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Kakamega is a city of around 100,000 inhabitants in the Nyanza province in Western Kenya. It's a common starting point for trips to the nearby Kakamega Rainforest.
By planeKakamega does have a small airport, but as of July 2017 the passenger services are limited to two weekly flights from nearby Eldoret (that itself is just about 100 km away by road) which in turn has flights from the capital Nairobi. In addition there are airports in nearby Kitale and Kisumu that also have flights from Nairobi.
Kakamega is served by three bus companies:
Franky Grillphone: + 254 722 748131 (mobile phone)address: Off Kakamega-Mumias RoadBarbecue restaurant, with a view to the kitchen.
Hush Club & Loungephone: + 254 722 178674 (mobile phone)address: Canon Awori StreetBar and disco.
Sheywe Guest Housephone: + 254 56 30320address: Off Kisumu-Webuye Road
phone: + 254 710 548388 (mobile phone)address: Off Kisumu-Webuye RoadRooms with bathrooms. Parking for 50 cars.
Ambwere Alliancephone: + 254 56 31358address: Kisumu-Webuye Road
phone: + 254 733 614010 (mobile phone)address: Kisumu-Webuye Road40 rooms. Bar, restaurant and two conference rooms. Guarded parking.
phone: + 254 56 30150, + 254 728 833974 (mobile phone)address: Khasakhala RoadFree Wi-Fi. 56 standard rooms and 2 suites with balcony. Bar and restaurant with local and international cuisine. Guarded parking.
phone: + 254 56 30603 (mobile phone)Kenya's last primeval rainforest.
Ilesi Crying StoneA 40 metre high rock and one of several "crying stones" in the region. They got their name from the fact that they are always wet at the base, even during dry periods.