4 Days safari Ndere Island National park Kenya – This safari starts from Kisumu which is the 3rd largest city in Kenya and capital of Kenya’s Nyanza Province. It is the port city in western Kenya, founded in 1901 as the main inland terminal of Uganda Railways and is the second most important city after Kampala in greater Lake Victoria Basin.
There is the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary which is a small wildlife that preserves impala, reptiles, birds as well as caged baboons and leopards. There is a Hippo Point for watching the hippos of Lake Victoria in the Sunset. Kit Mikayi, a large rock with 3 rocks on top is also a tourist attraction. Kisumu is served by Kisumu Airport from Nairobi and an excellent road network.
Drive or fly from Nairobi to Kisumu town for overnight.
Take a drive to the jetty at the showers of Lake Victoria and take a boat to explore the national park.
Take a boat again and explore the national park again.
Drive or fly back to Nairobi.
The fresh smell of natural grass, beautiful butterflies, blooming flowers and the spectacular view of the magnificent African fauna give you the first impression of the hidden Ndere Island National park.
Moreover, the sheer tranquillity of the island and the thrill of hiking make Ndere Island National Park an amazing place for an expedition.
Ndere Island National Park was established in 1986 mainly to offer refuge to its distinct wildlife species that thrive along the Lake shores most of which include monitor lizard, hippos, Nile crocodiles, variety of fish species, baboons, snakes such as puff adder, pythons, vipers; aardvark, baboons, monkeys, impalas, the unique sitatunga antelopes, zebras, warthogs and water bucks and many more. If you love birding, then this is one of the best destinations that you should consider visiting while on Kenya safaris. Over 100 avian species call this spectacular park their home and the notable ones that you shouldn’t miss to spot out include the black headed gonolek, grey headed kingfishers, Goliath heron, African fish eagles to mention but a few.
This incredible island isn’t only credited for its wildlife species but its spectacular vegetation is something worth exploring altogether. The park mainly comprises of the grassland, featuring largely tall grass of loudentia natalensis species. Its grass comes in brown color especially during flowering stage and it is of no doubt that the Island’s top becomes brownish and this explains what most locals call ‘Chula rabour.’ This Island is also intermixed with indigenous species of trees and shrubs for instance dovyalisx, macro calyx, Carissa adulis, euclea divinorum and many more. Its woodland and forest remains thrive along the lower edge of the Island nearly as expansive as the bush land and as you explore this national park, do not miss to catch a glimpse at its remarkable papyrus reeds on the shoreline. Locally the word Ndere denotes the ‘meeting place.’
If you are planning to travel to Ndere Island National Park this coming holiday, there is no need to worry about what to do as there are numerous tourist activities for you to excite you and you will certainly have the most enjoyable vacation while on safari in Kenya and they include the following;
Ndere Island National Park boasts of its 100 distinct bird species and for bird lovers, this is one of the best spots for you sight for the hammer kop, goliath heron, African fish eagle and many more. If Kenya is your dream destination for bird watching, then never miss to be amazed by sounds of birds that thrive within Ndere Island National Park that make it a birder’s paradise.
Ndere Island National Park offers the most exciting traditional boat rides that are organized by within the surrounding communities and visitors get opportunity to explore the park’s island and other adjacent places that amaze travellers who travel Kenya for African safaris. While on traditional boat ride, do not miss to pay a visit to adjacent sister Islands which equally reward travellers with the most thrilling experiences of lifetime.
This is among the top-rated activities in the park. We organize fishing boats to be ready prior to your landing in Kenya.
Crocodiles and hippos dive in the harbors of the island with other grassland animals walking majestically in the park. Catch and photograph the elusive Sitatunga antelope wading in the papyrus.
There are limited accommodation facilities within Ndere National Park however, there are camping options for you to stay spend a night over while on safari in Kenya. The park features 2 (two) Kenya Wildlife Service campsites especially the Boa campsite. The notable lodges that can easily be accessed from the park include Kisumu Resort, Hexagon Mbili Farm Lodge, Kisindi Lodge, Kisumu City Central Resort, Parkview Safari Hotel, apartments, Lakewood Hotel Dunga Hotel, Spa Homa Bay Lodge, Kisian Self Catering, Rock Resort Hotel, Sunset Hotel, Kiboko Bay Resort, Dunga Resort and many more.