Establishment: 1977, 18th January
Area: 457 sq km of which 237 sq km is dry land and 220 sq km is water.
Kageye the Park Headquarters is at Latitude 201810.3 S and Longitude 31051’26.9’E South – west corner of Lake Victoria.
The lake: eleven islets surrounding the park; two rocky hill masses; one in the North and one in the South , and the forest.
1,134 meters above sea level. Major attractions: Lake Victoria, Migratory species of birds, the beach, high density of fish eagles, sitatunga, large number of butterflies.
Baboon, black and white colobus monkey, blue monkey, buffalo, bush pig, bushbuck, chimpanzee, dikdik elephant, giraffe, hippo, hyrax, rhino, sitatunga, squirrel, warthog, waterbuck, vervet monkey, large, – spotted genet, cat, spot – necked otter, marsh mongoose and cane rat as well as crocodile.
Distance and time:
165 km by road from Mwanza via Sengerema, Geita and Nzera. 6 – 7 hours from Mwanza.
Best time to visit:
June to August: November to March (Wild flowers and Butterflies), December to February (migratory birds).
Campsites, hostels tented camp, bandas, boats airstrip, walking trails, hides and a view point platform.