Rubondo Island Camp, Rubondo Island National Park
Rubondo Island Camp overlooks the vast waters of Lake Victoria. As the only camp in the wild and virtually uninhabited Rubondo Island National Park, it is a truly special place to experience.
The park is a haven for chimpanzees — introduced as part of a groundbreaking rehabilitation project in the 1960s — as well as elephants, giraffes, hippos and shy sitatunga antelopes.
The pristine Rubondo Island is 75 percent forest, which guests can explore on drives and walks while learning about the animals and plants that make up this extraordinary protected ecosystem. Wake up to the serene lake views from your beachfront cottage and enjoy catch-and-release-fishing the massive Nile perch and tilapia that dwell in the surrounding waters in the afternoon. Spend a night in our fly camp immersed in the forest wilderness.
Rubondo Island Camp at a Glance
Open: June to March
Closed: April to May
Rubondo: 20-minute drive from camp
Children aged five and older
Accommodation & Amenities
8 rooms (including 1 four-sleeper family room and a honeymoon suite)
Complimentary laundry service
WiFi in main areas
Do yourself a favor and book this camp. It’s beyond fantastic! At every turn you will be surprised and delighted by the very special team at Rubondo Island Camp. The accommodations are beautiful and the service is exceptional! We trekked chimpanzees and caught Nile Perch and the team helped us create lasting memories of this wonderful place. This s the standout in a 28 day safari. Wow! Great location and can’t say enough about the way the team took care of us. Thank you so much! We will return. - Kim M
We spent the last three days of our safari at Rubondo Island Camp. The setting is magical. We were the only guests there and received a very warm welcome. Although it felt a bit unusual to have so many staff be so very attentive, it was lovely. Our guide Issac was fantastic and very knowledgable. We had fire side cocktails on the beach at night, did a boat safari and saw crocodiles, hippos and many birds. We did a walking safari and were able to see even more and then we had a driving safari after which there was a surprise sunset reception on a remote beach with cocktails and snacks. On our last evening we also had a romantic dinner pool side. That night all staff came out and sang and danced for us. Unforgettable! - Henrike R
At every turn the team at Asilia’s Rubondo Island Camp provide a personalized experience that cannot be adequately described. Don’t miss this amazing place. It was the perfect place for a 3 day stay to culminate a lovely safari experience. I won’t say exactly what makes it so special because the surprise is half of the fun. We caught large Nile Perch, Trekked Chimpanzees and enjoyed this beautiful island retreat for just two nights and wished we had at least one more. There is no comparable stay in Africa. Service is beyond excellent! We will return. - 1214kimm1214