Life bird concerts at Rubondo Island

3 days, 2 nights tour
departure from Mwanza

Rubondo is wild, raw, pristine and therefore exciting

Two Landcruisers pick us up around 7.00 pm. It is already dark. The headlights illuminate the bush we can see in front of us. The driver next to me looks like a strong bushman from ancient times. He starts the jeep and soon he shows all the skills necessary for a wild ride through the bush that will last for half an hour. I enjoy every minute, my heart jumps in my chest when I see huge, ancient trees with dozens of ropes coming towards us when we speed up. Oh my God! I hear our clients laugh when a big tree blocks the small road. But before hitting it, there is a small road to the right. What a driver. Everybody is thrilled and when we arrive at our destination we all unanimous feel that this was the best ride of our lives”. 

Located in the southwest corner of Lake Victoria, Rubondo offers a different kind of adventure then the safari circuit. Your trip starts with a wonderful boat tour (two hours). The captain will show you many species of birds on the islands you are passing. In the water, you can spot hippos or crocodiles. Sometimes they are lying motionless at the shore. When you arrive you will be taken to your bana close to the lake. Your meals are provied by the Rubondo cook and after inner your sympathetic guide will make a fire to sit and share your experiences. The next day you will enjoy a guided walk to the beautiful wetlands of two hours.  In the afternoon you will spot many animals like elephants, hippos, crocodiles, monkeys, waterbucks, impalas, giraffes and more. You will be taken back to the camp in the dark, which offers you a spectacular ride while the lights of the car show a different perspective on the raw jungle. On your third morning your talented guide will take you for a bird tour before taking the boat and head back to Mwanza.

What to do at Rubondo Island?

  • Game drive, partly in the night (spotting many birds, hippos, crocodiles, monkeys and a great variety of butterflies).
  • Bird tour
  • a walking excursion to the beautiful wetlands. When you arrive many crocodiles will hurry to get in the water and watch you from there.
  • A two hour boat tour to spot birdlife, hippos and crocodiles from the waterside
  • historical places like Ntugamirwe or Altare.
  • relax and sit around the fire in the evening


  • entree park fee
  • walking fee
  • accommodation in banda at the lake
  • boat tour
  • all excursions
  • all transport to and on Rubondo and back to Mwanza
  • a cook
  • all food & drinks (tea, coffee, juice and water) provided by the Rubondo cook


  • tips for guide and cook
  • alcoholic and soft drinks


$ 1.151 pp: 1 person
$ 713 pp: 2 people
$ 563 pp: 3 people
$ 494 pp: 4 people
$ 455 pp: 5 people
$ 427 pp: 6 people