Ndere Island National Park

Ndere Island is a small island in Winam Gulf of Lake Victoria in Kenya. It was gazetted as the Ndere Island National Reserve in November 1986 and has since that time been uninhabited. Ndere means "meeting place" in Dholuo.

trip attractions - ndere island

This park covers approximately 4.2 km2 lying quietly on the outskirts of Kisumu town. A motor boat ride of 5 minutes is needed to get to the island, which welcomes you with a tree canopy on the shore.

“Island of Serenity and Beauty”

Located on Lake Victoria, this island is a haven for birds.

The lake shore supports a wide variety of animals including hippos, monitor lizards, Nile crocodiles, several fish species, snakes, baboons, impalas, the rare sitatunga antelopes, water bucks, zebras and warthogs.

Over 100 different species of birds can be seen here including African fish eagles, black headed gonoleks and grey headed kingfishers.


  • Covered mostly in grassland, Ndere Island provides beautiful scenic views of the Homa hills to the south, Mageta Island to the east and the glimpses of Kampala in Uganda beyond the south west horizon.
  • The air and lake breeze leave one with feeling of freshness and buoyancy
  • Ndere Island is a perfect spot for photography, camping, hiking and picnics, and would always attract big budget photography and videography activities.