Ndere Island National Park : A 2024-2024 Comprehensive Guide : The secret Ndere Island National Park is filled with the aroma of fresh grass, gorgeous butterflies, blooming flowers, and a breathtaking view of the amazing African wildlife. Situated on Lake Victoria, this island is much sought-after by avian enthusiasts in Kenya. This Kisumu Island has the greatest views and is mostly covered in grassland. Uganda’s Kampala, Mageta Island to the east, and the Homa Hills to the south.

 Numerous fish species, including hippos, snakes, impalas, monitor lizards, Nile crocodiles, baboons, rare sitatunga antelopes, waterbucks, impalas, warthogs, and zebras, can also be found along its shore. During your safari, you will come across more than 100 different types of birds on this island, including African fish eagles, grey-headed kingfishers, and black-headed gonoleks.


The Nile crocodile, impalas, hippos, and other rich species draw travelers from all over the world to Ndere National Park. The big five aren’t present here, but there is still much to see and do.

Ndere Island National Park Wildlife Attraction

Fish, eagles, hippos, impalas, and butterflies are among the park’s most popular animal attractions. Along with watching lizards, you will also see aardvarks. A variety of reptiles, including puff adders, pythons, and Nile crocodiles, can be found in the park. Every now and then, you will hear baboons and monkey battalions chatting.

 In the marshes of the park, you can also expect to see zebras, warthogs, waterbucks, and the endangered aquatic Sitatunga antelope.  Focus East Africa Tour’ guides will assist you in identifying and seeing various bird species while you visit Ndere Island National Park. There are more than 100 species in the park, such as fish eagles, kingfishers, gonoleks, and hamerkops.

 Kisumu Island Vegetation Attractions

Grassland, primarily a native species of Loudentia natalensis, covers the picturesque island. This particular plant becomes brown during flowering, giving the park a brownish appearance. Different varieties of shrubs are interspersed around the park by the native trees. These vulnerable species in Africa include Euclea divinorum, Carissa adulis, Dovyalisx, and macrocalyx.

 The park’s vast woods, which stretch from the lakeside to the summit, make for an amazing hiking destination for you. The shoreline is lined with papyrus reeds, which provide for a picturesque birdwatching spot.

Central Island National Park combined with hiking the Rolling Homa Hills

The Homa Hills’ well-marked walking routes provide a lovely overview of the park as well as a far-off, stunning vista of Magere Island, Homa Hills, and Lake Victoria. The breeze from the lake gives you a light, airy feeling. Similar to Nairobi’s attractions, it’s a fun activity.

Bird Watching

There are lots of birds in the park in addition to the numerous butterflies. The Hammer Kop, Goliath Heron, and Fish Eagle are a few of these. The wader and singing bird diversity in the park is superb.

 Lake Victoria boat rides

We arrange boat trips around Lake Victoria, the islands, and any other area surrounding Ndere National Park that piques your interest. If you’re in Nairobi, you may also take boat rides on Lake Naivasha.

Sport fishing at Lake Victoria

This is one of the park’s most popular activities. We set up fishing boats so they are prepared for your arrival in Kenya.


On the beaches of Lake Victoria, there are many hotels and resorts to choose from, including the Bao Campsite. Here are the top resorts on Ndere Island and Lake Victoria: Get in touch with us, and we’ll be happy to plan your visit to this exceptional island park in the lake along with a stay at one of the top Ndere island hotels.


Reached by boat from the coasts, this island park is situated on the magnificent Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest interior lake. You can drive or take a plane from Nairobi to Kisumu City to reach the park. From the city, a speedboat will transport you directly to Ndere National Park. The Park has a hot, muggy temperature due to its closeness to the lake. When visiting Ndere Island National Park, try to pack light.

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