Visit the sole park on Lake Victoria and also the largest “island park in Africa” Established in 1977, Rubondo Island park is found within the southwestern region of Lake Victoria - the second largest lake within the world, and also the source of the great river Nile. The park covers around 456 square kilometers (176 square miles) of land and water area, including 11 small islets, making it Tanzania's only island park. The landmass of the park is primarily covered with dense forest, yet as savannah, open woodland, papyrus swamp, and exquisite sandy beaches, and, of course, the wonder of Victoria is ever-present while visiting the park. Rubondo sees fewer visitors than the larger, more well-known parks in Tanzania, giving a non-public island destination for walking safaris, canoeing, fishing, bird watching. The protected status of the park makes it a first-rate parcel of land for migratory birds and native fish just like the Tilapia and Nile perch. 300 speckled species of birds are found on the island, like African Grey parrots, heron, stork, spoonbill, malachite kingfisher, paradise flycatcher, and far other avifauna.
Terrestrial fauna includes semi-aquatic sitatunga and dappled bushbuck that are found within the swamps, furthermore as guenon monkey, genet cat, hippo, and also the largest prehistoric carnivore on the island -- crocodile. Some animals that are found on the island were introduced for conservation reasons since 1966, like a bunch of rescued chimpanzees. Other non-native animals include giraffes, elephants, black and white colobus, Suni antelope, and plenty of others. Discovering the pristine wilderness of Rubondo Island Park is unlike the other experience during your safari in northern Tanzania.
Life on the island is way more relaxed, an ideal thanks to the unwinding incredible heart-pounding excitement of game drives. Observations of the lesser wildlife are the main target, making these moments rather more spectacular. The peaceful setting at Rubondo Island, though, causes you to curtail and relish the smaller ecosystems, like wild insects gathering nectar from wildflowers, spotted neck otters attempting to find food, and an African osprey soaring high overhead attempting to find its next meal.
Rubondo Island Camp is the only suitable tourist accommodation in Rubondo Island National Park. The property is a deluxe Safari Tier 2 camp featuring 8 cottages and a treehouse with the utmost privacy.