Rubondo Island & Lake Victoria
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Rubondo Island National Park is Tanzania’s only park on Lake Victoria. It is the tenth National Park, located in the south-western corner of Lake Victoria, about 150 km (95 miles) west of Mwanza city. It provides an unforgettable experience for visitors, combining the breathtaking panorama of a forest refuge with the relaxing serenity of sandy lake-shore beaches.
It boasts a unique diversity of flora and fauna, and mammals such as Sitatunga (a swamp-dwelling antelope), chimpanzees, hippos, otters, bushbuck and vervet monkeys. Rarer sightings are marsh mongoose, genet, colobus, and suni antelope (dikdik).
The Island is a paradise for bird-lovers, with nearly 430 species documented on the island. With its geographical location in the heart of Africa, it attracts numerous resident and migrant species, with an abundance of herons, storks, egrets, ibises, cormorants, kingfishers, flycatchers, bee-eaters, hornbills and birds of prey, including the highest density of fish eagles anywhere in the world.
Main visitors are mainly game fishermen and bird enthusiasts.
Rubondo Island & Lake Victoria Locations view all
Being the largest lake in Africa and the wildest fresh water body in the world,lake Victoria is shared by three African countries namely Tanzania,Kenya and Uganda. Activities that seem to be attracting most of the tourists include fishing,boating,bird watching,tours to tribe villages, and wildlife experience in national parks such as Rubondo Island national park.
Rubondo Island, in the southwest of Lake Victoria, provideds an unforgettable experience for visitors. At 240 square km Tanzania's tenth national park combines the breathtaking natural beauty of a forest refuge with the relaxing tranquility of sandy lakeshore beaches.