Rubondo Island Camp

Lake Victoria, Tanzania

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Our Rating

Trip Advisor

Room Type

6 Luxury Chalets, Family Chalet, Honeymoon Suite, Treehouse

Child Policy

Children of all ages (parents must sign a waiver for children under 6)

Facilities

Spa, Pool.

Activities

Boating, Birding, Fishing, Treehouse Sleepout, Bush Walks

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About This Accommodation

Rubondo Island Camp, in the southwest corner of Lake Victoria, is a unique wilderness experience and perfect for travelers seeking an off-the-beaten path destination to add to their safari. The waters of Lake Victoria teem with hippo, crocodile and Nile perch.The island’s indigenous rainforest is home to plentiful birdlife, a herd of island elephants and even chimpanzees (chimp sightings are not a guarantee as they might be at Greystoke Mahale or in Kibale).

The camp is the only property on Rubondo Island, offering a truly exclusive experience to guests of eight lakefront, ecofriendly chalets. Days on Rubondo Island are filled with bush walks, visits to local villages, catch-and-release fishing, treehouse sleepouts or just relaxing by the pool. While Rudondo is definitely not a classic, big-five safari destination the peaceful setting and the variety of activities will make your time on Rubundo a welcome break from days spent on game-drives.

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  • Home to a very special group of chimpanzees whose ancestors were brought to Rubondo Island in the 1960s as part of an ambitious conservation project, today you can be part of the habituation process. Available for a limited time, this is a unique opportunity to join the habituation team as they accustom the chimps to the presence of humans and witness them up close in the wild.
  • Rubondo Island Camp is the only lodge on Rubondo Island, the largest island national park in Africa. Tropical forests provide a protected habitat for wildlife that includes sitatunga, elephant, giraffe, 200 species of birds and wild chimpanzees. The deep waters of Lake Victoria also offer spectacular fishing for record-breaking Nile perch.
  • Activities from Rubondo Island Camp are focused around discovering and enjoying the remarkable ecosystem of the island. An astonishing array of birds and wildlife waits to be discovered and highly trained guides lead game excursions deep into the forest. Activities aren’t restricted to dry land either: boat trips and fishing excursions making for a memorable way to experience the island.
  • Rubondo Island – in the southwest corner of Lake Victoria – is for those seeking the thrill of adventure in a truly wild area, all but untouched by man. The camp – the only lodgings on this verdant island – immerses you in this lush and unspoilt ecosystem.
  • Experience the magic of Rubondo Island in one of the most unique ways possible - Fly Camping. Heading out into the wilderness of Rubondo to spend the night out of camp and take in all the island has to offer.
  • Discover the hidden corners of the island and soak up the tranquillity of your surroundings, or spot the varied aquatic life from the boat and try to catch a glimpse of the hippos, otters and monitor lizards in the water.
  • Our biggest joy is that the work we do brings opportunity, success, and stability to the local East African people who are a part of our Asilia Family.
  • Josias' Vegetable Farm near Rubondo Island is truly a special place - All of Rubondo Island Camp's fresh produce is made with love by Josias and his family, which comes through in the delicious meals we prepare in camp every day. - Rubondo Island – in the southwest corner of Lake Victoria – is for those seeking the thrill of adventure in a truly wild area, all but untouched by man. The camp – the only lodgings on this verdant island – immerses you in this lush and unspoilt ecosystem. - https://www.asiliaafrica.com/east-afr...

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