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The Sanctuary, grassland and woodlands ecosystem is situated about 3km from Kisumu city. The ecosystem hosts leopards, hyena, vervet monkeys, and olive baboons. The sanctuary provides grazing lands for Hippos, habitat for numerous small mammals including the threatened Sitatunga, and supports a variety of reptiles and birds species.

ACCESS

Roads: Kisumu is situated 355 Km North of Nairobi, the sanctuary is 3 km from Kisumu near Hippo Point.
Air: The Flight from Nairobi takes about one hour to kisumu and there are regular scheduled flights.
Water: Kisumu is linked by ferry with homa Bay, Kendu Bay and Mbita

Ndere Island

Ndere Island: 355 km from Nairobi. You can also connect by boat to the Island.
Ndere Island: the papyrus swamps around Lake Victoria contains unique selection of water birds.

SIZE / LOCATION

Kisumu Impala: Less than 1 sq. km
Ndere Island: 4.2 sqkm.

CLIMATE

Hot and humid

SMARTCARD REQUIRED?

Entry is by Cash only. Proof of identification will be required.
Citizens – Valid Passport or National ID
For Residents – Valid Passport & re entry pass

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

WILDLIFE
over 115 species have been recorded
impala, jackal, hyena, ostrich, leopard, and vervet monkey

NDERE ISLAND
Wildlife includes; impala, baboon, hippo, sitatunga antelope, vervet monkey, crocodile, monitor lizard and a variety of snakes

WHERE TO STAY

  • Kisumu Impala: No inpark accommodation. Guests can stay in Kisumu town which offers plenty of accommodation options
  • Ndere Island: There is no accommodation on Ndere Island but there are very many places to stay on the mainland in Kisumu

ACTIVITY OPTIONS

  • Game viewing
  • Picnicking
  • Lake Victoria Viewing

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU

  • Drinking water and picnic items. Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks