In the south west corner of Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria, Rubondo Island has lain unexplored for decades. Africa’s largest island national park is home to wild chimpanzees, elephants, giraffe and the elusive sitatunga. At this time, you will not (yet) be able to see the actual chimps as researchers on the island are still habituating them to human interaction. However, you will have the opportunity to witness their natural habitats as well as speaking at length to the researchers in camp in the evenings.
The camp – the only lodging on this verdant island – immerses you in this lust and unspoilt eco-system. From its lakefront location to the ecofriendly design of the 8 cottages, the camp offers unrivalled access to this one-of-a-kind destination. With over 200 species of bird, this sub-tropical forest eco-system is pristine and is waiting to be explored; enjoy nature walks, boat excursions, swamp excursions, and fishing trips on this wild and off the beaten track island, where elephant roams wild, colourful birds and butterflies flit through the pristine indigenous rainforest and the waters teem with hippo, crocodile and the iconic Nile perch.make an Enquiry