Rubondo island national park in the southwest corner of Lake Victoria is one of the country’s least visited national parks. The exciting thing about this island is the presence of chimpanzees, which were relocated here to provide them with a sanctuary. They are presently being habituated to human presence and it is anticipated that visiting them will soon become an excellent experience.
The island itself is an intriguing mix of tropical forest on the lower levels, topped by open grasslands. There is a good range of wildlife including elephants, giraffes, hippos and sitatungas. The park is famous by holding a variety of migratory birds from different parts of the world and some birds native to the area and the African fish eagles distinctly appreciated.
The park is located on the south-western corner of Lake Victoria in Geita region about 150 km (95 miles) west of Mwanza city. The Lake (Victoria) is the second largest lake in the world. The Lake is also the source of the longest river in the world, River Nile.
Some of the lodges and hotels located on Rubondo Island naitional park include the following: