Rubondo Island

National Park

Rubondo Island National park

Welcome to Rubondo Island

Rubondo Island was gazetted officially as National Park in 1977. It is an important breeding ground for both migratory bird and fish species especially Tilapia and Nile perch as for a long time it stood to be the only area in the waters of Lake Victoria which was well protected and preserved.


Rubondo Island National Park, located in Tanzania on Rubondo Island in Lake Victoria, experiences a tropical climate with two distinct seasons. The rainy season typically occurs from March to May and November to December, characterized by higher rainfall and occasional thunderstorms. The dry season, which spans from June to October and January to February, features lower rainfall and drier conditions. The temperatures on the island are generally warm throughout the year, with average highs ranging from 26°C to 30°C (79°F to 86°F). It’s worth noting that the climate can vary, and it’s always a good idea to check the current weather conditions before visiting.

Park Attractions

The park is bestowed with magnificent attractions that tourist can enjoy these include diversity of wild life including elephants, giraffes, bushbucks, hippos, yellow-spotted otters, crocodiles, chimpanzee, sitatunga and offers best fish breeding sites. other attractions are birds diversity with more than 400 species of nesting birds resides the park. The grey parrot, introduced in 2000 when 34 birds were rescued from illegal trade, is a spectacular newcomer. Another noisy specimen is the African fish eagle.

Chimpanzees – currently being habituated – few Chimps are now used for tourism Habituation Experience (CHEX). One can travel by car to Chimps’ areas and joining chimps’ habituation crew and be a part of habituators.

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