Rubondo Island is nestled within the south west part of Lake Victoria, the premier fresh water lake located in Africa. It takes up a total of 9 islands while most of it is actually blanketed in thick jungles. The remaining portion of the park is actually covered in grassland, reed swamps, wild jasmine, plus vast woodland savannah. The undamaged Tanzania safari wilderness is actually a paradise to a variety of game, reptiles, birds, insects and is also a sport fishing and also breeding area.
The deserted exotic beaches lie next to virgin forest, from where mottled bushbuck patrol via a network for tamarinds, wild palms, as well as sycamore figs. The amphibian sitatunga makes a home from the papyrus swamps and within the forest. Several other animals on the island park include primates for example chimpanzees, vervet monkeys and colobus monkeys, uncommon suni antelopes, giraffes, bushbucks, genets, hippos swimming over the lake shores in addition to marsh mangoose. The sandy banks are well fed napping crocodiles only sighted if a boat hits them.
Several birds toss around the area, providing music of the rising sun in addition to for the dusk. Fish martial eagles will be regular sights by the lake as they seek floating fishes abandoned by fishermen. Many other species observed consist of the cuckoos, bee eaters, sunbirds, kingfishers, herons, storks, spoonbills and African grey parrots which were renewed within the park from initiatives to clump their poaching together with exportation. The lake furthermore attracts numerous Euroasia migratory birds for the period of the northern wintertime.
You can find planned flights by Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Mwanza within peak season and also charter aircraft for the low season.
By road from Mwanza and later board boat transport for the park.
What to do
Angling is likewise famous adventure for equally the locals as well as the tourists. Species of fish caught consist of record breaking Nile Perch weighting up to 100kg, delicious tilapia and others.
Some other activities consist of nature walks to the naturalists through the wide range of wild flowering fields. You will discover forty different orchids, various sweet, unique scents over the forest besides fireball lilies especially in the rainy time of the year
When to go
Dry period is on right from June on to August and is good for wildlife viewing, sport fishing and also walking safaris in the flowering wild flowers. Butterflies make an added chase to the hikes.
The wet time of year starts around November and ends in March. December up to February is mostly an interval for inflows of migrant birds originating from far east Asia.
One luxury tented camp, park bandas and also camping site. Hostels are for the purpose of school groupings.