Asilia Africa opens the Tree House at Rubondo Island Camp

This month, Rubondo Island Camp opened their unique and romantic tree house sleep out. Guests make their way to the tree house at dusk and enjoy a sundowner, followed by a romantic picnic style supper with chilled sparkling wine up in the trees. There is no electricity (only mobile solar lamps) in the tree house, so it’s early to bed with just the sound of the waves lapping against the shore and the sounds of the night, to lull you to sleep.

With almost 180° views across the jungle and the lake you literally enjoy birds-eye views of the pristine natural surroundings. A large window through the foliage opens out on a magnificent view over Lake Victoria to a rocky point where large flocks of birds gather. 

The tree house is an easy thirty-metre walk from the end of Rubondo Island Camp’s private beach along a jungle path to a wooden walkway that gradually climbs upwards against a steep hillside towards the tree canopy. At the end of the walkway a circular platform extends out from a lichen-covered rock-face and is surrounded by wild fig trees, hanging vines and jungle creepers. The bedroom itself is an entirely open structure with a mosquito net romantically swathing the bed. The tree house has all the comforts of the main camp including a hot shower, large copper tub, en-suite flushing loo and an antique sink basin with hot and cold running water.

There is no additional charge for the treehouse, which can be requested at the time of booking.