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

Activities

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

Expectations

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