Rubondo Islands Tanzania Tour
Book a Rubondo Islands Tanzania Tour to Rubondo Island National park Tanzania with Acacia Safari which will make your Tanzania Safaris to Tanzania Wildlife Safari destinations exciting. Visit the Rubondo Island National Park for a Tanzania Tour nature walking, relaxing, fishing, boat Excursions, Bird Watching trips, name it. Tanzania’s tenth National Park and the only one in Lake Victoria, Rubondo Island is located in the southwest of Lake Victoria on a 240 sq. km island.
It provides an unforgettable experience for visitors, including the main island and 11 smaller islets, combining the breathtaking panorama of a forest refuge with the relaxing sereneness of sandy lake-shore beaches.
The Island is some 28-km in length along the north-south axis and between 3 and 10 km wide. Lake Victoria covers 68,000 square kilometres and is the largest lake in Africa and the second largest in the world – comparatively it is twice the size of The Netherlands.
Rubondo Island boasts a unique diversity of flora and fauna to encounter on a Tanzania Tour. Get assured of seeing Sitatunga and have the chance of observing small coteries of chimpanzees. Other mammals habitually seen include hippos, otters, bushbucks and vervet monkeys. Rarer sightings are marsh mongoose, genets, colobus monkeys and suni antelopes (dikdik).
The island has an abundance of storks, herons, egrets, ibises, flycatchers, bee-eaters, cormorants, kingfishers, hornbills and birds of prey, including the highest density of fish eagles anywhere in the world.
Generally, Rubondo Island Game Park is a birder’s paradise with nearly 430 species documented on the island which will make your Tanzania tour to the Island exciting. The diversity of habitats, from open woodland to papyrus swamps and evergreen forest, together with its geographical location in the heart of Africa, attracts numerous resident and migrant species.
The wide variety of invertebrates and diversity of plant species makes Rubondo a fascinating place for naturalists who carry on Tanzania safaris tour to this mighty country. Wonderful butterflies create a varicolored scenario in the forest together with the splendid seasonal displays of fireball lilies, orchids, and red coral trees.
Visitors have the freedom to hunt the forest and lake shores by foot or boat allowing each person to discover his or her own enchantment of Rubondo and to leave with a uniquely personal encountering of the island.
For accommodation, the camp operates 10 bandas (luxury tents). Each of the ten units overlooks the lake, a view that may be possessed from the aloofness of a private terrace and just a few yards from the sandy lakeshore. An outcrop of rocks amidst scattered trees provides the perfect setting for the restaurant and bar, offering a splendid view of the lake and bay.
The comfortable large tents have windows on all sides and, instead of the common zips, an entrance door. An ample en suite bath- and dressing room has been constructed for each banda. Great care has been taken to use local natural building materials. A swimming pool is located in the centrally close to the bar, among the palm trees.
As if it is not enough, during the day the lake is usually calm. Notwithstanding, when the wind picks up in the late afternoon the waves roll in, carrying in the singing sounds of the sea. Rubondo’s climate is however comfortably warm all the year round and never gets as hot as on the coast. Enjoy its clean air -there is no traffic on the island.
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