Lake Zone Circuit

Rubondo Island National Park

Rubondo Island National Park is a water wonderland comprising Rubondo Island and nine smaller islands tucked into a corner of Lake Victoria north-west of Mwanza. The park provides a variety of habitats ranging from savannah to open woodland, dense forest, papyrus swamps and sandy beaches. There is also a wide variety of animals including:-

  • Bushbuck
  • Crocodile
  • Elephant
  • Genet
  • Giraffe
  • Hippo
  • Mongoose
  • Vervet monkey
  • The reclusive sitatunga – a shaggy coated aquatic antelope.
  • The birdlife is unique with bee-eaters, fish eagle, heron, ibis, malachite kingfishers, paradise flycatchers, spoon-billed and saddle-billed stork flocking to ' Bird Island ' to breed.

Size

457 sq km [176 sq miles]

Location & Getting There

Located Northwest Tanzania, 150 km [95 miles] west of Mwanza.Scheduled flights from Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Mwanza in peak season, charter flights only in low season.By road from Mwanza and then boat transfer.

What to do

  • Honeymooners
  • Bird watchers
  • Sport fishing
  • Hikers and Boat racers
  • Company retreats
  • Fishing boat

When to go

  • Dry season, June-August. Wildflowers and butterflies
  • Wet season November-March
  • December- February best for migratory birds.
  • Please check for available tour packages here

Saanane Island National Park

Saanane Island, in Lake Victoria Lake Victoria, one of the African Great Lakes named after Queen Victoria by the explorer John Hanning Speke, who was the first European to discover it. Saanane is the smallest national park in Tanzania covering an area of only 0.7 sq km and it is a home to:-

  • Agama lizards
  • Clawless otter
  • Crocodile
  • Impala
  • Monitor lizard
  • Python
  • Rock hyrax
  • Tortoise
  • Vervet and de brazza monkey
  • Wild cat
  • Over 40 type of resident and migratory birds

Size

0.7 sq km

Location & Getting There

Located Northwest Tanzania, 150 km [95 miles] west of Mwanza.Scheduled flights from Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Mwanza in peak season, charter flights only in low season.By road from Mwanza and then boat transfer.

What to do

  • Honeymooners
  • Bird watchers
  • Sport fishing
  • Hikers and Boat racers
  • Company retreats
  • Fishing boat

When to go

  • Dry season,June-august.wildflowers and butterflies
  • Wet season November-March
  • December- February best for migratory birds.
  • Please check for available tour packages here