This KShs 2.5 billion shopping mall is the first phase of the Lake Basin Development Authority headquarters (a KShs 24 billion project).

Coming up in the wake of the city’s newly built The West End MallΒ (that houses the Nairobi Java House, Acacia Premier – Kisumu’s first 4-star hotel,Β and an Uchumi Supermarket store),Β The Basin Mall is also set to attract some of the biggest hospitality chains, and offer much more for the families enjoyment – parks, arcades, etc.

Strategically located at the junction of the Northern Bypass (the road that directly links the Kisumu-Busia road to Kisumu-Kakamega highway)Β and the Kisumu-Kakamega highway, The Lake Basin Mall is a first of its kind in Kisumu – it is set to revolutionize the Shopping experience in the fast developing Kisumu City.

Lake Basin mall
The outdoor amphitheatre at the mall. Photos courtesy Tonny Hill Pictures

The architecture of the mall takes on a contemporary and futuristic form with a sail like curving roof – an apt metaphor for the Lake City! Designed to international standards, materials, finishes and colors have been carefully chosen to bring the world to Kisumu.

Internally the shop fronts feature frame-less glass and the arcade incorporates an atrium that links all the five floors of the mall maximizing the natural lighting and ventilation to the arcade and the shops.

The mall shall incorporate four state of the art escalators and two stunning panoramic lifts linking all levels making vertical movement an experience by itself.

Designed to be the destination place in Kisumu the mall boasts of approximately 25,000 square meters of built up space and over 300 car parkings on two levels. The mall accommodates a 60,000 square feet anchor tenant space, a modern food court that will host the big restaurant names in the country, a children’s play area. It is intended that the mall will introduce international retails chains to Kisumu.

The upper two levels of the complex will host offices, institutions and a medical plaza.

The Basin Mall promises to be every shopper’s dream come true!

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