2 Nights/3 Days Rubondo National Park

Tariffs

Validity: 2005 - 2006
USD: $1020 per person sharing

Overview

Rubondo Island National Park lies in the southwest corner of Lake Vicoria, some 200 kms west of Serengeti. The park is quite small with a size of about 457sqkm, surrounded by lake on all sides making the park look like a floating zoo. The park can be used as a lovely retreat for visitors and offers the combination of a near perfect climate, atmospheric jungle-fringed beaches, some unusual wildlife viewing and the opportunity of exploring it all on foot or by boat. Besides the main island of 240sqkm the park comprises of 11 other small islets, none of which are larger than 2sqkm.

Wildlife numbers and variety at Rubondo are less compared to other national parks in the country. What makes Rubondo different however is the unusual viewing opportunities it gives. Most of the game viewing is done on foot or on boat, this brings one quite close to the animals. Prominent species include: Chimpanzees, Colobus Monkeys, Elephant, Giraffe, crocodile and Sitatunga. Rubondo is the only national park in the country where the Sitatunga is not as shy as elsewhere and can be viewed with relative ease.

Rubondo will be very pleasing to bird watchers. With over 225 species recorded up to now and the count is still continuing, the park is a haven for birds of aquatic and forest habitats.

PROGRAM TTL/W/03

Day 1: Flight out of Arusha departing for Rubondo. On arrival transfer to Rubondo Island Camp. Meals and overnight at camp.

Day 2: After breakfast, boat safari to Bird Islands. Spend 2-3 hours here viewing the spectacular birdlife. Some prominent species include: Fish Eagle, Goliath, Purple and Squacco Heron, long-toed Plover, blue-headed Coucal, open-billed and yellow-billed Storks, swamp Flycatcher and various weavers. After lunch spend the rest of the afternoon game viewing on a walking safari with a professional guide. Prominent species include: Chimpanzees, Colobus Monkeys, Elephant, Giraffe, crocodile. Meals and overnight at camp.

Day 3: After breakfast transfer to Rubondo airport to connect flight to Arusha and depart for your next destination.

Includes:

Air Fare Arusha-Rubondo-Arusha
2 Nights Full Board Accommodation
Excursions as mentioned in itinerary
Laundry
Park Fees

 
Excludes:

Airport tax
Airport transfers
Drinks and mineral water
Laundry and tipping
Travel/Baggage insurance
All other items of personal nature

 
Extensions:

After enjoying this short wonderful safari, you may choose to also visit the other two beautiful parks-Gombe and Katavi or alternatively fly to Zanzibar for ultimate relaxation.

This particular Itinerary can be customized to also suit your needs.

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