The shores host abundant birdlife including pelicans, cormorants and fish-eagles with their haunting cry. There are more animals per acre than any other Kenyan Park, hence many film companies have been to the Island to film the herds of Wildebeeste, Waterbuck, Zebra and Gazelle.
The sanctuary is NOT fenced to allow the wildlife on the mainland to come in as they lose their habitat to development and the ever increasing population. Hippo’s graze all over us at night then sleep under the acacia or rest in the water by day.
The giraffe who were born on the Island return to give birth; sometimes you see three generations at a time. Hyena’s come to hunt at night but are not resident on the island, the many python who do live here can be seen occasionally with a kill. Groups of Buffalo come and go but they are always monitored.
Walking along the ridge in the golden hour before sunset whilst watching the animals grazing with the water shimmering beyond, is what Africa is all about.
Open at 8am – CLOSED at 6pm.