Rubondo Island Camp is part of the Asilia property collection, which holds some outstanding Tanzanian properties. With its quaint cottages secluded in unspoilt landscape, Rubondo is no exception. Although rather expensive and difficult to access, Rubondo offers some of the most unforgettable experiences in Tanzania. A wonderful destination to wind down after a Northern Circuit Tanzania safari, especially if beach resorts are not your thing. 


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Location

Set in the vast Lake Victoria, on Rubondo Island National Park, this is the only property on the island – few African properties are this isolated. The camp itself is in thick equatorial forest, just a short distance from the Lake Victoria shores. There are direct flights to Rubondo Island from Arusha and the Serengeti.

Rooms

The camp contains eight waterfront cottages designed to tie in perfectly with the natural environment, all built with local materials and with an airy, open feel.

Communal Areas

There is a large lounge area to relax in between activities, and meals are taken alfresco on the veranda. In the evening, guests are invited to have campfire drinks on the beach before heading for dinner.

Activities

Although not a premier safari location, Rubondo does offer a good selection of activities. This includes boating safaris, fishing, forest walks and hikes which allow you to take in the region’s diverse wildlife. This is one of the few locations in Tanzania where it is possible to see chimpanzees in the wild, and there is an opportunity to join Rubondo Island’s chimpanzee habituation team.

Fully inclusive

All meals
All house drinks (except champagne)
Game drives
Boating safaris
Swamp excursions
Nature walks
Chimpanzee experience (excluding permit cost ($90 per 24 hours)
Catch and release fishing
Laundry

When to go

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DRY SEASON

A brief dry interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in late March.

Its proximity to the equator means that Rubondo Island National Park has very consistent temperatures throughout the year. The high altitude (1400m/4,594ft) moderates these to a comfortable average daytime temperature of 29°C/84°F.

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first, known as the ‘long rains’ takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between November and December.

Rubondo Island is most famous for its chimpanzees. It is possible to track chimpanzees throughout the year, and on this basis we regard the park as being suitable for visiting during the vast majority of the year. It is worth bearing in mind that during the wetter months of the year, the park trails can be muddy and slippery, and thus more difficult to negotiate.

DRY SEASON

A brief dry interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in late March.

Its proximity to the equator means that Rubondo Island National Park has very consistent temperatures throughout the year. The high altitude (1400m/4,594ft) moderates these to a comfortable average daytime temperature of 29°C/84°F.

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first, known as the ‘long rains’ takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between November and December.

Rubondo Island is most famous for its chimpanzees. It is possible to track chimpanzees throughout the year, and on this basis we regard the park as being suitable for visiting during the vast majority of the year. It is worth bearing in mind that during the wetter months of the year, the park trails can be muddy and slippery, and thus more difficult to negotiate.

DRY TO WET SEASON TRANSITION

The beginning and end of the rains varies each year, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. Travel to and from lodges is potentially difficult at times. This wet season is often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain.

Its proximity to the equator means that Rubondo Island National Park has very consistent temperatures throughout the year. The high altitude (1400m/4,594ft) moderates these to a comfortable average daytime temperature of 29°C/84°F.

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first, known as the ‘long rains’ takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between November and December.

Rubondo Island is most famous for its chimpanzees. It is possible to track chimpanzees throughout the year, and on this basis we regard the park as being suitable for visiting during the vast majority of the year. It is worth bearing in mind that during the wetter months of the year, the park trails can be muddy and slippery, and thus more difficult to negotiate.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

Often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain, this period is the wettest time of the year. Please note that Rubondo Island Camp is closed over these months.

Its proximity to the equator means that Rubondo Island National Park has very consistent temperatures throughout the year. The high altitude (1400m/4,594ft) moderates these to a comfortable average daytime temperature of 29°C/84°F.

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first, known as the ‘long rains’ takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between November and December.

Rubondo Island is most famous for its chimpanzees. It is possible to track chimpanzees throughout the year, and on this basis we regard the park as being suitable for visiting during the vast majority of the year. It is worth bearing in mind that during the wetter months of the year, the park trails can be muddy and slippery, and thus more difficult to negotiate.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

Often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain, this period is the wettest time of the year. Please note that Rubondo Island Camp is closed over these months.

Its proximity to the equator means that Rubondo Island National Park has very consistent temperatures throughout the year. The high altitude (1400m/4,594ft) moderates these to a comfortable average daytime temperature of 29°C/84°F.

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first, known as the ‘long rains’ takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between November and December.

Rubondo Island is most famous for its chimpanzees. It is possible to track chimpanzees throughout the year, and on this basis we regard the park as being suitable for visiting during the vast majority of the year. It is worth bearing in mind that during the wetter months of the year, the park trails can be muddy and slippery, and thus more difficult to negotiate.

