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Island of Serenity and Beauty

Located on Lake Victoria, this island is a haven for birds. Covered mostly in grassland, Ndere Island provides beautiful scenic views of the Homa hills to the south, Mageta Island to the east and the glimpses of Kampala in Uganda beyond the south west horizon.

The undulating rise and fall of the little hills and valleys that awash the island makes the scenic views of this topography unrivalled. The local community surrounding the park call the island Chula Rabour. Chula – Island, Rabour- Red thus Red Island. The Themeda grass species whose mature flowers turn reddish in color virtually cover the island, and thus the ’’red island’’. This Park was largely established to provide refuge for small populations of impalas. Other species found here include African fish eagles, swifts, hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles, impalas and zebras. Ndere means “meeting place” in the local Dholuo (Luo language).

The lake shore supports a wide variety of animals including hippos, monitor lizards, Nile crocodiles, several fish species, snakes, baboons, impalas, the rare sitatunga antelopes, water bucks, zebras and warthogs. Over 100 different species of birds can be seen here including African fish eagles, black headed gonoleks and grey headed kingfishers.

Attractions & Activities

The clean crisp air, the whiff of fresh grass, the spectacular nectar sucking antagonism between a colony of bees, a kaleidoscope of beautiful butterflies, and a flight of birds combined with interesting finds along the hiking trails of the island coupled with the sheer tranquility of the Park environment makes it a great destination for absolute solitude lovers to explore and be in the presence of nature.

If you yearn for a greater experience, set out to the island from Kisumu via a boat ride and let your ears and eyes not be distracted because there’s so much your senses will want to savor. The panoramic views of the rolling hills of Homa to the South of the island offer islanders scenic views of this side of the country. Other than hiking, boating and game viewing, visitors can also enjoy team building, sport fishing with the local fishing community and birding escapades as the diversity of insects, singing and wader birds is massive.

According to Luo folklore, early tribal migrants rested up near Ndere after their long journey South up the Nile River Valley. They found the lush shoreline so pleasing that they stayed up.

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Stay in the Wild. Explore. Create memories

There is no self-catering accommodation in the Park except a campsite.
Public Campsite
• Bao
For this category, standard amenities are provided; water, toilet/bathroom and kitchen area. Public campsites do not require prior booking.
*Prevailing camping rates apply per person per day for both special and public campsites including other park charges.

What to take with you
Whether camping or just visiting for a day trip, visitors are advised to carry with them the following; personal effects, drinking water, food, camping equipment if the visitor intends to stay overnight.
Also important are; Camera, binoculars, sunscreen, insect repellant, first aid kit, sunglasses, appropriate hiking and reserve car fuel if intending to be in the park longer.

Special Services

Security/Guided tour per guide
• KES 1,720 – up to 4 hours
• KES 3,015 – Over 4 hours

Lake Boating per person per hour:
• KES 1,290

Vehicle Charges per day
• Less than 6 seats - KES 300
• 6-12 seats - KES 1,030
• 13-24 seats - KES 2,585
• 25-44 seats - KES 4,050
• 45 seats and above - KES 5,000

How to get there

By Road: From Kisumu, take Kisumu- Bondo road branching left after Holo market or left at Kombewa Shopping Centre to the park headquarters sandwiched between Asat and Bao beach. The park headquarters is 12km away from this tarmac road.

By Water: From Kisumu, it will take you about 45minutes with a speed boat to Ndere Island National Park.

By Air: From JKIA or Wilson Airports, alight at Kisumu International Airport

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