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  • Kit Mikayi National Park

    Kit Mikayi National Park

    Ndere Island, a newly gazetted Park, 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.

    Kit Mikayi is a large Rock formation on the Kisumu-Bond road in Western Kenya about 29 kilometers West of Kisumu. Kit-Mikayi means “Stones of the first wife” or “First Wife Rocks” in Dholuo, the Luo language. Kit-Mikayi is a rock formation a 70 meter high near Kisumu-Bondo Road about 29 kilometers West of Kisumu (towards Kombewa Market & before reaching a rugged bridge over the Nyamgun River in Kakelo Sub-location.

    Locals living around the stones are known as the Luo-Kakello clan. The site is associated with sacrifices and many legends from pre-Christian times, especially stories explaining the meaning of the name.

    Kit-Mikayi is a regional point of Sightseeing interest, especially among the Neighboring Luo Tribes. It also has become a popular local Pilgrimage site for followers of the Legio Maria sect who come to the rock to pray and fast for several weeks at a time.

    Attractions and Wildlife include Ndere Island; Game Viewing; African Fish Eagles; Hippopotamus; Nile Crocodiles; Impalas.



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