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. The 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.
The sanctuary has an animal orphanage which contains a collection of caged animals such as the lion, leopard, baboon, hyena, jackal, buffalo, cheetah, bushbuck and the Sykes?monkey. ?However, the hippos enjoy open grazing as the sitatunga antelope is believed to exist in the nearby swamps.? There is also has an astonishing 115 number of species of birds recorded in the sanctuary.
In terms of vegetation cover, the landscape is dominated by Terminalia Brownli and the Fig Tree.
The Kisumu Impala Sactuary lies next to Hippo Point and features 3Km of nature trails and a selection of picnic sites. ?These picnic sites are; Sunset, Albizia, Impala, Baboon and Fig tree all offering an amazing view?of the lake.
Sundowner View Point is the name of the place that one gets a fantastic view of sunset in the evening.
How To Get There
By Road: This park is accessible via tarmac road from Nairobi (90kms) via Naivasha Town on the Lake Road South at a junction 5km south of Naivasha
By Air: Naivasha air strip