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Rubondo Island National Park

Wildlife Wonder In Rubondo Island

Rubondo Island National Park, located in the southwest corner of Lake Victoria, Tanzania, is a pristine haven of unparalleled biodiversity. Encompassing 456 square kilometres, it's primarily a lush, dense forest, home to a myriad of wildlife including chimpanzees, elephants, and giraffes, alongside countless bird species, making it a birdwatcher's paradise.

This secluded island sanctuary, largely untouched by human footprints, offers a unique opportunity for ecotourism. Activities range from bird watching and game drives to fishing and guided forest walks, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in its tranquil wilderness. Rubondo Island is not just a national park; it's a vital conservation effort, preserving the delicate balance of lake and forest ecosystems.

Simba Safaris – Tanzania – East Africa, has Followed this simple yet successful formula for over Fifty years and it has earned us a reputation as the finest luxury safari operator in East Africa. Despite the challenging global situation, we have no plans to change our “modus operandi” and we plan to enhance it further.


We share the Heart of Tanzania with every Guest and bring its warmth to you – the adventurer!

Firoz Simba
Founder, Simba Safaris

In our hearts beats a deep love for Tanzania, a place we hold in the highest regard. Our mission is to share the warmth and friendly spirit of the Tanzanian communities with every guest who goes on this incredible journey. To achieve this, we've assembled a team of expert hosts, guides, and excursion managers who share our passion for this country. It's our dream and privilege to open its entrances to people from around the world. We eagerly anticipate the day we welcome you to Tanzania, to share the special gift that is this extraordinary land.

things to do

Rubondo Island Park

Explore pristine wilderness, spot chimpanzees, enjoy bird watching, engage in fishing adventures, and embark on guided nature walks in Rubondo Island.

  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Cruise
  • Bush Meals
  • Cultural Tours
  • Canoeing
Nature's Spectacle Revealed

Explore Rubondo Island In Simba's Way

Discover Rubondo Island National Park uniquely with Simba Safaris. Our commitment to personalized experiences means your journey is extraordinary. Seasoned guides with deep local knowledge ensure exclusive access to prime wildlife spots. Rely on us to tailor every moment to your preferences, making your exploration of Rubondo Island truly exceptional and unforgettable.

Rubondo Island National Park

When To Visit

Rubondo Island welcomes visitors throughout the year, with a brief rainy season. For pristine safari views, the ideal time is the dry season from June to October. This period ensures unspoiled landscapes and exceptional game viewing. Animals gather around water sources, offering travelers outstanding wildlife viewing opportunities.

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  • June
  • July
  • Aug
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  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • Green Season
  • Long Rain Season
  • Dry Season
  • Short Rain Season
Diverse Wilderness Wonders

Wildlife In Rubondo Island

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Rubondo Island


Rubondo Island is nestled in Lake Victoria, the world's second-largest freshwater lake, and is part of Tanzania. Its remote location contributes to its untouched and pristine condition, offering a tranquil retreat into nature.

What makes Rubondo Island so special is its status as a refuge for endangered species and a center for conservation research. The island hosts a variety of habitats, from dense forests to wetlands, providing a haven for wildlife. Its efforts in reintroducing and protecting species such as chimpanzees and elephants are particularly noteworthy, making it a living laboratory for ecological and conservation studies.

The island's rich biodiversity includes rare and endangered species. Visitors can expect to see chimpanzees, elephants, giraffes, and sitatunga antelopes. The birdlife is spectacular, with over 300 species recorded, making it a birdwatcher's paradise.

The ideal times to visit Rubondo Island are during the dry seasons, from June to August and December to February. These periods offer more favorable weather for wildlife spotting and outdoor activities.

Despite its remote location, Rubondo Island offers accommodation options ranging from luxury eco-lodges to basic campsites. These facilities are designed to blend with the natural environment, ensuring a comfortable stay while minimizing human impact on the ecosystem.

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