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“ndere is the only places to be if i want to live inside the lake i hop it will be the best park in nyanza”

Ndere Island National Park
Ranked #8 of 20 things to do in Kisumu
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Kisumu, Nyanza, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“ndere is the only places to be if i want to live inside the lake i hop it will be the best park in nyanza”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

lake view, boat ride, wildlife like baboons, impala,real nature of the lake victoria and a very conducive environs with the cool breeze during hot season

Visited December 2012
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Kisumu, Kenya
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Truly Hidden”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

This park is tucked hidden in lake Victoria about 80km from Kisumu off the Kisumu Bondo Highway. The road is motorable all weather with adequate signage right into the park. The park offices are on the mainland together with a lush picnic /camping ground.
The park itself is a 10-minute motorboat launch into the open lake. A magnificent sight it is with a ring of forest along the shores and the top covered in long grass. The animals here are in some form of paradise and sighting them will take a good investment in time. All they do is eat, groom and sleep. They are all grazers with virtually no predators. The rare sitatunga antelope is preserved here; while stocks last.
Finally, the area around the lake is abuzz with activity and congeniality. Do not bypass the Legio Maria shrine at the 3km junction to the park to see a traditional African religion and its orders and practise. The site is holy and you will need your shoes off your feet to venture further past the gate. Carry your own food and drink for this trip and to get the best, camp over at the island. The guide who doubles as the coxswain is a local. His charges for the boat ride factor in a tip already but that is left to your discretion.

Visited April 2013
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3 Thank Rapenda
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Murray Bridge, Australia
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“Quite a trip but worth it”
Reviewed March 30, 2012

The Lake Victoria is so awesome... just to motor out and watch the fishing boats on the way, and see the great Talapia caught is a bonus, even a hippo or 2 can liven you day.

Visited April 2011
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