Rubondo Island Camp: Information from the owner
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For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.
|Type||Luxury Tented Camp|
|No. of rooms||8|
Main description of Rubondo Island Camp
Rubondo Island Camp: Facilities
|Room facilities||Hair Dryer, Pure Cotton Linen, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite|
|Available services||Credit Card, Airport Shuttle (Available)|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Boating, Fine Dining, Fishing, Game Walks, Kayaking, Massages, Sailing, Catch-and-release Fishing, Game Drives, Garden Tours, Cultural Tours, Kayaking / Paddling, Boat Cruises, Canoeing, Hiking, Sea Kayaking|
Room types at Rubondo Island Camp
Rubondo Island Camp features 6 large, luxury chalets. All with fantastic views of Lake Victoria. Each chalet has an en-suite bathroom including a flush toilet and running hot water. Guests can enjoy the sounds of the forest and the view of the lake whilst relaxing in their hammock found on the verandah of the chalets.
The family chalet at Rubondo Island Camp features a king sized bed, with doubles or singles available for guests individual requirements. The chalet has an en-suite bathroom including a flush toilet and running hot water. The chalet is situated closest to the main area, and pool of Rubondo Island Camp. There is a verandah that has day bed and hammock, that has views of the surrounding forest and Lake Victoria.
The Rubondo Tree House is a romantic hideaway set in the pristine forest of Rubondo Island. Guests can sleep out under the stars in a four poster king sized bed, with; copper bath, shower and en-suite toilet.
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.
Boat and Canoe trips
Discover the hidden corners of the island and soak up the tranquility of your surroundings on a canoe or kayak trip, or spot the varied aquatic life from the boat and try to catch a glimpse of the hippos, otters and monitor lizards in the water.
Explore the habitat of Rubondo’s wild chimpanzees on foot and learn more about the habituation process that is currently taking place. Although the chimps are slowly habituating to humans, these are wild animals and 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 above. and over stay in a charming hand-built cottage tucked away amongst leafy trees. Forest walks, game and bird watching, canoeing, 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, on the beach or rocks on the shore or from a boat.
Guided longer day hikes and multi-day hikes are available for keen hikers. Overnight in a fly-camp set up on the beach or on a platform in the forest.
Guided walks through the pristine equatorial forest are tailored to each guest – walks can stretch from a one-hour stroll to full-day or multi-day hikes, incorporating a stay in the exclusive tree-house or a fly camp on the beach. With the wildlife at eye-level, there is no better way to experience the wonders of the island.
Daily game drives by boat and in open vehicles are conducted by Asilia’s expert wilderness guides. These excursions take in the breathtaking scenery, diverse vegetation and prolific bird and micro life.