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Set on the shore of Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lake in Africa, the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary is a peaceful, relaxing place to enjoy the natural beauty that abounds here.

Kisumu Impala Sanctuary hosts impalas, the rare Sitatunga antelope as well as big cats, buffalos, giraffes, cheetahs and several primate species. The sanctuary is also home to five campsites all with spectacular views of Lake Victoria. Bird watching, nature walks and glass bottomed boat rides compliment the activities availed at the sanctuary.

Key features

Lake Victoria

  • With an area approaching 70,000 sq km, 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.
  • Free ranging and captive animals, birdlife, indigenous forest, swampy papyrus areas , grassland, rocky view area, nature trails, Sundowner  view point and less than 200metres railway line.


  • Animal enclosures
  • Campsite with cool shade of indigenous trees, mains electricity and tap water
  • Modern Kitchen ideal for Self-catering clients
  • An ablution with shower rooms
  • Sun downer view point- gives an excellent view of the sunset in the evening
  • 5 picnic sites namely, Impala, sunset, albizia, baboon, simba- All sites give spectacular view of the lake. The picnic sites are also ideal for weddingparties and corporate events.
  • Mini- museum


Over 115 species have been recorded


Lions, lionesses,  leopard, baboons, hyena, Serval cat, buffaloes, giraffe, cheetahs, bushbuck, patas monkey, bush duiker, tortoise, warthogs, guinea fowl, ostriches, parrots, fischers love birds  and blue monkey.

Additional Details

  • Wheelchair Accessible:Yes
  • Best Day/Night:Day
  • Noise Level:Low
  • Essentials:Yes
  • Bike Parking:Yes
  • By Appointment Only:No
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