Rubondo Island Camp: Information from the owner
- Luxury Tented Camp
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About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Rubondo Island Camp, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 17 Nov 2020
Facilities at Rubondo Island Camp
- Property facilities
- 24-hour Security, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Pool, Spa
- Room facilities
- Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Bird Watching, Boating, Catch-and-release Fishing, Fine Dining, Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Garden Tours, Massages, Sailing, Walks (Guided)
- Nearby activities
- Animal Encounters, Bird Watching, Boat Cruises, Boating, Catch-and-release Fishing, Cultural Tours, Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Garden Tours, Hiking, Sea Kayaking, Walks (Guided)
- English, Swahili
Room types at Rubondo Island Camp
Family Chalet - 4 pax
The family cottage at Rubondo Island Camp features a king-sized bed, with doubles or singles available on request for the 2nd room. The chalet has an en-suite bathroom including a flush toilet and hot, running water, and is within easy reach of the main camp area, and pool. The verandah offers comfy seating and superb views of the surrounding forest and Lake Victoria.
Guest Chalet - 2 pax
Rubondo Island Camp features eight large waterfront chalets, surrounded by rolling green lawns that open onto the beachy shores of Lake Victoria. Guests can enjoy the sounds of the forest and the view of the world’s second largest lake while relaxing on the verandah of their chalets. Each chalet has a king-sized bed, enclosed by mosquito nets, and an en-suite bathroom including a flush toilet and running hot water. Shampoo, soap, conditioner, shower and body lotion and flip-flops for the sandy shores are provided for all guests.
Activities at Rubondo Island Camp
With over 300 endemic and migratory bird species, Rubondo Island is an ornithologist’s dream. December to March is best for spotting migratory birds, but with the varied habitat of the island, there is something new to record all year round.
Discover the hidden corners of the island and spot the varied aquatic life from the boat and try to catch a glimpse of the hippos, otters and monitor lizards in the water.
Chimpanzee trekking and habituation
Head out through the foliage with your trekkers and guide to seek out the island's resident wild chimpanzees and learn more about how they came to be on the island and the ongoing habituation process that is currently taking place. Although the chimps are slowly becoming adjusted to the presence of humans, sightings cannot be guaranteed.
Rubondo Island is a 25 000 hectare exclusive utopia in the south-western corner of Lake Victoria. Half Jurassic Park, half rainforest, Rubondo Island is the most unexpected adventure destination in Africa. Families of 4 with children of 5 years and over can stay in a charming hand-built cottage tucked away amongst leafy trees. Forest walks, game and bird watching, trekking through wild chimp territory and fishing for huge Nile Perch is the order of every day in this unique wonderland.
Rubondo Island offers some of the best fishing in East Africa and is renowned worldwide among anglers for the standard of the fishing guides and the opportunity to catch one of Africa’s biggest and most sought-after freshwater species – the Nile perch. Catch-and-release fishing can be done from the camp, by boat, on the beach, or from the rocky shore.
More challenging and lengthier hikes are available for the keen adventurers.
Guided walks through the lush equatorial forest can stretch from a one-hour stroll to full-day or even multi-day hikes, incorporating a stay in the exclusive tree house or a fly camp on the beach.
Asilia's expert wilderness guides take guests out on daily game drives by boat or in open vehicles. These excursions take in the exceptional scenery, diverse vegetation, and prolific bird and insect life.