Kisumu Impala Sanctuary
A LAKESHORE WALK WITH THE IMPALAS
Kisumu sits on the gently sloping shores of Lake Victoria and holds the position of Kenya’s third largest city. Kisumu Impala Sanctuary lies close to Hippo Point and features 3km of nature trails and a selection of picnic sites. The sanctuary is a holding area for animals which require special protection in this densely populated area.
The Sanctuarys’focus is a small herd of impala, while the animal orphanage contains a collection of caged Lion, leopard, baboon, hyena, jackal and buffalo, cheetah, bushbuck, babbon and syke monkey.
The sanctuary also offers crucial open grazing for the local hippo population, while researchers believe that the threatened sitatunga antelope exists in the nearby swamps. A shady and peaceful place, with its abundance of birdlife and picnic areas beside the lake the Sanctuary provides an ideal refuge away from Kisumu’s busy town centre.
WHERE TO STAY
There is no accommodation or camping in the Sanctuary but there are many places to stay in Kisumu city. The sanctuary offers campsite.
WHEN T0 G0
The Sanctuary is open all year round.
WHAT T0 TAKE WITH YOU
Drinking water and picnic items. Also useful are: camera, binoculars, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent and guidebooks.
With an area approaching 70,000 sq km, Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the second largest freshwater lake in the world (after Canada’s Lake Superior). Unlike the lakes further west, Lake Victoria is not of the Rift Valley system and is wide and shallow (only 80m deep) with shores spanning three countries.
Campsite with cool shade of indigenous trees. Kitchen is available at the campsite for self-catering. An ablution with shower rooms is also available for use.
Sun downer view point – gives an excellent view of the sunset in the evening. 5 picnic sites namely, sunset, Albizia, Impala, Baboon, Fig tree. All give a fantastic view of the lake. The picnic site are also ideal for weddings, parties and corporate events.
PLEASE RESPECT THE WILDLIFE CODE
Please observe these rules while visiting this special facility.
For Your Own Safety
- Don not throw anything at the animals or birds. If you do, they’ll hide or run away from you.
- Do not shout, yell or tease the animals
- Stay on the paths. They’re to keep you and the animals safe from each other
- Do not feed the animals; they require a special diet. Animals also become aggressive if they get used to being fed by people.
Altitude:1,149metersnabove sea level
Area : less than 1sqkm..
Location: Kisumu County,Nyanza province
Distance from Nairobi :355 km
Climate: Hot and Humid
Vegetation: remnant indigenious forest dominated by Terminalia brownie and fig trees.
Wildlife: Includes; lions,impala,leopard,jackal, vervet,monkey ,zebra,buffalo,bushbuck,cheetah,and baboon.
Birds: over 115 species have been recorded
- See, hear and read as much as possible and
- Enjoy the beauty & fun of the sanctuary.
And Please D0 NOT
- Litter or drop rubbish on the ground. Use the rubbish bins provided.
- This is a smoke- free environment.
- Drink Alcoholic beverages or use drugs. This is prohibited. Intoxicated visitors will be asked to leave.
HOW T0 GET THERE
Kisumu is 355km north-west of Nairobi. The Sanctuary is located 3km from Kisumu near Hippo Point. By Air: the ﬂight from Nairobi takes around one hour and there are regular ﬂights operated by local airlines.
Kisumu is linked by ferry with Kendu Bay, Homa Bay and Mbita (as well as to neighbouring countries).
Daily 6.00am- 6.00pm including public holidays. Note: visitors will not be allowed entry after 6.15pm.
Current Entry Charges:
Obtainable via KWS Hq, Tel: + 254(20)6000800, 6002345.
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At present the Sanctuary and Park do not operate the Safaricard system. Entry is by cash only (Ksh or USS).
Contact; P.O.Box 1193, Kisumu. Tel: + 254(57)21 105.
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