barack Obama. Barack Obama, Sr. is buried in the village. Some of their family members, including his paternal grandmother Sarah Anyango Obama, still live in the home.

In the home, Sarah Obama’s home; you will find both the grave sites for Barack Obama Sr. and his father. You will also find in the homestead Sarah’s house, security tents, the vegetable garden, and the cattle Boma sitting under the big mango trees where Sarah usually has interviews with visitors.

After the visit, you will proceed to Siaya town and onto Yala Swamp before you cross the River Yala and onto Bondo district and then back to Kisumu city. Lunch will be served en route.

Nyangoma Kogelo Village Kisumu Cultural Day Trip Prices

Nyangoma Kogelo Village Kisumu Cultural Day Trip Rates include:

Lunch + Park/ Village visit fees + Service of an English-speaking driver guide & Round trip transportation from Kisumu to Nyangoma Kogelo Village and back to Kisumu

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