Lake Victoria is the largest of all African lakes and it’s also the second widest freshwater lake in the world. The lake occupies a wide depression near the Equator, between the East and west Great Rift Valley .the lake shore is highly indented with many isles in the lake, especially sesse Group, are known for their beautiful landscapes. The lake is renowned for its abundance of fish, its breathtaking sunset, shimmering waters and natural beauty that is guaranteed to captivate and enthrall both the wildlife and nature lovers.
The lake is the source of the legendary river Nile. Lake Victoria covers an area of 68,800sq km and occupies a shallow depression in the East African plateau; the lake has a maximum depth of 86m and an average depth of 20m. Lake Victoria is famous for its abundance of fish. It’s a good place for both international and local travelers. There is a ferry that transport system and the main ports include: Kisumu, Mwanza, Entebe, Jinja and port bell. The lake has several Islands like Rusinga, Migingo and Remba. The relative isolation and interesting geology of this area makes it probably responsible for some of the lake’s unique aquatic life. The lake is home to hundreds of unique cichlids species, which are brightly coloured freshwater tropical fish. It’s an interesting adventure to catch your own cichlids and take them home. Besides the gorgeous cichlids, there are inhabitants which include the tasty Tilapia and the Nile perch.
The lake’s islands boast huge populations of the pied Kingfisher, fish eagle and other bird species. For bird lovers Lambwe forest is an excellent place for birding and it’s an hour away from this lake.Lambwe forest is a popular destination for nature lovers and wildlife.Ruma National park also adds to the beauty of this place it’s a wonderful place for game viewing some of the animals that one can see here include the Buffalo, giraffe, Antelope, mongoose and Zebras.Travellers can enjoy boat rides to the Lakes beautiful Islands, Rusinga and Mfangano. Lake Victoria is spectacular it offers a traveler an ultimate African Experience.
Activities/Things to do
Kiboko Bay Resort
Rusinga island Lodge
Mfangano Island Camp
Lake Victoria Serena Resort
Lake Victoria safari Village