Below you can find a selection of our most recent reviews and guest feedback. Happy reading!
A magical experience
We spent three days here as a birthday present to ourselves for our 50th birthdays. We could not have picked a better spot. We chose this camp based on the reviews on Tripadvisor and I am so glad we did. If you are looking for a high quality, personal safari experience this is the place to go. I cannot recommend it enough."
Traveller (US) | Stayed in July, 2013 at Naboisho Camp
Luxury in the bush
Fly Camp was my personal favorite. Roelof led an easy hike with animals, history, and botany along the way culminating at a remote camp with warm outdoor showers, excellent dinner, relaxed conversation round the fire, beautiful sunset, and a symphony of African noises. Night drives, early morning drives with breakfast along the way, Maasai Village visit and cultural exchange, large lion pride, and wake up call with hot chocolate in a huge luxurious private tent - it doesn't get any better than this!"
Cavan (US) | Stayed in July, 2013 at Naboisho Camp
Perfect place, wonderful service, unforgettable experiences
Driving around with the camp's safari vehicle is perfect for discovering the local fauna and flora, including giraffes, elephants, and some of the rarest antilopes in the world. Adventurers can track Elephant on walking safaris led by the camps experienced safari guides (special thanks to Hamza, our guide). Or why not go fishing in lake Victoria with Henk, the camp's manager, who has been a professional sports fisher for more than 15 years? The fish you will catch will be deliciously prepared by the camp's chef, who did an excellent job preparing delightful meals everyday. My personal favorite is his basil/lime sorbet, absolutely wonderful!"
Thomas (Switserland) | Stayed in July, 2013 at Rubondo Island Camp
A Slice of Paradise in Tanzania
I had the opportunity to stay at this heavenly camp for 2 nights in June 2013 - and 2 nights were just not enough. From the warmest welcome by managers Janine & Henk, to the cozy rooms, my stay here was absolutely fantastic. There is no fixed itinerary here, everything is very relaxed and laid back. The sunsets and sunrises were superb, meals were to die for, the staff so attentive and friendly - they remembered how I took my coffee after the first order. There's no way anyone can get bored. Sitting out on the viewing decks, there are hundreds of birds and butterflies providing entertainment. The nature walk was brilliant - Hamza & Habibu are 2 of the most passionate& knowledgeable guides I have ever met. The fishing excursion was heaps of fun; Henk is an extremely skilled fisherman and an afternoon on the lake is just heavenly.
The lounge area is warm and brightly decorated, making it difficult to figure out where I wanted to spend most of my time. And the pool was the afternoon chill out spot. Rubondo Island Camp is most definitely one of my top favourite spots in Africa - a paradise island that one can never get enough of. I would go back over and over and over again."
Aliya (Kenya) | Stayed in June, 2013 at Rubondo Island Camp
Visit a world resurrected: Gorongosa National Park
"The grazing herds at this national park at the Great Rift’s southern tip were once denser than those of the Serengeti but were all but destroyed during Mozambique’s long and brutal civil war. Today a pioneering restoration project financed by the US-based Carr Foundation is reintroducing zebra, buffalo and wildebeest into its vast tracts of savannah and miombo woodland, and the predators are duly following. To come here on safari now is to witness a Mozambican gem brought back to life.”"
Henry Wismayer (Guardian, UK) | Stayed in April, 2013 at Kubatana Camp
A celebration of the Maasai and the Mara
The involvement of Naboisho Camp and other camps in the welfare of the community was also apparent when I visited villages, a school and a clinic. One of the most enjoyable experiences was visiting a guiding school within the conservancy set up exclusively for Maasai students. I also enjoyed herding cattle! I found it all such an enlightening, enjoyable experience and it has changed my perception of safaris forever."
Anton Crone (South Africa) | Stayed in March, 2013 at Naboisho Camp
Outstanding pre- or post-Serengeti Safari
One of the highlights for me was a drive along one of the island tracks which is an avenue for butterfly's and a boat trip to visit a nearby island fishing community of wonderful people and Rubondo will be aiding the clinic and school in the fishing village. Go. It is ideal for a relaxing post or pre-Serengeti or Mara Safari. It's wonderful as a destination of its own. I will never forget it."
Anton Crone (South Africa) | Stayed in March, 2013 at Rubondo Island Camp
Take a chance & go here!
The island is spectacular from the moment you start flying over Lake Victoria you know you are in for something special. It is real Africa, spectacular rain forests, birds everywhere, loads of animals and incredible activities. We did boat rides to deserted beaches, walked & ran through the rain forest, fished, tracked HUGE elephants and went searching for chimps. Forget a beach add on and head to Rubondo - oh, and the lodge is top notch as well."
Tom (South Africa) | Stayed in March, 2013 at Rubondo Island Camp
An island adventure at Rubondo, feel like a true explorer
The island itself is huge, and offers a very different experience from anything else on the Eastern African trail. Covered in lush rainforest, one has the feeling of stepping back in time to an era in which explorers travelled the continent in search of adventure."
Kim (The Netherlands) | Stayed in March, 2013 at Rubondo Island Camp
Gorongosa National Park: a must-see destination
Gorongosa is without doubt one of the most scenic national parks I’ve visited, with incredible views at every turn. Throw in the tumultuous history and the success of the restoration project, as well as the great game viewing and the incredible birding, and you have a must-see destination which should be high on the list of everyone with a love for Africa. I for one am itching to return to Gorongosa…"
Leon Marais (Travel writer) | Stayed in March, 2013 at Kubatana Camp