Rubondo Island Park

Park establishment Rubondo Island National Park was gazetted in 1977. It is an important breeding ground for both migratory birds and fish species (especially Tilapia and Nile perch) as for a long time it stood to be the only area in the waters of Lake Victoria which was well protected and preserved. Wildlife About 80% of the park is covered by a dense forest thus providing a variety of habitats to wildlife ranging from savannah, open woodland, papyrus swamps to dense forest. These habitats form a home for various wild creatures such as sitatunga, bushbucks, velvet monkeys, genet cats, spotted necked otters, hippopotamus and crocodiles which share the ecological niches with introduced species such as chimpanzees, elephants, giraffes, black and white colubus monkeys, suni and African grey parrots. The park is famous by holding a variety of migratory birds from different parts of the world and some birds native to the area are in Emin Pasha Gulf with the African fish eagles distinctly appreciated.

Location

The park is located on the south-western corner of Lake Victoria in Geita region about 150 km (95 miles) west of Mwanza city. The Lake (Victoria) is the second largest lake in the world. The Lake is also the source of the longest river in the world, River Nile.

Size

The park has 456.8 km2 of which 236.8 km2 is dry land and 220 km2 is water comprising of 11 small islets of varying sizes.

During all game drive safaris you will be guided by a safari ranger. You will be advised when to take photographs and other important details in your final Itinerary program. We use VHF Radio and have a rescue program when need arises.
Zumbe Safaris uses 4x4 Land cruiser safari vehicle, you will reach your destination park or attraction on time without compromising comfort and safety. Every details will be given to you final itinerary program. All our vehicles have open roof for photography and game viewing hence enhancing your safari experience while on safari.
Accommodation are as per your Itinerary program, we offer 3 types of accommodation Budget Camping, Lodge Safaris and Luxury Tented