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Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

Kisumu Impala Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Kisumu Impala Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Kisumu Impala Sanctuary
Location of Kisumu Impala Sanctuary
Location Kisumu County,  Kenya
Nearest city Kisumu
Coordinates view on map
Area <1 km2
Established 1992 (1992)
Governing body Kenya Wildlife Service

Located within Kisumu city, Kisumu Impala Sanctuary lies on the shores of Lake Victoria, covering less than 1km2. The facility was gazetted in 1992. In March 2010, the sanctuary was branded as ‘a lakeshore walk with impalas'. There are a diverse number of flora (of trees, grass & herbs) and fauna both free ranging and captive. Over 115 species of birds have been recorded. Presently, the sanctuary boasts of all the big five game except for the elephant. A number of nature trail circuits are also available for clients.

Annually, the sanctuary conducts the Kisumu Impala Conservation Boat Race event in November to help create awareness of wildlife, especially the endangered sitatunga antelope.

Apart from nature viewing and boat riding, the sanctuary is a key site for ecology and wildlife research and education.

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