Rubondo Island National Park
About the park
Landing on Rubondo is like stepping out of a time machine into Jurassic Park.
The pristine tropical forests, beaches and lakes are all yours to explore; the island doesn’t have human inhabitants. The pristine tropical forests, beaches and lakes are all yours to explore; the island doesn’t have human inhabitants.
You find this unsploit wilderness in the southwest corner of the large, shallow Lake Victoria, bordered by Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. The hilly island has some open areas – mostly papyrus swamps and long grass plain – but over 80% is dominated by forest.
Before the 1960’s one wouldn’t stand a chance of spotting picture perfect safari wildlife. It was Professor Bernard Grzimek – famous for putting the Serengeti under worlwide attention – who included Rubondo in a mammal rescue project as a reaction to poaching and shrinking environments.
And so, in the 60’s and 70’s, the remote human and predator-free Rubondo became the perfect refuge for the introduction of large mammals such as rhinoceros, elephants, roan antelopes, chimpanzees and giraffes. Unfortunately poachers got wind of it and wiped out of the rhino and roan antelope populations, but various other species became often-encountered residents.
We specialize in a tailor made independent safari select programmes, that is absolutely responsive to our Client’s tastes, preferences and highly considerable to value for money.