GUIDE ON LAKE VICTORIA IN TANZANIA
The largest lake in Africa and the largest tropical lake in the world – Lake Victoria – offers you two thousand miles of beautiful coastline for your lake safari in northern Tanzania with AfricanMecca. As also the second largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Victoria has a surface area of over 26,000 square miles (68,000 sq. km), being almost 210 miles at its longest point, 150 miles at its widest point and up to 270 feet deep.
The lake itself is home to several archipelagos shared between Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, and its marine waters and reefs are home to more than 500 species of fish. At an altitude of 3720 feet, Lake Victoria is situated in a shallow depression between the Western and Eastern Rift Valley and is fed by the great Nile River.
One of the most stunning islands within the lake is Rubondo, the “largest island park in Africa”, with grassland, dense forest and striking sandy shores (read more on when is the best time to visit Lake Victoria in Tanzania). The coastline is diverse, ranging from 300-foot high cliffs and papyrus swamps at the delta of the Kagera River, outlet to the Victoria Nile and flat, barren shores with a channel to the Gulf of Kavirondo or Winam Gulf.
Other gulfs in the area are the Speke Gulf at the southeast bend and the Emin Pasha Gulf curving in the southwest. During your cultural holidays in East Africa, you discover that Lake Victoria supports many industries for the local peoples, such as fishing and agriculture for coffee, maize, tea and cotton. The area also serves as an economic center supporting primarily telecommunications and transportation.
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Areas Visited: Rubondo Island (Lake Victoria)
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WHERE TO STAY IN LAKE VICTORIA
You can stay in Mwanza at Hotel Tilapia, Ryan's Bay Hotel or Malaika Beach Resort. For an authentic lake safari experience, we recommend Rubondo Island Camp with its eight cottages and a tree house.
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SAFARI & TOUR IN LAKE VICTORIA
One of the finest Tanzanian aquatic destinations for Lake Victoria is Rubondo Island National Park. Here, you may partake of walking and boating safaris, bird watching, fishing, tribal village visits etc.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT LAKE VICTORIA
You may consider the season of year as the weather may impact your Lake Victoria experience and activities. Average temperatures range from 66-80 F (19-27 C), a range that is comfortable for most visitors.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR LAKE VICTORIA IN NORTHERN TANZANIA
When visiting Lake Victoria, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding Lake Victoria - Mwanza attractions and cultural activities after your Northern Tanzania safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti (wildebeest migration).
You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Nyerere (Selous), Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.
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