A pic of local fishing boats on Lake Victoria.

Here are some interesting facts – Lake Victoria or Lake Nyanza is the largest lake in Africa and borders Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. With an area of nearly 70 000 sq km, it is the second largest freshwater lake in the world. 337 km long, 240 km wide, and up to 82 m deep. John Hanning Speke, whilst searching for the source of the Nile in 1858, was the first European to sight it, and named it for Queen Victoria.

The lake basin is densely populated and intensely cultivated, and the lake is an important fishery. However fish stocks and diversity are sadly declining whilst simultaneously pollution problems increase….. 

It is a magnificent area, and for me the smells, colours, buzz of village and totally gorgeous children life brought much joy – get there if you can …..

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The Incidental Tourist is a Personal Travel Blog of a conscious traveller with a deep love for Africa, its people and the environment.

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