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Serengeti Great Wildebeest Migration

Serengeti Great Wildebeest Migration

The most famous National Park or Destination, best known for its Great Wildebeest Migration. Wildebeests, Zebras and other animals make a massive move... More »

Kilimanjaro Mountain

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Gorilla Trekking Tours in Rwanda

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Victoria Falls

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Lake Victoria Activities

Lake-VictoriaLake Victoria (Nam Lolwe in Luo; “Nalubaale” in Luganda; Nyanza in Kinyarwanda and some Bantu language) is one of the African Great Lakes. The lake was named after Queen Victoria by the explorer John Hanning Speke, the first European to document it. Speke accomplished this in 1858, while on an expedition with Richard France Burton to locate the source of Nile River.

With a surface area of 68,800 square kilometres (26,600 sq mi), Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, and is also the largest  tropical lake in the world. Lake Victoria is the world’s second largest freshwater lake by surface area; only Lake Superior in North America is larger. In terms of its volume, Lake Victoria is the world’s ninth largest continental lake and it contains about 2,750 cubic kilometers (2.2 billion acre-feet) of water.

The Lake Victoria Itinaries is as follows:

Day 1: Lake Victoria

From Serengeti you proceed towards Lake Victoria. Depending on your accommodation at Serengeti you visit the Nyerere Museum at Butiama on the way to the shores. Reach around noon Speke Bay at Lake Victoria named after the famous explorer John Hanning Speke, who, in 1858, discovered Lake Victoria to be the source of the Nile In the afternoon you drive towards Bujora Village to visit the Sukuma Museum, telling us about tradition and culture of the largest tribe of Tanzania. Fascinating are the magic drums which you might be allowed to play in some exceptional cases.

Day 2: Lake Victoria

In the morning you visit a Sukuma Village nearby. A local village guide is proud to introduce you to his village, tell you about the different methods of fishing, explain the way of life in a village in rural Tanzania, show you the local market and the school if possible. If available, also a traditional healer can be visited. Then, you go on a canoe trip in a local fishing canoe. The paddlers sing as they work taking one back in time as they sing traditional songs of home, of cattle and of life.

Day 3: Lake Victoria / back to Serengeti or onwards to Mwanza for departure

Depending on your schedule you depart after breakfast for your onward journey.

Note: Breakfast included

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