Rubondo can be accessed by plane from mainland Tanzania, affording spectacular views over Lake Victoria. Scheduled flights operate from many locations in Tanzania, including Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Arusha and also the Serengeti. It is also possible to fly here directly from Kigali in Rwanda if you wanted to combine Rubondo Island with a visit to the gorillas.
Arusha is located in a wide expanse of fertile volcanic land in the foothills of Kilimanjaro’s little brother, Mount Meru. Arusha is the starting point for Tanzania’s Northern Circuit safaris. Arusha is at the heart of Tanzanias safari industry – virtually everyone visiting Tanzania’s Northern parks will travel through this town.