Busia Town Guide
Situated about 430km from Nairobi along a highway that connects Kenya to central Africa, Busia town is the capital of Busia County. The town is an important centre for trade across the region, supporting a thriving market for farm produce and poultry products. HIV and Aids are rife in Busia town owing to a huge number of sex workers who frequent the town in search of moneyed business men and truck driver on their way to and from central Africa.
The towns of Busia, Kenya and Busia, it is a town in Western Kenya. The towns of Malaba, Kenya and Malaba, Uganda, approximately 33 kilometres to the north,along with the Busia megalopolis account for the bulk of trade and human traffic between the two East African Community countries. It is expected that in May 2016, the construction of a one-stop-border-crossing between Busia, Kenya and Busia, Uganda will conclude.
The towns of Busia, Kenya’ and Busia, Uganda are very busy border towns on Kenya’s common border with Uganda. The towns of Malaba, Kenya and Malaba, Uganda, approximately 33 kilometres (21 mi) to the north, along with the Busia megalopoli
Economic Activities in Busia Town
The main economic activity is trade with neighbouring Uganda, with Busia Kenya – the county headquarters and largest town – being a cross-border centre. Away from town, the county economy is heavily reliant on fish farming in Kenya and agriculture, with cassava, millet, sweet potatoes, beans farming in Kenya and maize in Kenya being the principal cash crops.
Busia Town Climate
Busia’s climate is classified as tropical. Busia is a city with a significant rainfall. Even in the driest month there is a lot of rain. The average temperature in Busia is approximately 22.0 °C. The average annual rainfall in Busia town is 1691 mm.
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Hotels in Busia Town
Fioman Hotel is situated in the heart of Busia Town, Kenya.
Each room in the hotel is furnished and fitted with either a double/queen size bed, desk, chair, safe, sofa and bathroom equipped with shower and toilet.
Fioman Hotel offers a round-the-clock front desk service, stable electricity, ample parking space and room service to all guests.
The hotel has a no-smoking policy in public areas.
Hotel Levantes is set poised to change the hospitality scene in the greater Teso region. Impeccably located in the quiet rustic town of Amagoro, a 5 minute drive from the bustling Malaba boarder, the hotel offers a serene environment for business and leisure. Recently completed, the hotel offers accommodation in 31 guest rooms, has two conference rooms, the larger one seating approximately 100 delegates, outdoor seating, laundry services, bar and restaurant. In addition to the 24-hour in-house security, the Amagoro police station is just a stone throw away, further enhancing the security status of the hotel.
For more information about accommodation and dining at the hotel levantes, call +254 712 247 469.
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The Breeze Hotel
The Breeze Hotel is situated in a serene environment close to Baptist Church and KCB Kenya Ltd in Busia, Kenya. The hotel boasts a well-manicured garden and an outdoor pool. Guests enjoy free WiFi all through the premises.
All rooms are well ventilated and fitted with a bed draped in mosquito netting. Each room features floor tiles, a flat-screen TV, a wardrobe, a telephone, a work desk and designed with an en-suite bathroom.
Complimentary breakfast is served daily. The onsite restaurant serves local meals while a wide range of drinks are available at the well-stocked bar. Outdoor dining is available by the poolside. Guests enjoy swimming session at the outdoor pool.
The hotel boasts a conference facility ideal for workshops and seminars. The premises are guarded by trained security personnel and the hotel offers ample parking space.
The Breeze Hotel is 180 m away from Baptist Church and 350 m away from KCB Kenya Ltd.
Hotel Generation is situated in Yejo, Kenya and features a bar and a restaurant. The hotel is accessible through Kisumu Road.
Each spacious room features a private bathroom fitted with a shower and a satellite connected television.
Local and Continental Meals and drinks are provided through the onsite restaurant and bar.
The facility provides stable electricity and ample parking space.
The hotel is i close proximity to Namada Shopping Centre.
Border Palace Hotel
Border Palace Hotel is located in Busia, Kenya. It is situated 1 km from the Kenya-Uganda border, away from the bustle of Busia town, and it boasts an onsite restaurant and bar. Rooms and facilities for disabled guests are available. Free WiFi is available.
The hotel’s rooms have an en-suite bathroom, a wardrobe, a mosquito net, an air conditioner and a TV with cable service.
The onsite restaurant serves Kenyan dishes, and the onsite bar serves non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks. The restaurant serves complimentary breakfast daily.
Laundry is offered at a surcharge. Meeting and event facilities are available for rent. Onsite parking is available and security guards watch the premises.
Border Palace Hotel is a short walk to the Kakapel National Monument.
Education institutions in Busia Town
Being a developing town, Busia is quite established in terms education as it has several schools within it. Some of the schools include:
Busia County Map
Busia County in the former Western Province is the gateway to Kenya from the neighbouring Uganda, with two border crossing points at Busia and Malaba towns.
The county that spans 1,695 sq km borders Uganda to the north, north-east and west, Lake Victoria to south west, Siaya to the south and south-east and Kakamega and Bungoma to the east.
Busia, whose main economic activities are subsistence farming and fishing, has the potential to become a trading hub for the two East African countries.
Busia County Map