The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has announced the establishment of a new passenger terminal at Kisumu Port to accommodate cruise ships.

The Authority revealed that its engineers have already finalized the design of the modern terminal.

Speaking on X, KPA said the Kisumu Port Resilient Infrastructure Project, a collaborative initiative with TradeMark Africa, is vital to implementing the KPA Strategic Plan.

The project encompasses a modern cargo warehouse to complement the new passenger terminal, ensuring comprehensive support for both passenger and freight activities.

“The terminal showcases a public concourse featuring concession areas, drop-off and arrival zones, ticketing facilities, and screening sections.”

“Moreover, it includes passenger processing zones equipped with check-in counters, immigration and customs facilities, as well as port health services.”

Further, the Authority stated that travelers will access a range of amenities, such as restaurants, forex bureaus, and taxi and tour operator offices, within the terminal premises.

“Designed to optimize passenger flow, the terminal includes segregated areas for ferry passengers with substantial cargo, local travelers, and international/VIP guests.”

“With a capacity to accommodate over 500 passengers at the jetty and 1,000 at the ferry terminal per hour, this facility aims to streamline travel operations and deliver an exceptional experience for all visitors.”