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Rubondo National Park
Rubondo Island National Park has
an area of 240 square km and is surrounded by about a dozen smaller
islets that belong to the park. Unlike other parks, cars are prohibited
on the island hence there are guided tours led by park rangers
who are usually armed. A peaceful paradise with untouched beaches,
bird-rich marshes and rare animal species. Here you can go on
foot or by boat. This is the only good place in Tanzania to find
sitatunga, East Africa's only truly amphibious antelope. There
are also other antelopes, vervet monkeys, small carnivores, hippos,
crocodiles, reptiles and at least 200 bird species. There are
also chimpanzees (unhabituated), elephant, colobus monkeys and
giraffe, but you are less likely to see them. It is also possible
to go fishing for the Nile Perch.
Island in the Lake Victoria (the World's second largest Lake),
north west of Mwanza. Reachable by flight from Arusha or Mwanza.
Or by road from Mwanza to Nkome and then a 2 hour boat transfer.
Things to Do:
Nature Walks, Fishing, Boat Excursions.
Time to visit:
Dry season, June-August. Wildflowers and butterflies
Wet season November-March. December- February best for migratory
birds. At least 3 nights stay.
Animals include: Hippos, crocodiles, Vervet monkeys, Marsh mongooses,
Genets and Pythons. Several other animals have been transplanted
into the Island including: Giraffes, Elephants, Rhinos, black
and white Columbus monkeys and Chipanzees.
The birdlife is unique with birds from east, central and southern
Africa flocking to "bird island" to breed.
Bee eaters, Fish eagle, Saddle-billed stork, Kingfisher will be
seen while Tilapia and Nile purch in the lake.
For safari packages,
please visit Western
Circuit Safaris section on Packages page
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