Rubondo Island National Park

Rubondo Island Camp


A Tropical Island

Overlooking Lake Victoria, Rubondo Island Camp is surrounded by tropical forests and home to all sorts of exciting wildlife including chimpanzees, elephants, giraffes and 300 species of birds.

As the only camp in the wild, you can appreciate this extraordinary ecosystem without the crowds. Eight waterfront cottages use natural colours mirroring the lake and forest providing a peaceful atmosphere. Each has a terrace facing the water where you can relax and watch island life go by. All the meals here are served alfresco in the main lodge area to the sound of the lapping waves of Lake Victoria.

Spend the afternoon relaxing in a hammock with binoculars and a bird guide or cool off in the swimming pool. When the sun dips below the horizon, watch the hippo emerge from the water to graze on the fringes of camp. A stay on Rubondo is the experience of a lifetime.


At a glance

  • Eight luxury suites

  • Swimming pool

  • Spa

  • Fly-camping

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    Chimpanzee Trekking

    Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience helping habituate the island’s chimpanzee population. As you walk through the forest tracking their progress with a knowledgeable guide, you’ll likely hear them calling to each other and they’ll hear you.

  • Rubondo Island Camp Tanzania game drive

    Forest Drives

    Head out on in an open vehicle to explore the forests of Rubondo, led by expert Asilia guides. You’ll learn about the flowers, shrubs and trees, and spot birds and animals that dwell in these forests.

  • Walking safari in Rubondo Island, Tanzania, a conservation-focused trip

    Forest Walks

    There is so much to see in this unspoilt forest that our guided nature walks can last anywhere from one hour to a full day. Guests can even opt to spend several days amid nature with an overnight stop at our treehouse or fly camp.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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