Introduction to Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is Africa’s world’s largest tropical and inland lake, covering 68,800 square kilometers of surface area.
It is renowned for its breathtaking beauty, beachside hotels, resorts, and lush tropical islands that offer great experiences!

Why visit Lake Victoria?

  • Interestingly, the lake is shared between three countries—Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
  • Lake Victoria comprises three island shores worth visiting—Ukrewe, Rubondo, and Ukara islands.
  • The lake houses over 200 fish species, making it Africa’s sought-after destination for a fishing tour.

Getting to Lake Victoria

By Road

With a distance of 480 km from Arusha, it will take around 12 hours to reach Lake Victoria from Arusha.

By Air

Unfortunately, there’s no direct flight from Arusha to Lake Victoria. But you can fly to Mwanza from Arusha or Dar es Salaam and drive from Mwanza to Lake Victoria for 2 hours.

Best Time to visit Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria boasts a tropical climate, making it a year-round destination.
However, if you want clear skies during your visit, visiting Lake Victoria from July through February is best.
These months offer good birding and other activities experiences with the lake’s clear skies and cooler days.
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Things to do in Lake Victoria

The islands of Lake Victoria are the primary attractions of the great lake region with its combination of various activities like boat cruises and birdwatching.

Wildlife in Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria houses a plethora of wildlife that will surely make your eyes busy.

Birds in Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is an excellent birding destination with over 450 bird species. Use your binoculars and take a closer look at these stunning birds!

Landscape in Lake Victoria

Boasting several stunning landscapes, your eyes will surely have a feast in Lake Victoria. So, make sure your camera has a lot of storage space!

Where to stay in Lake Victoria

Staying at the campsite to Luxury Glamping with an amazing view of Ol Doinyo Lengai is available here.

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Top questions answered for Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is unlike anywhere you’ve been before. So, you have questions. We’ve been visiting for decades. So, we have answers.

Lake Victoria is deemed ‘The Pearl’ or ‘Pride of Africa.’ It is one of the world’s greatest lakes, renowned for its spectacular beauty, lush tropical islands, stunning resorts, and hotels.

On top of that, it has over 200 fish species, making it an excellent destination for a fishing tour in Africa.

Lake Victoria is a safe place to visit if you follow your guide’s instructions. For instance, you are keeping in mind the safe places to swim.

One of the pieces of evidence that Lake Victoria is safe for tourists is the volume of tourists that visit here annually, which is hundreds of thousands.

Among the most popular means of transport for locals and tourists are ferries. Lake Victoria’s main ports are located at Bukoba and Mwanza in Tanzania.

We recommend booking your holiday to Lake Victoria through a reputable tour operator like Easy Travel. Our tour packages include transport arrangements in and out of Lake Victoria.

Yes. Lake Victoria is confirmed to be a malaria-risk region. This is due to its swampy shorelines, which are the ideal breeding ground for malaria-carrying mosquitoes.

Hence, it is recommended that you take anti-malaria tablets. It is also best to apply lotion with DEET content to repel mosquitoes from biting you.

You will travel to Lake Victoria through Kenya, Uganda, or Tanzania. The same visa prerequisite for the East African Community (EAC) applies to Lake Victoria.

You can speak with your travel agent or consult the official websites for Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania visa and passport requirements information.

Yes, bilharzia exists in Lake Victoria. It is present in almost all of Africa’s large lakes and is strongly widespread in shallow reedy waters close to the villages.

Lake Victoria is in eastern central Africa, across the boundaries of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. However, most of Lake Victoria lies in Uganda and Tanzania.

Four cities are linked to Lake Victoria: Entebbe, Mwanza, Musoma, and Kisumo. These cities have a lot to offer to their visitors.

For instance, Mwanza is close to Rubondo Islands National Park and boasts an industrial harbor like coffee, tea, and cotton plantations.

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