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RUBONDO ISLAND - the best insider tips for vacation, holiday & travel

Tanzania, the largest country within East Africa, is more than 945,000 square kilometers in area and has a stretch of 1,400 of Indian Ocean coast line. The country that is rich in natural resources like diamonds, gemstones, coal, iron ore, etc., is also known for captivating topographical features like Lake Tanganyika, Ngorongoro Crater, Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti Park, palm fringed islands (Pemba, Zanzibar, and Mafia) and the worlds second largest body of freshwater – Lake Victoria.


John Speke was the explorer who discovered the lake in 1858 and he named it after the British ruler Queen Victoria. It is an idyllic place to do fishing, hiking, and bird watching. Rubondo Island National Park by the southern lake area is where one an observe crocodiles, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical fishes, various kinds of birds, butterflies, hippos, giraffes, elephants, and other wildlife. Climbing ancient trees that make giraffes seem small, swimming in secluded beaches, fresh water fishing, seeking out chimpanzee nests, and simply taking in the beauty of nature are just some of the many exhilarating activities that travelers can partake in. Serengeti National Park which is famous for its abundance of wildlife (zebras, black rhinos, leopards, lions, cheetah, buffalo, and wildebeests) is on the western shore of Victoria Lake.


Tanzania generally has a tropical climate but it varies depending on region and topography. Day time temperature ranges from 55- 70 °F The best time to visit Tanzania, especially Lake Victoria, is during the summer months of Oct-March. The zebra and wildebeest migration in Serengeti happens during Oct-Nov.
Malaria prophylactics and yellow fever vaccinations are required for travel to Tanzania.  

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