Rubondo Island national park, located in the south west of the second largest Lake in the world, Lake Victoria, it is one of the Tanzania’s smallest National Parks. The park covers an area of 456.8 km. Rubondo island national park also known as The Jewel of Victoria, provides an unforgettable experience for visitors.
You will get to explore the main island and 11 smaller islets, combining the breath-taking natural beauty of a forest refuge with the relaxing tranquillity of sandy lake-shore beaches.
Rubondo island is characterized with evergreen and semi-deciduous forest, which covers about 70% of the island’s surface area. The eastern lakeshore is characterised by rocky areas and sandy beaches while the western shore supports extensive papyrus swamps, lined with date palms.
The park is home to the chimpanzees, elephants, giraffes, hippos, python, crocodiles, birdlife as well as shy sitatunga antelopes. Rubondo is the only national park on Lake Victoria and the largest island park in Africa.