Home to wild chimpanzees
Rubondo Island lies in the southwest corner of the famous Lake Victoria, the second largest lake in the world. The park comprises Rubondo and eleven smaller islands covering 457 sq km. Rubondo Island Camp is the only lodge on the island.
If you’re a seasoned adventure traveller or safari goer who has seen it all, just wait until you lay eyes on Rubondo Island Camp with its unrivalled access to this one-of-a-kind destination. Lush indigenous forest shades the private cottages, each crafted by hand from local materials, to ensure they blend seamlessly into this unspoiled landscape, while through the trees Lake Victoria winks her welcome. A hammock sways in the gentle breezes coming in off the Lake, while the swimming pool vies for your attention.
Rubondo Island Camp offers forest walks, game-watching, birding excursions, canoe trips, trekking through wild chimpanzee territory, catch-and-release fishing and a host of other eco-sensitive activities. Bar a handful of park wardens, wildlife researchers and camp staff, the island is uninhabited by humans. This unique corner of Africa is more importantly set-aside as a refuge for wildlife, a sanctuary to be enjoyed by just a handful of fortunate and intrepid travellers.
This is one of the most undisturbed ecosystems in Africa, a paradise left to its own devices for decades, and today, one of the most remarkable wilderness destinations on the planet.
Why we like it
- 25,000 acres of pristine wilderness
- Wild and untamed
- One-of-a-kind destination
- Hike to see wild chimpanzees
- Be one of a privileged few guests