Ndere Island National Park
Ndere Island National Park is only 4.2 sq km in size. An island just off the northern shore of Lake Victoria, it opened in November 1986. Ndere means ‘Meeting Place’ in the language of the local Luo tribe. According to 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 shoreline so pleasing that she and her people stayed.
It is home to a variety of birds including Fish Eagles and a dense population of swifts. Hippo and crocodiles, including the lesser known Spotted Crocodiles, are a familiar sight. 50 impala have been introduced to the woodland which fringes the shores.
Attractions include hiking, walking, traditional fishing, boat safaris and picnics. No accommodation is available.