Lake Victoria Basin



lake Victoria is located in east central Africa along the equator and borders the countries of Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. With a surface area of approximately 68,800 square kilometers (26,600 sq mi), Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, the world’s largest tropical lake, and the world’s second largest fresh water lake by surface area, after Lake Superior in North America.In terms of volume, Lake Victoria is the world’s ninth largest continental lake, containing about 2,750 cubic kilometres (2.23×109 acre·ft) of water.

The Arab traders were the first to record the discovery of the lake. A map of the lake was created by them dating back to approximately 1160 AD. John Hanning Speke was the first European to sight the lake. This occurred in 1858 on an exploration to explore central Africa. He named the lake after the queen of England at the time, Queen Victoria. He  claimed that it was the source of the Nile river. This claim caused a great debate in the scientific community before being proven correct.


This lake is the source of livelihood of many Luo communities in Nyanza province.. This lake has the most spectacular sunsets ever.. it also has breathtaking Islands, lots of unique birds and reptile species, a tour to Kenya can’t be complete without a visit to our #WestCoast.

There are alot of activities one can engage in whilst around here like, a cultural tour to a fishing village, a visit to Ndere island Reserve, water sports, Bird watching for more infor in touring the area kindly contact us;