Rubondo National Park, Tanzania, the bright green gem Island.
Size:240 sq km (93 sq miles).
Location:Northwest Tanzania, 150 km (95 miles) west of Mwanza.
How to get there:Scheduled flights from Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti
and Mwanza in peak season, charter flights only in
low season. By road from Mwanza and then
boat transfer. Contact the park for transport details.
To do:Walking safaris, boat excursions, sport fishing,
chimpanzee treks, plans for canoe trips.
Wildlife:Yellow-spotted otters, Nile perch, Hippopotamus,
Vervet, monkey, Genet, Mongoose, Bushbuck, Sitatunga.
Birds:African grey parrot, Malachite kingfisher, Paradise flycatcher,
Herons, Storks, Spoonbills, Fish eagle.
Best time:Dry season, June-August. Wildflowers and butterflies,
wet season November-March. December-February
best for migratory birds.
One luxury tented camp, park bandas and campsite.
Download here a pdf with a
more detailed description of this park.