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Address: Rubondo Island, Rubondo Island, Tanzania
Phone Number: 255 272 503 471
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We had visited Rubondo Island National Park, and in the end it was worth the effort of getting there. Our frustrations: getting up to date information on this place was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2016
Nicole N
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Edmonton, Canada
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Mwanza, Tanzania
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Great Nature and Greenery ,enjoyed a lot there ,you should must visit if you get time ,I should you will enjoy too

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Edmonton, Canada
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

We had visited Rubondo Island National Park, and in the end it was worth the effort of getting there. Our frustrations: getting up to date information on this place was horrible. I had emailed the Tanzania Parks Authority a week prior to going there and hadn't gotten a response. If you're travelling without a cell phone its difficult to get... More 

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Austin, Texas
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118 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Flagstaff, Arizona
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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232 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 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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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 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
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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