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Rubondo Island National Park

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Adventurous get away!!

The island is a unique with a great wildlife experience , a place to relax your mind and soul... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Arusha, Tanzania
Chimpanzee Habituation and rare animals and birds

Long puddle hopper flight to get there but it was so worth it. Forest / jungle island, so many... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Rubondo Island, Rubondo Island, Tanzania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The island is a unique with a great wildlife experience , a place to relax your mind and soul, beautiful boat rides to the deepest part of the Lake Victoria

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank mwanagwila
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

It's a forest NP, so the Jeep safari is only limited to the very few roads. If you're very lucky, you may see an elephant and a giraffe, but nothing in the scale of the big NPs with savanna driving. You'll probably see hippoes, but...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank K745HYmichaelm
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Long puddle hopper flight to get there but it was so worth it. Forest / jungle island, so many birds, rare sightings of elephants and giraffe and you can help with the chimpanzee habituation program by going out with the trackers and rangers to find...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank trackinghermes
Reviewed March 1, 2018

Wonderful experience. Great friendliness and service with a magical location. Great staff and service.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank patricia241
Reviewed December 28, 2017

To start the staff was incredibly responsive in setting things up which was really appreciated. From there, our guide JOSHUA was incredible. He made the trip absolutely amazing. He was so knowledgeable and answered ant question we gave him. From the moment we stepped in...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank moonlight2urse
Reviewed October 13, 2017

We spend 3 nights in the National Park Bandas at Rubondo Island and the atmosphere and people there are great. Besides from the activities offered by the camp you cannot do much on your own, but the camp is a quiet and beautiful place to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank mariagade2016
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Great time on the boat safari and in the forest on Robundo Island. Not to be missed- a very special place that offers unique and rich experiences.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank alison m
Reviewed August 17, 2016

We stayed at the park and really enjoyed the wildlife. Warden Paul was awesome as were Levi and our guide Katami. We stayed in the bandas and a tent on the beach which was provided with hippos snorting at sunup as an alarm clock. You...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed March 23, 2016

Great Nature and Greenery ,enjoyed a lot there ,you should must visit if you get time ,I should you will enjoy too

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Mwanza_Tanzanite_Gem
Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

We had visited Rubondo Island National Park, and in the end it was worth the effort of getting there. Our frustrations: getting up to date information on this place was horrible. I had emailed the Tanzania Parks Authority a week prior to going there and...More

Date of experience: February 2016
4  Thank Nicole B
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Adam N
December 4, 2018|
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Response from mwanagwila | Reviewed this property |
Hello Adam! it is my pleasure to hear that you what to visit Rubondo Island. how to get there, if you are travelling from Mwanza as i did you must use the ferry to get to get to Sengerema and continue to Mugaza where you... More