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Attractions and Things to do on Lake Victoria, Lake Victoria is an ideal destination for your holiday. While here, you can prioritize relaxation and enjoy beautiful landscapes while pampering yourself and your loved one. Lake Victoria is the biggest Lake in Uganda that is shared by Tanzania and Kenya, it is the largest fresh water in Africa and the chief reservoir of the River Nile, Its area is 26,828 square miles (69,484 square km) with an irregular quadrilateral shape. Its waters fill a shallow depression in the center of the great plateau that stretches between the Western and Eastern Rift Valleys. Lake Victoria has more than 200 species of fish, of which the Tilapia is the most economically important, there are birds, mammals, reptiles, and other diverse wildlife. Start planning your trip now with Eco Adventure Safaris for best discounts, and get the places of your choice around Lake Victoria.
Attractions and Things to do on Lake Victoria.
Boat cruises on Lake Victoria
A boat cruise on Lake Victoria is a must-do while on your holiday here, Enjoy wine and Leisurely cruise on the Lake on your honeymoon. Why not treat yourself to a Lake Victoria sunset cruise, cheese and wine cruise? With Lake Victoria as one of the largest lakes in the world and beautiful to relax on. There are afternoon cruises by boat out towards the equator line or local islands to view the sun over the horizon. Watch the fishermen cast their nets and enjoy the snacks and drinks provided on board.
Shoebill stork safari on Lake Victoria
Makanaga Swamp Bay and Mabamba swamp are some of the best Shoebill spots in Uganda, they are found on Lake Victoria and can be accessed from Kampala or Entebbe by a canoe boat to the swamp, and it gives you a great view of the shoebill stork and other birds. You can opt to make the trip to Makanaga and Mabamba in the morning, afternoon or evening with a canoe boat ride having the Swamp/Local guide on board, telling the history and also spotting lots of birds and other aquatic life on the swamp. The shoebill stork is a rare and endemic bird around Lake Victoria. The shoebill trip can be a supplement to your Lake Victoria trip
The Beaches on Lake Victoria
Lake Victoria is surrounded by amazing beaches and beach hotels that best suit your holiday here, other beaches are found on Islands like the tropical Ssese beach on Ssese Islands, Kalangala beaches with white sand, the beach list can start from Entebbe with white sand, boat cruises, and beach games to enjoy. Most hotels have SPA and Pampering, massage, and sauna that you will enjoy with your loved one.
Exploring the Lake Victoria Islands
Lake Victoria has 84 islands which are Unique and amazing for relaxation experience. Many of the 84 islands are uninhabited except for a few fishermen, and the forests and swamps around some of the coasts make the islands a good habitat for birds, including whale-headed stork, herons, geese, grey parrot, kingfishers, and Shoe bill stork, fish eagle’s primates, Reptiles and many more. The virtually virgin land is rich in plant life, and many, of the species are reportedly new to botanists. The Islands are beautiful places for tourists, honeymooners and locals to relax and chill with cool breezes from the lake and beach views. Some of the Islands include Ssese Island and Kalangala Island which have beautiful facilities. You can take a boat trip from Entebbe or Kampala to any of the island of your choice.
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Chimpanzee sanctuary visit is one of the ideal things to do on Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island is currently home to 49 orphaned and confiscated chimps, rescued from the illegal pet and bush meat trade. Despite their initial trauma, chimps living at Ngamba have a safe and semi-natural environment in which to recover and eventually thrive over their long lives of up to 60 years. This island has 95 acres of natural forest where the chimps roam and forage daily. Their diet is supplemented multiple times per day much to the delight of visiting tourists who are able to observe the feeding from a viewing platform. The chimps also have the freedom to stay in the forest at night or return to nighttime enclosures where they can build nests and receive an evening meal. You will take a trip to the Island for such a beautiful experience to see the chimps on Lake Victoria.
Trip to The equator crossing point on Lake Victoria
Lwaji Island on Lake Victoria is crossed by the Equator Line, it has plenty of bird life, vegetation and the island is uninhabited, the Equator Island has a wide view of the lake, the Entebbe Airport runway and the other surrounding islands. The atmosphere and breeze around us was pleasantly refreshing as tourists always take sunset cruises to the to the equator line on Lake Victoria. Most of Lake Victoria in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania is south of the equator. But the equator runs through the northern part of the lake and therefore a small part of the lake (near Entebbe, Uganda) is in the northern hemisphere. You will take a boat ride from Entebbe to have an adventurous experience on Lake Victoria.
Visiting the Zoo (Uganda wildlife Education Center)
This center is commonly known as Entebbe Zoo which was opened in 1952, by the Colonial Government in Uganda, as a reception Centre for wild animals that were found as casualties (sick, injured, orphaned, confiscated from illegal trade and other educational reasons. The zoo is found on the showers of Lake Victoria with forested cages of wild animals for tourism and education. The zoo attracts both domestic and foreign tourists to have 100% chance of seeing the animals, some of the animals are Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Crocodiles, Leopards, birds like shoe bill and many others. You will be able to see the animals of Uganda and the ecosystems in which they live, how they eat, play, and walk.
Entebbe Botanical gardens
The Entebbe Botanical Gardens established in 1898 are situated on the northern shores of Lake Victoria virtually on the equator. They are referred to as the National Botanical gardens, it’s one of the many botanical gardens in the country. The gardens have a diverse of species of plants of the tropical, sub-tropical and temperate zones, besides several shrubs and other plants regenerated naturally over the years. It is also a home to different species of monkeys, birds, reptiles. It is a safe and has attracted different visitors for birding, picnics and other activities, Botanical gardens are a must-visit place on Lake Victoria.
Where to stay around Lake Victoria?
Lakeside resorts and hotels around Lake Victoria. the Lake Victoria Serena Hotel, 2 Friends Hotel beach Hotel, Imperial Beach Hotels, Protea Hotels, Brovard Hotel Kalangala, Munyonyo Hotel. Depending on your budget, you will get comfortable, beautiful and safe Hotels to stay in as you enjoy your holiday on Lake Victoria. Attractions and Things to do on Lake Victoria
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