Western Parks


The island camp and lodges exists alongside the 240 km² Rubondo Island from eleven small islands. The 28 km long and 10 km wide Rubondo Island consists of four formed by volcanic hills. The highest point is the 1486 meter high Msasa Hills and more than 80 percent of the island is covered with moist evergreen forests. Other habitats are deserted beaches, papyrus swamps, grasslands, miombo woodlands and the area around Lake Victoria as characteristic granite crags.

The different habitats provide a large number of plant and animal species. This is particularly apparent from the nearly 400 species of birds that fly around anywhere on the island.

Chances are that you hammer heads on the island, cormorants, herons, storks, ibises, kingfishers, geese, bee-eaters, flycatchers, parrots and birds of prey to see including the largest population of ospreys in the world gets.

As for mammals, you can on the island of elephants, giraffes, chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, meerkats, suni antelope, bushbuck and sitatunga programs. In and around the lake one hundred kilo Nile perch, Nile monitor lizards, crocodiles and large numbers of hippos. On the island live only smaller predators like tiger reuze- or genet cats, spot necked otters and marsh mongooses.