Rubondo Island & Lake Victoria

Rubondo Island & Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is the biggest lake in Africa. There are spectacular sunsets, traditional villages and great fishing opportunities. Rubondo Island National Park is in the south-western corner of the lake about 150 km west of Mwanza. It provides an unforgettable experience for visitors, combining the breathtaking panorama of a forest refuge with the relaxing serenity of sandy lake-shore beaches.

  • Big game:Good
  • Birding: Excellent
  • Best time to visit Rubondo and Lake Victoria: All year is excellent tough it rains in April and May.
  • How to get to Rubondo and Lake Victoria: you can drive or fly.
  • Safari types available: boat safaris, walking safaris and fishing.

Rubondo is home to several large mammals such as Sitatunga (a swamp-dwelling antelope), chimpanzees, hippos, colobus, and suni antelope.

Rubondo Island is superb for for birders, with 430 species documented on the island including the highest density of fish eagles anywhere in the world.

Main visitors are mainly game fishermen and bird enthusiasts so this area is not that busy.


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  • How to get there: Drive, Fly, Ferry
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    United Kingdom, Aug 2013

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    United States of America, Jun 2013

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    United States of America, Sept 2013

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    Belgium, Oct 2013

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    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

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    Australia, Oct 2013

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    United Kingdom, Dec 2013