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 Lake Victoria was named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom by John Hanning Speke who was the first European to discover the lake. Lake Victoria is Africa's largest lake and the world's largest tropical lake. 

Rubondo Island is tucked in the southwest corner of Lake Victoria and is more than a water wonderland. Deserted sandy beaches nestle against a cloak of virgin forest, where dappled bushbuck move silent through a maze of tamarinds, wild palms, and sycamore figs. Birds are everywhere. Flocks of African grey parrots, herons, storks and spoonbills are just a few species that can be spotted. A number of indigenous mammal species - hippo, vervet monkey, genet and mongoose share this protected habitat with introduced species such as chimpanzee, black-and-white colobus, elephant and giraffe.

This unique corner of Africa is more importantly set-aside as a refuge for wildlife, a sanctuary to be enjoyed by just a handful of fortunate and intrepid  travellers staying at the magical Rubundo Island Camp.



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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic Southern Tanzania

Nights: 8 | from £4,330pp

Track thrilling African wildlife in solitude on a safari circuit for connoisseurs, visiting two of Tanzania’s most beautiful and game-rich parks – but... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Safari & Wildlife

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Luxury Small Group Journey - Tanzania Safari in Style 2017

Nights: 7 | from £5,995pp

Embark on an authentic Tanzanian safari adventure, with wildlife opportunities in Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, and stay in luxurious... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Luxury Small Group Journey - Climb Kilimanjaro: Summiting the Machame Route

Nights: 8 | from £3,725pp

Ascend soaring Mount Kilimanjaro with more days to acclimatize and an excellent summit rate thanks to your A&K team, viewing highland montane, volcanic... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Adventure & Culture

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Remote Western Tanzania: Mahale and Katavi

Nights: 8 | from £5,435pp

An off-the-beaten track safari which takes you to one of Tanzania’s most remote but wildlife-rich National Parks and on to Mahale for the privilege of... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Safari & Wildlife

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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

Nights: 9 | from £4,979pp

A 9 night trip to climb and summit Kilimanjaro travelling up the Machame Route with an expert guide to assist along the way. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Rubundo Island Camp, Lake Victoria

Rubundo Island Camp is a unique experience located on the largest island national park in Africa. Only an hour away by flight from the dusty plains of... Find out more

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The Residence, Zanzibar

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Stay at The Residence on Zanzibar between now and the 6th January 2018 and receive a 35% discount if you book before the 31st March 2017. Minimum 3 night stay. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Fly to

Kilimanjaro (for Northern Tanzania), Dar es Salaam via Nairobi (for Selous, Ruaha, Zanzibar)

Flying time

11 hours 30 minutes including transit stop

Time difference

GMT +3 hours

Visas

Required for UK passport holders

Health requirements

Yellow fever certificate required

Best time to travel

December - March, July - October

Weather

Due to Tanzania's proximity to the equator the climate is generally warm year round ranging between 25°C to 32°C, there are however regional variations. With two rain seasons, the long rains fall in April and May (into early June) and the short rains falls in October and November. The best times to travel are December, January, February or late June to early October.

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