What we love about Rubondo Island Camp
It's a chimp haven - The park that surrounds Rubondo Island Camp introduced a groundbreaking initiative in the 1960s to rehabilitate the chimpanzee population of the area.
Plenty to explore on foot - Rubondo Island consists of 75% forest. It's an incredible ecosystem to explore with knowledgeable experts on a walking safari.
Lake views - Fall asleep and wake up beside the serene lake right outside the front door of your luxury cottage, and enjoy catch-and-release fishing of massive Nile Perch that live in the water.
Rubondo Island Camp consists of eight cottages on the waterfront, including one larger family cottage. Hand-built, the cottages have high ceilings and windows.
All have en-suite bathrooms with hot running water and flushing toilets.
Each cottage has a peaceful terrace overlooking the lake - the perfect perch to watch the island life go by with a drink in your hand.
Activities at Rubondo Island Camp
There are many activities at Rubondo Island Camp, on both water and land.
Here are a few of our favourites:
- Chimpanzee Habituation Experience - walk through the forest tracking the chimps with a knowledgeable guide.
- Forest drives or walks - Spend as much time as you like amongst the trees, learning about the ecosystems and nature that resides there.
- Boat trips and fishing - be sure to keep an eye out for any crocodiles and hippos whilst freshwater fishing in the river.
When to Travel
Rubondo is fairly consistent in temperature throughout the year - ranging on average from a high of 25˚C to 32˚C and a low of 15˚C to 20˚C.
The best time to visit is during the dry season from July to October.
Rubondo is a tropical island so rain is to be expected - but the camp is closed during the rainiest season from April to May.