Busia County Is endowed with Incredible beautiful natural features that include the awesome Lake Victoria, Africa’s biggest and the world’s second fresh water lake, and large Nzoia and Yala Rivers. natural habitat like Yala Swamp, Sango Delta, Sumba, Nabaduma and Khanete Islands , Busia, Wanga, Munjoga and Namenya Hills in Bunyala, all teeming with rich wildlife. Intoxicating cultural heritage in Samia and Bunyala that includes boat racing festivals, riveting music fusions and age-old cuisines.Strategic location with direct access to the Great lakes that make the county an attractive for investment targeting regional markets such as Uganda, Rwanda, DR Congo and Southern Sudan.Ready opportunities that include cage-fish farming, fish processing, rice milling, the weaving industry, water sports, resorts and wildlife sanctuaries on the shores of Lake Victoria.With the setting up of university campuses and Technical Institutes across the county, the expected sharp rise in the demand
for housing, hotels, insurance, banking and transport services.Abundance of land suitable for agricultural production and other productive activities, including industrial and business
Kakapel is a rock site located on a huge rock shelter in the
Chelelemuk hills in Teso North sub County, Busia County. The rock art
at Kakapel is believed to have been done by the Twa (Abatwa) hunter
gatherer group. It has paintings illustrating wild animals,
rain-making and initiation symbols.
The Kakapel Rock Site was opened to the public in 2007 following
rehabilitation by the National Museums of Kenya between 2005-2006.
The site is important to Kenya’s prehistory as it is believed the art
forms date over 2000 years and may be as much as 4000 years old.
Generally, rock art is one of the oldest forms of art in the world. In
Africa, rock art is more concentrated in Southern and Northern Africa
The Samia Hills in Samia Sub County represent the basement complex and
consist of acid and sub-acid lavas, tuffs and agglomerates, banded
quartzite and iron stones.
The Kavirondo series rocks are developed around Busia, Nambale and
Butula while the granites dominate the northern parts of the county.
The northern part of the central region features granitic out crops,
which is essentially part of the peneplain and is characterized by the
presence of large granitic hills such as Amukura and Chelelemuk.
The Southern part is covered by a range of hills which run from the
north east to the south west culminating at Port Victoria, forming a
very conspicuous topographical feature. The southernmost part of the
county is covered by the Yala Swamp that that is down warped area
associated with the formation of Lake Victoria.