AUTHENTIC SAFARIS & PERSONALIZED TOURS IN RUBONDO ISLAND WITH AFRICANMECCA
Short walks range from one to four hours and are excellent options for AfricanMecca visitors of all ages. Longer walks of four or more hours are also offered for those who may desire a more strenuous trek. During your walks, you are escorted by an experienced and knowledgeable guide who enlightens you about more than just the ecosystem and wildlife!
You learn about traditional tracking and survival techniques, methods for navigating, dung identification, medicinal uses of plants, native peoples and their traditions and so much more! These walks are not only informative, but also fascinating as you see Africa in a very different way. In contrast to the vast Rubondo landscapes that are explored with game drives, safari walks offer a leisurely pace that allows you to see vibrant butterflies gathering nectar from wildflowers, study the intricate design of orchids, watch insects scurry along the dirt and much more (read more on when is the best time to visit Rubondo).
You will find a variety of plant species during your East African excursion at Rubondo Island Park, such as papyrus, tamarinds, wild palm, sycamore fig, trailing taproots and much more. During your discerning Rubondo vacation in northern Tanzania, you may have the opportunity to observe some of the island's highly elusive chimpanzees.
These animals represent an interesting group as they are not native to the island, but are descendants of chimpanzees that were released by the Frankfurt Zoological Society after being rescued from zoos and circuses in Europe. The original chimpanzees were believed to be wild born and received no rehabilitation or pre-release training prior to their introduction on the island, and today this primate demonstrates many instinctual behaviors that have contributed to their survival on the island.
With more than 300 resident and migratory bird species in the park, Rubondo Island is a bird lovers’ paradise. Whether you seek birds of prey, songbirds, waders or any other type of avi-fauna, the island is sure to keep your interest as you locate and identify the various species during your birding walks.
The proximity to Lake Victoria also offers a range of activities from your accommodation (read more on where to stay in Rubondo Island). Boating and canoe safaris take you out on the lake where you have a unique perspective of the waterfowl and other animals that graze near the water. Children must be at least five years old for the boating safaris.
Fishing rods and boats are available should you choose to enjoy some fishing (catch and release if you prefer not to eat your fish) during your lake holiday in this distinct wilderness in Africa, a delightful activity for AfricanMecca guests of all ages. A visit to a local village shows you how significant the lake is to the native peoples e.g. Sukuma tribe around Lake Victoria and Mwanza.
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WHERE TO STAY IN RUBONDO
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 tree house with the utmost privacy.
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RUBONDO ISLAND OVERVIEW
Rubondo Island National Park is located in the southwestern region of Lake Victoria (northern Tanzania) - the largest in Africa, second largest lake in the world and the source of the Nile River.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT RUBONDO
Rubondo Island National Park is less visited than other national parks in Tanzania, you generally find very few visitors in the park year-round, even during the peak period from July through February.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR RUBONDO ISLAND IN NORTHERN TANZANIA
When visiting Rubondo Island National Park by Lake Victoria, we recommend combining it with your Northern Tanzania safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti (wildebeest migration). End your trip with a Swahili cultural tour and beach holiday in Zanzibar.
You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Nyerere (Selous), Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.
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