The Beautiful Lake Victoria

If You love hiking Or swimming, This is the place to visit!

About the lake Victoria

This lake is the largest lake in africa, and the largest tropical lake in the world, and the second largest freshwater lake in the world. It is 26,600 Miles in surface area. The body of water is named after the Queen Victoria of the UK. It is the source of the River Nile. This lake is divided/ surrounded by 3 countries- Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya.

About the land

Lake Victoria has a tropical dry highland climate, Which is dryish-tropical climate with temperatures varying based on elevation. In general, temperatures decrease when elevation increases. Ex. If you are climing a mountain, temperatures will be noticeably colder.
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Wildlife

Lake Victoria's wildlife & animals include Hippos, Egrets, Territorial fish, Rhinos, and Bison.
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Lantana camara

This beautiful flower blooms repeadedly through the year, but only if in full sunlight. It blooms in Red, Pink, Magenta, Orange Bright Yellow, and Purple. All parts of this flower are poisonous if ingested. So be careful around it!

Fun Facts!

  • Lake Victoria is about 400,000 years old.
  • The average depth is 130 feet with the deepest point being 276 feet.
  • 80% of the lakes water comes from rain.
  • In the past, the lake has dried up completely many times.
  • Second largest freshwater lake.

History of the lake

  • Arab traders were the firs to record the discovery of the lake.
  • John Hanning speke was the first European to sight the lake.
  • On May 21st 1996 the ferry MV Bukoba sank in the lake.