TANZANIA: Rubondo Island National Park & Ukerewe Island

Rubondo Island National Park is one of two Tanzanian National Parks located on an island in Lake Victoria the other being Saanane Island National Park. The island attracts a small number of visitors each year, mainly game fishermen and bird enthusiasts.

Rubondo Island is located in the south-western corner of Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Rubondo Island is about 150 km (93 mi) west of Mwanza. The main island, Rubondo is 237 km2 in size. The island protects another 11 islets, none much larger than 2 km2.

These 10 islands form the Rubondo Island National Park covering an area of 456.8 km2 (176.4 sq mi). Lake Victoria is 1,134 metres above sea level. The highest point on Rubondo is the Masa Hills in the far south, at an elevation of 1,486m, 350m above the level of the lake.

The main island measures 28 km from north to south and is 3–10 km…

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