The event took place at the Grand Swiss Royal Hotel and dates held were;11th-19th August 2018. In pic below some of the Zim Jnr Team members at the Harare Zimbabwe Airport off to Kisumu Kenya for the 2018 African Youth Chess Championships (AYCC)….
Kisumu City is the third largest city in Kenya after the capital, Nairobi, and the coastal city of Mombasa. It is an inland port city on Lake Victoria and formerly known as Port Florence. It is the Capital City of Kisumu County and stands at an elevation of 1,131 m (3,711 ft), with an estimated population of 1,068,826. Kisumu City features a tropical rainforest climate with no true dry season and significant rainfall year-round. January is the driest month while the month of April receives the most rainfall. The average temperature is 22.9 degrees Celsius. It is the largest city in Western Kenya and the second most important city after Kampala in the greater Lake Victoria basin.
*Kisumu Impala Sanctuary*
The sanctuary is one of Kenya’s smallest wildlife preserves. It is home to a herd of impala, hippos, caged baboons and leopards, as well as many reptiles and birds are also present. Over 115 different species of birds live here.
Karibu Kisumu City (Welcome to Kisumu City)
Some of the participants were: Algeria, Botswana,Egypt, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe