Rubondo Island National Park is the largest Island National Park in the world and is an untouched sub tropical forest, protected by the lake that surrounds it. Surrounded by beaches and rocky coves this primarily forest covered island offers some of the most untouched wilderness in Africa. The pristine forest is the habitat of wild chimpanzee, introduced here in the 60′s to benefit from it’s remote, protected habitat. The island also features elephant and giraffe, dwarfed by ancient trees in the shadow of which lurk bushbuck and genet. Vervet monkey cavort amid the leaves and toward the lakeshore, the elusive sitatunga antelope hides in papyrus swamp; crocodile lie in wait along the shore and hippo crash through the shallows. The birdlife alone, comprising over 200 species, is enough to get the most discerning birder twitching. The waters around the island are rich with fish including Tilapia and the sizeable Nile Perch. This is virgin paradise; uninhabited for decades.
Rates include Full board accommodation, all drinks (except champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits), game drives, boating safaris, swamp excursions, nature walks, chimpanzee experience, fishing & fishing permits (only in 2014), dhow sailing and kayaks, transfers to/from Rubondo airstrip and laundry service.
Rates exclude Park/conservancy fees (US$ 30 per person), TDL ($1.50 per person per night), TANAPA Chimp Permit (should they be introduced), exclusive fishing boat hire (details under Activities), flying doctors/medical evacuation insurance, flights & airport taxes, gratuities, items of personal nature. Note: Rates do not include the use of a private vehicle.