Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is situated in Northern Tanzania and shares its border with Kenya and Uganda. The lake is Africa’s largest freshwater and the world’s second largest lake. An abundant ecosystem that supports a rich diversity of water birds. Activities outside the vehicle include boat rides along its shore and walking safaris to watch birds closely.

A stop-over at the lake can be arranged for guests travelling between Kenya’s Masai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti. If you like to spend some more time at Lake Victoria, then we recommend a visit of Mwanza Town – stroll through the city center, visit the famous Bismarck Rocks – huge granite rock formations within the lake, or embark on a cultural encounter with the Wasukuma people.

Main Facts

> area: 68,800 km²
> type: freshwater lake
> lake size: 412 km long, 355 km wide, with a maximum depth of 84 m
> water temperature: up to 30°C

Best Time

> all year around

Common Animals

> Birds: more than 550 species
> Fishes: up to 50 species – 29 endemics only found here


> boat safaris
> bird watching
> cultural encounters
> Mwanza Town & Bismarck Rocks
> Possible visit to Rubondo Island with Chimpanzee Trekking


> ideal stop over if travelling by road between Tanzania & Kenya
> paradise for ornithologists with more than 550 species
> beautiful scenery: lush islands & half-hidden villages along the shores
> cultural encounters away from the touristic places