The Island is some 28 km in length along the north-south axis and between 3 and 10 km wide. There are NO vehicles on Rubondo – the island is untouched by pollution from modern day transportation and one of the only places that offers a truly ecological break. Rubondo Island boasts a unique diversity of flora and fauna. Only here can the visitor be sure of seeing Sitatunga and have the chance of observing small gangs of chimpanzees. Other mammals frequently seen include hippos, otters, bushbucks and vervet monkeys. Rarer sightings are genet, colobus, marsh mongoose and suni antelope.