Location of Kisii

Kisii is located in Nyanza region, on Latitude: 0° 41' 0 N and Longitude: 34° 46' 0 E. The town is a driving distance of 309 km (192 mi) from Kenya's capital city of Nairobi, located east-southeast, on Class B3 all-weather road. Also, other major urban center's proximity distances from Kisii town are; Kisumu city which is 114 km (71 mi) to the northwest, Nyamira at 23 km (14 mi) to the immediate north; Keroka at 25 km (16 mi) to the east; Kericho at 101 km (63 mi) to the northeast, Kilgoris at 46 km (29 mi) to the southeast; Narok at 165 km (103 mi) to the east, and Migori to the south-west 67 km (42 mi) which otherwise connects the town to the Kenya /Tanzania border at Isebania town located a further 31 km (19 mi) south. Public transportation, which is operated privately, is available throughout the entire town. A good example is private owned taxis (matatus), taxi cabs and 'boda-boda' (motorcycle taxis) as an alternative to privately owned vehicles. Air service to Kisii is minimal. However, chartered flights mainly from Nairobi's Wilson Airport transport passengers to Kisii's Suneka Airstrip situated 9 km (6 mi) southwest of the municipality. The facility is under utilized currently but many of the residents especially businessmen, local politicians and tourists are using this means for convenience reasons. From Kisii, it is easy to get to Tabaka Soapstone quarries, the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Narok County, Lambwe Valley Game Reserve in South Nyanza County, Kisumu city and the Kenya /Tanzania or Kenya /Uganda border points. Kisii receives frequent convectional rains and enjoys a great highland climate