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. Kisumu - Siaya road leads to Kogelo branching at the Ng’iya Shopping Center Junction.
Kogelo is the ancestral home of Barack Obama, Sr., the father of current 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’s. you will also find in the homestead Sarah’s house, the security tents, visit the vegetable garden, the cattle Boma and sit under the big mango trees where Sarah usually have interviews with visitors. Packed lunch will be served en route, you will then return to the Kisumu International Airport for your departure flights back to Nairobi.
This is a one day trip that takes you to Kogelo village where the father of the USA president Barack Obama’s father was born and bread. You will be able to visit the local Ngiya market, pass through the equator line at Maseno and visit the local Kogelo dispensary, Kogelo market and Senator Barack Obama secondary school just behind the home. You will also visit the local villages in the surrounding. This tour can start from Kisumu’s International Airport.
Arrival : Nairobi / Kisumu City – Kogelo Village – Kisumu
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi or alternatively on arrival at Kisumu International Airport, you will be met by our tour manager who will brief you on your community visits to Kogelo before you are transferred to Kogelo from Kisumu International Airport. We expect you to arrive in the morning flight from Nairobi; you will be able to visit the Kogelo Community village during the day. You will then depart Kisumu City in the morning and head through Kisumu Busia road. You will then reach Maseno University gates and 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 then, you will 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 the Murram road. You will then take about 15 minutes before you arrive at the Kogelo Dispensary on your right. After a visit of 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.
This is an event always considered as history making , therefore it is a chance to visit for one to visit this small famous village located in Kenya. This tour will expose you to a the real roots of Barack Obama the president of United states of America.