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Ndere Island National Park

Ndere Island National Park                                          
Ndere Island, a newly gazetted park, covering an area of 4.2 km2 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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Ndere Island National Park                                 
Ndere Island, National park covers  an area of 4.2 km2 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.

Access
-  Roads: Access to the park can be by road or boat from Kisumu. There are neither Park Roads nor Park Gates.
-  Airstrips: Kisumu Airport - 60 km away .There are neither Park Roads nor Park Gates.

Location
Kisumu District of Nyanza Province.

Climate
Hot and Humid.

Attractions
Ndere Island

Activities
Walking, game viewing. Well maintained walking trails.

Park Contacts
Phone:        Tel: +254 (20) 600800
Postal Address: Ndere Island National Park,P.O. Box 1193,Kisumu, Kenya