Rubondo Island National Park

 

Rubondo Island National park comprises Rubondo Island and nine smaller islands tucked into a corner of Lake Victoria making it the only island park in Tanzania. The park provides a variety of habitants, ranging from savannah to open woodland, dense forest, papyrus swamps and sandy beaches. Covering an area of 240 square kilometers, Rubondo boasts a unique diversity of flora and fauna. There is also a wide variety of animal species, including hippo, crocodile, bushbuck, sitatunga, giraffe, elephant, chimpanzees, and velvet monkeys. The bird life is unique, with birds from east, central and southern breed they include ibises, storks, egrets, kingfishers, flycatchers and bee-eaters among others. Tilapia and Nile perch are plentiful.

The Rubondo National Park
The Sitatunga 'Tragelaphus Spekei' is an aquatic antelope which inhabits swamps. It has long splayed-out hoofs.
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