Location: Rubondo Island Camp is located in Rubondo Island National Park, lying in the southwest corner of Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest fresh-water lake. Rubondo Island is about 150 km west of Mwanza town, and can be reached by air or by road from Mwanza with a boat transfer to the island. From the lakefront location to the eco-friendly design of the luxurious cottages in lush indigenous forest shades, Rubondo Island Camp immerses you in the unique ecosystem of the largest island national park in Africa.
Accommodation: This is a small and exclusive camp of just eight luxury cottages set 10 to 20 metres from each other, all built by hand, using traditional skills and local materials to ensure they blend seamlessly into this unspoiled landscape.
Facilities & Services: An elevated outcrop of rocks amidst scattered trees provides the perfect setting for the dining and lounge area, offering splendid views of the lake and bay. A swimming pool surrounded by decks is located close to the beach and common area. The 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. With eleven smaller islands under its wing, Rubondo protects precious fish breeding grounds; the fish in the surrounding Lake Victoria include the tasty tilapia which form the staple diet of the yellow-spotted otters, and the Nile perch some weighing more than 100kg.