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Ndere Island’s Tranquility

Ndere Island National Park, Kenya
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7 Hours


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Ndere Island’s Tranquility – Leaving Kisumu city behind, we will drive through the Luo countryside to the shore of Lake Victoria at Kaloka beach. From here, we will connect your boat for a ride to Ndere Island National Park.

Ndere Island is only 4.2sq km just off the northern shores of Lake Victoria. The park is known for its awesome vistas where on a clear day it’s possible to see Kampala, Uganda.

Ndere means ‘Meeting Place’ in the dialect of the local Luo tribe. In connection to Kit Mikayi Rock, according to Luo folklore, Mikayi – the mother of the tribe, rested up near Ndere after her long journey south down the Nile Valley. She found the lush shoreline so pleasing that she and her people stayed to date.

This tranquil island is home to a variety of birds including Fish Eagles and a dense population of other birds. Hippos, Monitor Lizards, and Crocodiles, including the lesser-known Spotted Crocodiles, are a familiar sight.

Impalas and zebras have been introduced to the grasslands while the woodland which fringes the shores is home to reptiles, more birds, and a plethora of butterflies. For nature lovers, attractions to the island are unlimited from hiking, walking, optional traditional fishing, and optional boat cruising at an additional cost. We will enjoy a picnic lunch before our return boat ride to Kaloka for a further drive to Kisumu stopping on the way at Kit Mikayi. We will later continue with our drive to Kisumu to mark the end of our excursion.

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  • The Lakeside city of Kisumu
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Boat ride
  • Hiking
  • Picnic/hot lunch


  • English speaking guide
  • Private Transport
  • Boat ride
  • Entrance fees
  • Picnic/hot lunch
  • Mineral water for the day
  • Additional Services
  • Activities not mentioned here
  • Insurance
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Personal spending money



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Ndere Island National Park, Kenya


Departure in the morning
Breakfast time varies with every individual. However, all accommodation facilities will be serving breakfast from 06 – 10 hours. On request, most of the accommodation facilities would be more willing to serve your breakfast earlier. Generally, Oluokos Signature activities depart from your hotel at 0800 hours thus giving you enough time to enjoy your breakfast.
About lunch and dietary needs
We will try our very best to accommodate all dietary requirements but in some out-of-the-way places, it can be very difficult to guarantee. We will let you know if there are places on your itinerary where this is the case. Please let us know at the time of booking of any food requirements or allergies and we’ll pass the information on to your leader.
This heavily depends on how far and on the conditions of the roads that we shall be undertaking. The fact is that if we’re going to move, there’s a good chance you’ll be riding on a vehicle. We will be sharing with you the final information for the specific type of transportation to be used during your activity. Please remember that we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you back after the activity.


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