Why Victoria Lake fascinates tourists from around the world
One of the most popular lakes of Africa, Lake Victoria provides a perfect tourist location with its unique combination of places that will thrill you and places that will relax you. In this article, we will dive into some of the treasures Lake Victoria has to offer to you- the wanderlust traveler.
Avid explorers and adventure lovers are bound to enjoy this expedition to the Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and Mount Meru, located west of Kilimanjaro and is the fifth highest mountain in Africa. Another increasingly popular trekking trip tone must try, is the Crater highlands where the active volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai provide for a challenging ascend leading trekkers to a panoramic scenery of the rift valley. It is situated in the Gregory Rift, south of Lake Natron, falling within the Arusha region of Tanzania. Some of the other popular trekking sites in Tanzania are Uluguru, in eastern Tanzania and Usambara Mountains in north-eastern Tanzania, Mt. Longido in Arusha region, Mt. Lolmalasin, Mt. Hanang, Mt Oldeani, etc.
Omena fishing is a popular night time safari across the Lake Victoria where tourists get to go fishing along with the fishermen to catch the tiny silver Omena fish and experience the adventurous ride the old-fashioned way- with nets and lanterns.
Made thrilling and tranquil at the same time because of the night setting, this is a one-of-a-kind experience for travelers. And yes- you get to keep your catch too if you would like to!
Africa is famous for its wildlife and a Serengeti Sange safari will tell you why that is. The Roma National Park safari here is an excellent way for you to see rare species of antelopes, deer, tigers, lions and several other animals such as the hippos and rhinos. On these safaris, tourists are taken for a ride in a jeep which gives them the feel of riding amidst the wildlife. Serengeti Sange safari is one of the most popular day tour adventures for tourists in Tanzania and is a must-do activity in your adventure trip.
Lying on the eastern part of Lake Victoria is the Mfangano Island, which is a towering plateau above the beach which leads climbers through rocky slopes to the serene view of Lake Victoria. The plateau has experiences of its own to offer- from safaris to relaxing spots you can have access to.
Tourists who enjoy open land are bound to go for this adventure safari on the hills of Gembe, which has ideal conditions to be out on foot. Gembe extends with a series of open farmlands and fields of the semi-arid scrub with stunning views of the mountains far above. Tourists can enjoy the freedom of roaming about in the wilderness enjoying the natural scenic beauty or go on a safari looking for a glimpse of wildlife at its best.
A boat ride early in the morning is a way to experience Lake Victoria’s tranquillity at its best. The lake is surrounded by hippos, crocodiles and is filled with a varied number of tropical fishes- all of whom you can observe while on a ride amidst the natural cacophony of aquatic animals with the occasional cry of the African fish eagle- something you will be lucky if you get to hear. The adventurous ride across this lake ends with a visit to the nearby bird islands which have breeding sites for water birds and is home to a number of fishing villages.
Rubondo Island National Park is one of the most visited and important tourist attractions located on the south-west shores of Lake Victoria. The park is home to a diverse range of fauna which includes chimpanzees, roan antelope, rhinoceros, elephants, giraffes, grey parrots, and black and white colobus monkeys. Rubondo island national park also hosts a Chimpanzee habituation project. It also has various cultural sites that depict the lives of the natives of Africans. Tourists get to witness the evergreen dense Congolese forest known for its high biodiversity value.
Whenever we take a look at Africa’s lakes, they usually have more things to offer than what meets the eye. Victoria Lake is a place that will not disappoint you if you are thirsty for adventure and thrill. Pack up your bags and don’t forget to keep an ample amount of space in your camera for all the photography you will do at this serene spot!