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Ndere Island, a newly gazetted park, is an island just off the northern shore of Lake Victoria and was opened in November 1986.

Ndere means ‘meeting place’ in the language of the local Luo tribe. According to the Luo folklore, Kit Mikayi, mother of the tribe, rested up near Ndere after her long journey south down the Nile valley. She found the lush shorelines so pleasing that she and her people stayed.

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Contact details

PO Box 1193 Kisumu Tel: +254 (0)57 21105 www.kws.go.ke

Contact person

Senior Warden


Kisumu District of Nyanza Province

Distance from Nairobi

432 km


4.2 square km

Park fees

Go to www.kws.go.ke or contact tour operator.

Climatic conditions

Hot and humid

Attractions and wildlife in Ndere Island

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Ndere Island; game viewing;African fish eagles; hippopotamus;Nile crocodiles; impalas.

Access to Ndere Island

Road: Access to the park can beby road or boat from Kisumu

Air: Kisumu Airport is 60 kmaway


Kenya Wildlife Service: two campsites.

Best time to visit

All year round

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