- What’s your name?-Jina lako ni?
- Hello/How are you?-Habari yako(Habari yenu if more than one person)
- Excuse-Niwie radhi
- What is the time?-Ni saa ngapi?
- Can you help me?-unaweza kunisaidia?
- Safe journey-safiri salama
- Good night-Usiku njema
- Good morning-Siku njema
- Good bye-Kwaheri
- Thank you-Asante Sana
- How much does it cost?-itanigharimu pesa ngapi?
We cannot comprehensively write down all the basic words in swahili.Please feel free to comment below if you want a phrase translated or need a definition of any word.
Area Under Water:11,227km2
Land Boundaries:3477Km(Uganda-933km,Ethiopia-861km,Tanzania-769km,Somalia-682Km,South Sudan-232Km)
Length of Coastline:536Km
Highest Point:Mount Kenya-5,199m above sea level
Lowest Point:Indian Ocean-Sea level
Largest drainage basin:Ewaso Nyiro
Longest River:River Tana-708Km
Largest Lake(By Volume):Turkana-204Km3
Info Courtesy of Oxford Atlas www.oxford.co.ke
one thing that is undoubtedly eye catching to a person visiting the town for the first time is the captivating hilly and vegetation sceneries. Being a hilly town one can have a perfect scenic view of the town from key points e.g. Nyanchwa, Manga Hills. The most outstanding attraction in the region is the soapstone carvings in Tabaka center about 20kms from Kisii Town along the Kisii- Isebania highway. One can sample amazing designs and carvings from small carvings to king size carvings from the skilled artisans. The carvings can go for a paltry ksh 100(about $1) to Ksh10, 000 (app. $150).To purchase or order for soapstones.The town is an easy gateway town to some good attractions in the region. Ruma National Park in Lambwe, South Nyanza is about 3 hours drive from the town, Maasai Mara national Park is also accessible from the town via Kisii-Kilgoris road, Sirare border town Tanzania which is about 3 hours drive from the town, Kisumu Town Museum about 2 hours drive from the town.