Lake Victoria is one of the largest African great lakes. Lake Victoria was named after Queen Victoria. The lake was named by the explorer John Hanning Speke. Lake Victoria is the second largest fresh water body in the world after Lake Superior in North America. The fresh water body is called Nalubaale in Luganda and Nyanza in Kinyarwanda. John Hanning Speke and Richard Burton were on an adventurous Uganda safari trip while on a grand expedition to locate the source of the Nile around the year 1858.
Lake Victoria has a surface area of about 68,800 square kilometers which can make over 26,600 square miles. Woo… indeed Lake Victoria is the largest fresh water body in Africa.
A great number of tourists on Uganda safari tours, Kenya safari tours and Tanzania wildlife tours enjoy doing excursions on Lake Victoria. Having boat rides, boat cruises, fishing activities is a must do for travelers who happen to visit the great African lake. Lake Victoria is a magnificent scenery to look at. In that a number of hotels have managed to put up alluring accommodation structures at the lake showers.
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It is so amazing that Lake Victoria borders three countries in Africa. That is Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. This lake has two major out flows. river Nile or Victoria Nile and river Katonga. River Nile being the largest river in the world. Did you know that river Nile is shared by eleven countries around the world! Lake Victoria is scattered with a cluster of different islands. These islands possess beautiful and exhilarating nature, fauna and flora.
Lake Victoria has a big number of wildlife such as reptiles, mammals, fish among others. We have hippopotamus, marsh mongoose, cane rats, defassa waterbucks, Nile crocodiles, mud turtles, African tetras, loach catfish, cichlids like Victoria tilapia, fresh water crabs among many others. These wildlife species find it conducive to harbor in and around the shores of Lake Victoria.
Lake Victoria is a tourist attraction that has lots of interesting facts that can leave you amused. Come and enjoy the fascinating excursions on the great fresh water body and engage in great memory making. Lake Victoria is indeed a great attraction. Have you ever imagined having a trek activity while on Congo gorilla safari tours, Rwanda gorilla safari tours or Uganda gorilla safari tours! These are trekking safaris that will leave you astonished and enthralled. Gorillas are ranking the highest sought tourism attractions in the world. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the great opportunity of learning more about these 95% DNA human like primates.
Article by Prime Uganda safaris and tours Ltd
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