Mbita Point Town Guide
Mbita Point Town is a town in Homa Bay County in Kenya. It has an estimated population of 62,974 people. It is home to the Thomas Odhiambo campus of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE). A public primary school formerly international and a clinic are hosted by the centre. Mbita has several other primary schools as well as secondary schools. A small sub-district hospital is in the town. The main district hospital is in the neighbouring town of Sindo, 17 km away. Mbita has water and electricity since 2005.
Mbita Point Town Geography
Mbita Point has an urban population of 6100, but the population grows rapidly due to urbanization, new technologies like cell phone coverage and internet connection through cyber cafes, electrification, trade and education. The town is capital of the Suba District.
Economic Activities in Mbita Point Town
The main income-generating activity in Mbita is fish Farming in Kenya, but tourism is becoming a new trade as the road connections to the rest of the country is being improved. There is a tourist resort on the beach about 3 km to the south of the town, Lake Victoria Safari Village. Ruma National Park is a 40-minute drive from Mbita. A causeway links Mbita to nearby Rusinga Island.
Places To Visit While in Mbita Town
Rusinga Blue Ridge Hotel
Lake Victoria Safari Village
How To Get Mbita Point Town
Mbita can be reached by road Kisumu-Ahero-Katito-Kendu Bay-Homa Bay (150 km) or from Kisumu-Luanda Kotieno (90 km) and a 45-minute ferry ride across Winam Gulf. This latter road was tarmacked in 2011.
Hotels and Accommodations in Mbita Point Town
Rusinga Guest House
Rusinga Island Lodge
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