Rubondo Island National Park

Rubondo, being the biggest island national park has a lot to offer in its uniqueness. The island is filled with many attractions including a variety of birds, Crocodile island, animal species, beautiful beaches and cultural sites. It is the perfect place to have a view of Lake Victoria.

Saanane Island National Park

Located at 2 km South West from Mwanza City Center lies the amazing rocky island. The park is filled with wild animals like Impala, Rock Hyrax, Velvet Monkeys “De-brazas Monkey”, Reptiles, crocodiles, Monitor Lizards, Agama Lizards, Snakes particularly Python. The aquatic part of the Park contains a variety of fisheries life, mainly Tilapia and Nile Perch.

When to visit?

All year

High Season

June to March

Itinerary Highlights

  • Itinerary Code: GY/5275
  • Duration:  3 Days
  • Category:  Great Lake, Cultural tourism
  • Destinations: Mwanza
  • Attraction: Lake Victoria, Wildlife species
  • Budget Level:  Standard
  • Tour Guides Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian,
  • Start in: Mwanza
  • End in: Mwanza
  • Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with ultraviolet radiation filtering etc.
  • Extra info:  guides will escort you along your whole safari.

Day 1: Transfer from Mwanza to Saanane National Park

  • Take a short boat ride from Park’s office to the island.
  • A boat cruise along the lake enjoying the view.
  • Game viewing to spot animals like Buffalo, Bushbuck, Dik-dik, elephant, Eland, Impala, Black Rhino, Topi, Warthog, Wildebeest, Zebra, and Monkeys like Patas and Vervet, Giraffe, Porcupine and Crocodiles.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in view of the lake.
  • Drive back to Mwanza.

Day 2: Transfer from Mwanza to Rubondo National Park

  • Get to the park from Mwanza by either drive or flight.
  • View the gulfs of Irumo and Kamea.
  • See wild animals like  Sitatunga, Giraffes, Hippos, Bushbucks, Pythons, Crocodiles, Elephants,  Chimpanzees (not fully habituated), Bush pigs and Suni.
  • Bird watching of nearly 400 species.
  • Have lunch and a little sightseeing.
  • Head back to Mwanza.

Day 3: Transfer to Sukuma land

  • Drive from Mwanza toKisesa village (sukuma land) to see the cultural lifestyle of sukuma people.
  • Tour to the  Kageye historical site to learn about history.
  • Visit to the traditional healer who uses different traditional medicines to cure various diseases.
  • Practice the local traditional dance of the sukuma.
  • Have a local lunch in Kisesa village.
  • Visit to Kayenze fishing village.
  • Drive back to Mwanza.

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PRICE INCLUDES

  • National park entrance fees.
  • Full board accommodation on tour
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide
  • Transport based on an excellent 4*4 Vehicle rebuilt for Safari
  • Game drives as per the Itinerary
  • Complimentary bottle of water the first and second day
  • Government taxes

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • International flights
  • Transport outside the itinerary schedule
  • Departure taxes
  • Tips for drivers (highly recommended)
  • Visa, Travel Insurance (we can help arrange for them)
  • Expenditures of personal nature like drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.

 

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Tailor Made Programs

We specialize in customizing your safari to suit your experience and budget expectations.

Experienced Guides for Unlimited Game Viewing

We use more than 10 years experienced, English speaking drivers and guides.

Reliable Safari Vehicles

All our safari vehicles are 4WD Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully furnished with bottle water

Fare Refund Policy

Our refund policy is designed in favor of the client. If the client cancels the trip with reason accepted in the policy, we will refund all money except the expenses incurred for the safari booking as explained in the policy