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Rubondo Island National Park

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Address: Rubondo Island, Rubondo Island, Tanzania
Phone Number: 255 272 503 471
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Beautiful Island in Tanzania

Great views, great wildlife, just beautiful. Fish poaching is an issue that the local government really needs to deal with.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2014
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great views, great wildlife, just beautiful. Fish poaching is an issue that the local government really needs to deal with.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Rubondo Island hosts a wealth of wildlife from monkeys to elephants, my stay here was a true break from reality. Lovely, hospitable, and enticingly exotic, I enjoyed this long-lost treasure much more than other more tourist-filled attractions. I was able to see the island from a boat tour, which I highly suggest. It was easy to get close to shore... More 

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

we loved the place and the wonderful hospitality of the management and our guide Habibu. Especially the freedom to make walking safaris and see the smaller wildlife close up, whilst keeping a careful distance from elephants, hippos and crocs! We were disappointed to see widespread poaching of the dwindling fish stocks going on in the protected areas of the lake... More 

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Arusha, Tanzania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Fantastic place to relax and switch off after a Safari. Very exclusive as no other lodge or camp on the island. Great for birding, walking and just taking a deep breath in the heart of nature!

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Mauritius
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192 reviews 192 reviews
16 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is a magic little island, been here a few times and you can stay in the main camp on all inclusive rates with comfortable rooms with a restaurant, bar and small pool or in a more basic and very rustic self catering camp were you bring your own food and drink and cook your food on the fire. The... More 

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Nijmegen, Nederland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Rubondo Island is a great national park to visit. The boat-safari was great! We saw a lot of animals en beautifull birds. We also did a walking safari which was great to see more of the island and the nature. We stayed in cabana's and from there we could see the lake with hippo's in it.The rangers were really friendly.... More 

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Mwanza, Tanzania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Rubondo is different national park from others, because you can enjoy different activities in the same time, Walking safari, Fishing and others

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Arusha, Tanzania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

My wife and I went to Rubondo Island for our wedding anniversary. We have done missionary work for the last 28 years and have visited nearly all of the national parks in both Tanzania and Kenya. But Rubondo is different from them all. First of all, we traveled from Mwanza to Geita and then a National Park Boat ranger came... More 

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Arusha, Tanzania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Lake Victoria and Rubondo Island is a part of Tanzania that is well worth to visit, Fantastic birdlife and very friendly park wardens.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This park is a great off-the-beaten-track location in a very accessible area. The history of the park is interesting in itself. Apparently in 1960 a European scientist managed to convince the Tanzanian government to turn Rubondo Island into a "noah's arc" for many of Tanzania's wild animals. He subsequently introduced species of giraffe, rhino, predators, and chimpanzees among others. Sadly,... More 

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