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


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.

Rubondo Island Camp

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.
Rubondo Island Camp

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.

Rubondo Island Camp

Ready to plan your African adventure?



We'll spend some time listening to your aspirations, then discuss the kind of experience that might suit you.



Next we'll discuss the options, shortlist the best trips for you and present you our impartial recommendations.



We'll place a 24 hour hold on your preferred option - without obligation - whilst we talk through the details.

Whatever your budget, group size, length of stay, preferred activity or appetite for adventure, we can help.

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