Lake Victoria Uganda Travel information
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Lake Victoria, also known as Victoria Nyanza, is an integral part of the great lakes of Africa. It is also known as the second largest fresh water lake in the world. Even today, Lake Victoria evokes certain thoughts in the minds of the travelers and entices them to explore and discover the vast body of water for the first time.
As you approach this beautiful destination, you would be greeted by the white sandy beaches and your eyes would roam beyond the beauty of these beaches, and then you would notice thick green forests that cover a large part of this island. It is the source of fresh water for the river Nile. Moreover, the tourists should know that 5 percent of the lake belongs to Kenya, whereas, the rest belongs to Uganda and Tanzania.
The Wildlife of Lake Victoria:
The settlements around the Lake Victoria, Uganda, are mostly agricultural, cattle herders, or inhabited by the farmers. On the other hand, the birdlife surrounding Lake Victoria is an incredible sight for the tourists. The Lake offers some of the most breathtaking wildlife terrains in the world. Myriads of birds are seen around the regions of the lake, which include rare species of weavers, waders, and nectar eaters that cannot be found or seen anywhere else in the country. Some of the endangered bee-eaters, warblers, sunbirds, seedeaters, and swamp flycatchers have also been spotted in this area.
Therefore, if you’re lucky, you might be able to spot one of these species too. There are several lodges in the area that offer day trips or fishing expeditions to the Lake Victoria as there is quite a vast range of wildlife to view on the forested island, which includes, elephants, giraffes, and chimpanzees. Other than that, there are around, or maybe over, 400 species of birds that would appear to the bird watchers. The wildlife is the main emphasis of the island, and thus, most of the tourists reserve special trips to view the chimpanzees roaming free on the island and playing on the tangled vines. In addition to that, fish eagles and roan antelopes are also seen in this area.