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Address: Harambee Rd, Kisumu, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 57 2501535
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Bond with nature

Located in Kisumu and not far from town. Great place with lots of space for outdoor activities. The Sanctuary is managed by Kenya Wildlife Services hence there is an entrance... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Essie M
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Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

impala park kisumu is the place to be......it was lovely.i never imagined that inside you can have the chance to view both animals and lake Victoria.it was awesome and would like to take another group to visit since am a tour 0operator.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Located in Kisumu and not far from town. Great place with lots of space for outdoor activities. The Sanctuary is managed by Kenya Wildlife Services hence there is an entrance fee. Lake Victoria is nearby hence one can do boat rides at a fee. We carried our own food and had a picnic within the compound as well as board... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Beautiful place to take a walk and relax. Has a nice lodge inside called Eco lodge. It has a pool and you can watch the lake

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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Not really worth the money. The best part was the lions, they definitely demanded respect! Didn't see a hippo and when I asked the staff they suggested hippo point which is free and outside the park. There was a small giraffe, a few zebras etc. The best part was definitely access to the Impala Park Lodge for the sunset. 300... More 

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Repentigny, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Considering this as one of the only attractions in Kisumu, I would say it is a nice spot to see the big 5. Also, if you add an extra 1000 Schillings, you can get in the cheetahs enclosure to pet them and take some pictures. However, don't expect this tour to be as awesome as if you were going to... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Not everywhere in Kenya can be as nice as a national park where you can the animals in their natural habitat. this place had animals in cages like an average zoo. I guess the conditions were better than average and the guards seemed to care for the animals welfare but still. We got to seethe cheetahs and take pictures with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A good place to see a variety of animals, some of which are roaming free around the park while those that are unlikely to interact favourably with human visitors are behind wire. A surprising exception and highlight was the cheetah enclosure. The cheetahs are habituated to humans and the keepers will let you in to stroke them and tickle their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The lake was spectacular and have a wide array of enclosed animals. Good for walks after a lunch to burn the calories.

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Lydney, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This place is in a nice spot by Lake Victoria and if you're lucky you may see a hippo wallowing in the lake. The animals in the enclosures look healthy but there isn't much to see, especially for €25 each. I did enjoy hearing the lions roar though when I was in my guest house that evening, a couple of... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The temperatures of Kisumsu city are sometimes very high and this sanctuary is located very near the shores of the lake.So if you are tired of walks ang the hot sun you can get and ideal shade to rest and beware do not share your food stuff with the monkeys.But generally is a cool place.

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