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Victoria lake and Lukuba island

Lake Victoria or Victoria Nyanza (also known as Ukerewe and Nalubaale) is one of the Great Lakes of Africa. Lake Victoria is 68,800 square kilometres (26,560 mi▓) in size, making it the continent's largest lake, the largest tropical lake in the world, and the second largest fresh water lake in the world in terms of surface area (third largest if one considers Lake Michigan-Huron as a single lake). Being relatively shallow for its size, with a maximum depth of 84 m (276 ft) and a mean depth of 40 m (131 ft), Lake Victoria ranks as the seventh largest freshwater lake by volume, containing 2,750 cubic kilometres (2.2 million acre-feet) of water. It is the source of the longest branch of the Nile River, the White Nile, and has a water catchment area of 184,000 square kilometres (71,040 mi▓). It is biologically important as an evolutionary hotspot with great biodiversity. The lake lies within an elevated plateau in the western part of Africa's Great Rift Valley and is subject to territorial administration by Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. The lake has a shoreline of 3,440 km (2138 miles), and has more than 3,000 islands, many of which are inhabited. These include the Ssese Islands in Uganda, a large group of islands in the northwest of the Lake that are becoming a popular destination for tourists. source: wikipedia


If you have chance, you will see wildbeest migration on the road from Serengeti to Victoria lake.


From Musoma beach, two boats are waiting for you: one for luggage, one for people.


Welcome to Lukuba! You will see many birds, some molitor lizards, fishermen. You will listen to the african fish eagle cry.


Nile molitor is the biggest lizard from Africa. It's inoffensive, and you can see it around Lukuba lodge.


Birds are coming on the beach, not affraid by people.


On the island, you have some families of velvets monkeys, some non venemous snakes and some nice lizards: here a blue head agama, Agama mwanzae.


Lukuba Lodge have 4 bungalows like this.

Pictures © Pierre-Yves Vaucher

© 2003 Nameloksafaris, Christopher KIVUYO.