Ndere Island, National park covers an area of 4.2 km2 is an island just off the northern shore of Lake Victoria and was opened in November 1986. Ndere means “meeting place” in the language of the local Luo tribe. According to the Luo folklore, Kit Mikayi, mother of the tribe, rested up near Ndere after her long journey south down the Nile valley. She found the lush shorelines so pleasing that she and her people stayed.
The landscape is very scenic and home of a variety of birds including fish eagle and a dense population of swifts. Hippos and crocodiles inhabit the shore waters and there is a population of about 50 impalas.