DRY SEASON

Weather conditions become more predictable during this time, and travellers can expect clear skies.

Its proximity to the equator means that Rubondo Island National Park has very consistent temperatures throughout the year. The high altitude (1400m/4,594ft) moderates these to a comfortable average daytime temperature of 29°C/84°F.

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first, known as the ‘long rains’ takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between November and December.

Rubondo Island is most famous for its chimpanzees. It is possible to track chimpanzees throughout the year, and on this basis we regard the park as being suitable for visiting during the vast majority of the year. It is worth bearing in mind that during the wetter months of the year, the park trails can be muddy and slippery, and thus more difficult to negotiate.

DRY SEASON

Weather conditions become more predictable during this time, and travellers can expect clear skies.

Its proximity to the equator means that Rubondo Island National Park has very consistent temperatures throughout the year. The high altitude (1400m/4,594ft) moderates these to a comfortable average daytime temperature of 29°C/84°F.

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first, known as the ‘long rains’ takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between November and December.

Rubondo Island is most famous for its chimpanzees. It is possible to track chimpanzees throughout the year, and on this basis we regard the park as being suitable for visiting during the vast majority of the year. It is worth bearing in mind that during the wetter months of the year, the park trails can be muddy and slippery, and thus more difficult to negotiate.

DRY SEASON

Weather conditions become more predictable during this time, and travellers can expect clear skies.

Its proximity to the equator means that Rubondo Island National Park has very consistent temperatures throughout the year. The high altitude (1400m/4,594ft) moderates these to a comfortable average daytime temperature of 29°C/84°F.

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first, known as the ‘long rains’ takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between November and December.

Rubondo Island is most famous for its chimpanzees. It is possible to track chimpanzees throughout the year, and on this basis we regard the park as being suitable for visiting during the vast majority of the year. It is worth bearing in mind that during the wetter months of the year, the park trails can be muddy and slippery, and thus more difficult to negotiate.

DRY SEASON

Weather conditions become more predictable during this time, and travellers can expect clear skies.

Its proximity to the equator means that Rubondo Island National Park has very consistent temperatures throughout the year. The high altitude (1400m/4,594ft) moderates these to a comfortable average daytime temperature of 29°C/84°F.

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first, known as the ‘long rains’ takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between November and December.

Rubondo Island is most famous for its chimpanzees. It is possible to track chimpanzees throughout the year, and on this basis we regard the park as being suitable for visiting during the vast majority of the year. It is worth bearing in mind that during the wetter months of the year, the park trails can be muddy and slippery, and thus more difficult to negotiate.

DRY SEASON

Weather conditions become more predictable during this time, and travellers can expect clear skies.

Its proximity to the equator means that Rubondo Island National Park has very consistent temperatures throughout the year. The high altitude (1400m/4,594ft) moderates these to a comfortable average daytime temperature of 29°C/84°F.

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first, known as the ‘long rains’ takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between November and December.

Rubondo Island is most famous for its chimpanzees. It is possible to track chimpanzees throughout the year, and on this basis we regard the park as being suitable for visiting during the vast majority of the year. It is worth bearing in mind that during the wetter months of the year, the park trails can be muddy and slippery, and thus more difficult to negotiate.

WET SEASON - 'SHORT RAINS'

Weather in this season can be rather unpredictable, with sunshine interspersed with occasional heavy showers and thunderstorms. Though still considered the wet season, the rains are not as intense during this period as during the long rains.

Its proximity to the equator means that Rubondo Island National Park has very consistent temperatures throughout the year. The high altitude (1400m/4,594ft) moderates these to a comfortable average daytime temperature of 29°C/84°F.

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first, known as the ‘long rains’ takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between November and December.

Rubondo Island is most famous for its chimpanzees. It is possible to track chimpanzees throughout the year, and on this basis we regard the park as being suitable for visiting during the vast majority of the year. It is worth bearing in mind that during the wetter months of the year, the park trails can be muddy and slippery, and thus more difficult to negotiate.

WET SEASON - 'SHORT RAINS'

Weather in this season can be rather unpredictable, with sunshine interspersed with occasional heavy showers and thunderstorms. Though still considered the wet season, the rains are not as intense during this period as during the long rains.

Its proximity to the equator means that Rubondo Island National Park has very consistent temperatures throughout the year. The high altitude (1400m/4,594ft) moderates these to a comfortable average daytime temperature of 29°C/84°F.

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first, known as the ‘long rains’ takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between November and December.

Rubondo Island is most famous for its chimpanzees. It is possible to track chimpanzees throughout the year, and on this basis we regard the park as being suitable for visiting during the vast majority of the year. It is worth bearing in mind that during the wetter months of the year, the park trails can be muddy and slippery, and thus more difficult to negotiate.

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