Lake Kanyaboli National Reserve is located near the vast Yala Swamp, this reserve is a home to papyrus specialist birds such as the Papyrus gonolek, Papyrus canary, Caruthers cisticola and the globally endangered Papyrus yellow Warbler. These species are endemic to the basin and depend entirely on the habitat for survival. The lake has a number of beaches ideal for picnics and the Ramogi hill located in the swamp is a Luo cultural and archaeological site.
Attractions in Lake Kanyaboli National Reserve.
The Reserve and its immediate surroundings host a remarkable site of papyrus specialist birds that are endemic to the basin and depend entirely on the habitat for survival. The areas dominated by rich bird life are; Lake Kanyaboli National Birds, Kombo area, Gangu are next to Gangu shrines, the open plane near Rapudo River, The woodland adjacent to the swamp towards Hawinga, Rice fields in the Dominion farm are habitats for migratory birds.
The swamp has now been considered as a hot spot for endemic birds like the Papyrus gonolek, Papyrus canary, Caruthers cisticola and the endangered Papyrus yellow Warbler.
The reserve is well known for its fish species. The reserve has fish species forexample like Tillapia and among other fish species in the reserve.
The reserve has various beaches along side and within where the tourists enjoy and spend most of their time their such as the Kombo beach, Kadenge beach, Hawinga beach, ogaga beach, Luanda beach, Wea Beach –private, Gangu Beach and many others.
The reserve is well known for its beautiful and attractive vegetation that is the large stand of papyrus reeds and other sedges collect water during rains, stabilizes the muddy soil, traps sediments and filters pollutants thus making Lake Victoria waters clear and fresh to thrill while on Kenya Safaris Tours.
In the reserve there is Ramogi hill located in the swamp is a Luo cultural and archaeological site which serves as a tourist attraction as well as sacred site in the Dominion farms.
The Oxbow lake in the reserve is a great area with attractive attraction such as the rich in various fish species, rare Sitatunga animals and other features.
Activities done in Lake Kanyaboli National Reserve.
In the reserve there is an interesting game viewing activity such as viewing the unique rare sitatunga animals as well as viewing of the aquatic antelope by the tourists.
This is consired as one of the top 60 areas in Kenya recommended with the amazing birding destination. The reserve offers the stunning bird watching to the tourists with various bird species like the Papyrus gonolek, canary, Caruthers cistocola, endangered Papyrus yellow Warbler and many others.
This is a great activity done in the reserve as the tourists enjoy the nature of the area, by walking around the reserve by identifying various animal and bird species in the reserve which gives the guest great memories and apeace of minds by waking in the most conducive and reliable vegetation in the reserve.
Best time to visit Lake Kanyaboli national reserve.
Lake Kanyaboli national reserve is recommended to be visited throughout the year because of its favorable, wonderful, suitable vegetation that allows the reserve to be visited annually.
Where to stay in Lake Kanyaboli national reserve.
Lake Kanyaboli has got various accommodation facilities ranging from the Budget, Mid-range, luxury that includes accommodations within the reserve and outside the reserve like the Kanyaboli Resort, Usenge Sunset Resort, El’molo Crocodile Park and Lodge, Ka’Baba Resort, Bondo Travelers Hotel, Chez Mbago Resort, Rhoda’s nest, Siaya County Club, Mulukoba Resort and among many more.
Entrance fees of Lake Kanyaboli national reserve.
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How to get to Lake Kanyaboli national reserve.
Lake Kanyaboli national reserve can be accessed by both the road and the Air means from Nairobi to reach the reserve.
By Road Transport. The distance between Nairobi and Lake Kanyaboli is 457.7 kilometers through the B3 road which takes the travelers about 8 hours and 40 minutes.
By Flight Transport. Flight means is the quickest means of transport from Nairobi to Lake Kanyaboli national reserve which takes you about 40 to 60 minutes using flight to reach the reserve.
In Lake Kanyaboli National Reserve is where the patient fishermen decorate the still waters in their traditional canoes and fishing rods, the chirping of birds that the area has been classified as one of Kenya’s 60 important bird areas making it an ornithological paradise and areal pearl for tourism.