Kogello Village and the Equator – Leave Kisumu in the morning by road and drive past Maseno to proceed just 150 meters from the Maseno University gates to the Equator Line Point. After a photographic session on the Equator line, you will proceed to Luanda town, 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 open-air market day at Ngiya.
Kogelo, also known as Nyang’oma Kogelo is a rural village in Alego – Siaya District, Nyanza Province, Kenya. It is located near the equator, 40 kilometers West-Northwest of Kisumu City, and the provincial capital. 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 if permitted.
Kogelo is the ancestral home of Barack Obama, Senior the father of the former United States President, Barack Obama. Barack Obama Senior was buried in the village. Some of their family members, including his paternal grandmother Sarah Anyango Obama, still live in the home. In the homestead, you will find both the grave sites of Barack Obama Senior and his father. Packed lunch will be served at a convenient place before we return to Kisumu city to end your full-day Kogelo Excursion from the Kisumu tour.
Breakfast time varies with every individual. However, all accommodation facilities will be serving breakfast from 06 – 10 hours. On request, most of the accommodation facilities would be more willing to serve your breakfast earlier. Generally, Oluokos Signature activities depart from your hotel at 0800 hours thus giving you enough time to enjoy your breakfast.
About lunch and dietary needs
We will try our very best to accommodate all dietary requirements but in some out-of-the-way places, it can be very difficult to guarantee. We will let you know if there are places on your itinerary where this is the case. Please let us know at the time of booking of any food requirements or allergies and we’ll pass the information on to your leader.
This heavily depends on how far and on the conditions of the roads that we shall be undertaking. The fact is that if we’re going to move, there’s a good chance you’ll be riding on a vehicle. We will be sharing with you the final information for the specific type of transportation to be used during your activity. Please remember that we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you back after the activity.