Named after Queen Victoria by john Speke Huntington, the famous explorer who made this remark in his repots. Hannington was actually the first British to make this documentation about Lake Victoria and ever since the lake has been known by the native guides who used lake Nyanza to describe the lake to him.
Speke concluded this in 1858, where he had Richard Francis Burton on the expedition to find the source of the River Nile. Royal geographical society was the financial sponsor and y then it was headed by Murchison Rodrick where Murchison falls national park was named after his name.
Lake Victoria alias Victoria Nyanza is the largest lake in Africa and is major reservoir of the Nile River, lying majorly in Uganda and Tanzania bordering the Kenya, with 26828 square miles that is 69484 square kms. Only Lake Superior exceeds it in all the fresh water lakes worldwide
It is an unusual rhombus in shape, its shores saving on the west deeply indented. With huge length from North to South is 210miles (337kms) high breadth 150miles and the coastline goes beyond 2000miles(3220) water filling a shallow depression in the center of the magnificent plateau that stretches between the eastern and western Rift Valleys.
The surface is 3720 feet (1134m) above the sea level and its greatest depth 270 feet (82meters). Many archipelagos are contained within the lake, as there are numerous reefs, commonly just below the surface of the clear waters.
Boat activities done on Lake Victoria
With your snacks and cold Beers, the sunset cruise will take you to see where equator line passes through as the sun shines gently with the birds heading to their homes(nests) is the well-known activity done on the lake Victoria
While on the lake, it can never be boring as travelers can arrange leisure cruises to go and visit local fishermen and enjoy the indefinite views of the lake and a cool breeze.
Fishing safaris on Lake Victoria.
Lake Victoria is a home to the world’s largest fresh water fish species and most popular being the Nile Perch and Tilapia.
In conjunction with our partners at the lake, we can organize a half day or a full day fishing excursions.
Travelers wanting to get away from the city, can take oat cruises to Ssese islands where you can enjoy quite environment and a cool undisturbed relaxation.
Safari vacations and travel services can arrange trips to Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary, it can be in the morning or afternoon. It’s better to inquire and book the availability in advance.
How to book a Lake Victoria boat ride?
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Safari vacations and travel services assists clients in planning and arranging lake and wildlife trips in east Africa, we proceed to assist in acquiring ad booking the chimpanzee and gorilla tracking permits, boats for fishing and cruises, transport and accommodation all on behalf of the client to avoid unnecessary inconveniences and disappointments after you have arrived for the safari, so don’t to hesitate to get in touch with us to design and ensure you have a memorable experience.