Before you visit Kisumu Impala Sanctuary we are privileged to give you details and what you expect to find at Kisumu Sanctuary in Kenya.
When the East African Railway reached Kisumu early in the last century, the area must have been teeming with plains game.
Over the passage of time hunting for food, ecosystem loss through human settlement and agriculture all reduced numbers vastly.
By the early 1980s, what could be seen was a pitifully small herd of Impala that roamed the town and neighbouring areas.
The Sanctuary, a 0.4 square km of marsh, grassland and forest was created to provide a home for this herd of Impala.
It then developed into a holding point for captured problem animals. today, it provides grazing for hippos and habitat for numerous small mammals, and a variety of reptiles and birds.
It also hosts two leopards, one spotted hyena, two olive baboons and several vervet monkeys held in captivity.
Sightings of the reclusive and acutely threatened sitatunga have also been made.
PO Box 1193, Kisumu Tel: +254 (0)57 21105, 44824 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location of Impala Sanctuary
Kisumu District, Nyanza Province
Distance from Nairobi to Impala Sanctuary
SizeLess than 1 square km
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Climatic conditions Hot and humid
Major Attraction Impala, caged leopards, baboon
Wildlife: impala, leopard, hyena,jackal, ostrich and vervet monkey, Birds: over 115 species have been recorded
Access to Impala Sanctuary
Roads: Kisumu is located 355 km north of Nairobi, the sanctuary is 3 km from Kisumu near Hippo Point.
Air: The flight from Nairobitakes around one hour and there are regular flights
Water: Kisumu is linked by ferry with Kendu Bay, Homa Bay and Mbita
Accommodation at Impala Sanctuary
There is currently no accommodation in the reserve. Visitors can stay in Kisumu where there are various accommodation options.
Best time to visit All year round
Activities Camping, walking, bird watching.