Kisumu Impala SanctuaryOpposite Kisumu South Water Company, Kisumu, Harambee Rd, Kisumu, Kenya
Kisumu Impala Sanctuary is one of the main attractions in the Western part of the country. This wildlife protection area caters for impalas as well as birds, hippos and other species.
A Great Park in a Lakeside City
Kisumu Impala Sanctuary is about 3km from Kisumu City and it houses both free animals and caged species. It is a haven for the big five safari species. The only big five species you will not see here is the elephant. The caged wildlife includes panthers, spotted hyenas, blue and patas monkeys, the big five, grey duikers etc.
In addition, Impala Sanctuary Kisumu is paradise for bird lovers because it boasts of over 100 recorded bird species. Nature lovers have a lot to do such as discovering exotic trees and exploring species of herbs and viewing hippos, impalas, zebras, Sitatungas etc that live freely in the park. This animal haven hosts an annual boat race to create awareness about conservation of impalas. This event also raises funds to enable the conservation of sitaitunga antelope, which is an endangered species.
Kisumu Impala Sanctuary is accessible from Nairobi, the Great Rift Valley or from any part of Nyanza Province. It is 355km from the capital city and only 3km from Kisumu’s city centre. A flight from Nairobi or any airstrip in the country takes you to Kisumu International Airport where you then board a road transfer vehicle to the park. The Kenya Wildlife Service collects park entrance fees. Game viewing is the main activity in this park but you can also enjoy a boat ride, bird watching excursion, nature walk or host a picnic there.
Accommodation at Impala Sanctuary
Stay in hotels within Kisumu City such as Imperial Hotel Kisumu, Royal City Hotel and the Sunset Hotel Kisumu. Alternatively, you can within the park, at Impala Lake Victoria Ecolodge. This lodge sits on the banks of Lake Victoria. It has standard luxurious and family rooms.
You can also spend the night at the State Lodge Campsite within the sanctuary. This attraction is one of the reserved parks in the country so you will enjoy a quiet, worthwhile holiday.