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Rubondo Island Camp, Asilia Africa

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Flanders, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rubondo Island camp is wonderfull to stay and the rooms are very comfortabel It is located at a beautiful beach of Victoria Lake and surrounded bij water and forest. The crew is very friendly and helpful. When you want to relax this is the place to be, although you can do differend things. We thank the Rangers and our guide... More 

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Pretoria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great experience. We had exceptional service and care from all the staff. One will have to go far to find the peace and tranquility that the island give. I will recommend Rubondo Island to anyone.

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Williston, Vermont
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

The comfortable and spacious cottages are right on the beach. The staff treat you like royalty and family all at once. The service and food are excellent, from warm greetings upon arrival to bonfire on the beach cocktail hours followed by delectable dinners with superb host/manager Daniel. Lots of rich, memorable activities with Deus and Good Luck in this special... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Having visited Asilia camps before, I had high expectations and we were not disappointed. We spent a weekend in this beautiful camp and we had entire place to ourselves for 2 out of the 3 nights. The camp offers great isolation and is located on a lovely stretch of beach and surrounded by forest. The cottages are very comfortable and... More 

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We spent 4 days at Rubondo's and had a great time discovering the island, the lake shore and doing a walking safari. The hospitality was outstanding. We particularly loved the conversation we had by the fire on the beach before dinner, where we could talk with Daniel and his staff. We joked, talked about more serious subjects and could feel... More 

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

What a fantastic trip! My husband and I went to Rubondo Island for the weekend and we had a wonderful stay! This beautiful island is picturesque and peaceful. We were treated like royalty. Daniel, the manager, was an excellent host and the staff were very attentive, helpful and friendly. Our room was huge and comfortable. I loved that all the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

We were advised by our agents to visit Rubondo Island at the end of our safari in East Africa. My wife and I were looking for an alternative to the beaches to the East. We were delighted by the location, its isolation , its fabulous level of service, its food, the personal attention by the Camp managers, and of course,... More 

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Rubondo Island Camp, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you took your agents advice and came to stay with us at Rubondo Camp as an alternative to the east coast beaches. Thanks for taking time to leave us such a glowing review. We read it out to all the staff and they greatly appreciated it. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

We finished our month long African Safari here. Reached by small plane, it was a green jungle oasis on the SW edge of Lake Victoria, Tanzania. It was lovely, quite the opposite of what we had experienced over the previous weeks. Water, fishing, sand, boats, wifi and relaxation was a much awaited treat. Charles the waiter was very attentive and... More 

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Rubondo Island Camp, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Dear Adelaide. Thanks very much for your positive review, I read your review to our camp staff and they were very excited hearing from you. Your review made the day for all our staff. Asante Sana, Warm regards Daniel, Arthur and the Rubondo Team More 

England
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

Oh, what a very special place and a beautiful setting. From the moment we arrived to when we reluctantly left, everything was perfect. The Manager Daniel has infectious enthusiasm and love for the place which really came across to us. The effort he put in to include lovely little surprises like a champagne lunch BBQ outside camp made us feel... More 

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Rubondo Island Camp, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Dear Jo. Thanks for your brilliant and motivational recommendations to us. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we are looking forward seeing you again at Rubondo. Warm regards, Daniel and the Rubondo Team More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 27 November 2015

From the moment our group left the plane the service and experience was remarkable. In addition to the lovely tents situated on a small bay the food and service was top notch. Our first night we were welcomed with drinks by the bonfire and the local hippo family emerging to graze while we relaxed and shared memories of our last... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rubondo Island - in the southwest corner of Lake Victoria - is for those seeking the thrill of adventure in a truly wild area, all but untouched by man. The camp - the only lodgings on this verdant island - immerses you in this lush and unspoilt ecosystem. From its lakefront location to the ecofriendly design of the eight fabulous cottages, the camp offers unrivalled access to this one-of-a-kind destination, where elephant roams wild, colourful birds and butterflies flit through the pristine indigenous rainforest and the waters teem with hippo, crocodile and the iconic Nile perch. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rubondo Island Camp, Asilia Africa

Address: Mwanza, Rubondo Island 90210, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Mwanza Region > Rubondo Island
Price Range: $967 - $2,203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rubondo Island Camp, Asilia Africa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“All rooms are solar powered and beach facing!”
  • Early morning Monkey greetings.
  • Sunrise kayaking!
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  • Fresh fruit as you arrive!
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 of 5 bubbles 368christyw, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“very small number of guests all rooms are good they do have afamily room.”
 of 5 bubbles Gman201255, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The tents all have views of the bay, you fall asleep to the sounds of the waves. WiFi is available in the lounge/dinning area.”
 of 5 bubbles Z2519RUjanr, 27 Nov 2015 | Read review
“All rooms great.”
 of 5 bubbles SnowbootsTravel, 23 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Watch out for the ants! Not a bad room in the camp.”
 of 5 bubbles Nikko_Traveler, 13 Aug 2014 | Read review
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