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Lake Victoria Tour

Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes.

Lake Victoria Tour

The famous lake was named after Queen Victoria of England by John Speke, a Briton explorer who was the first to document it. Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, the largest tropical lake in the world and the second largest fresh water lake by surface area in the entire world. In terms of volume lake Victoria is the 9th largest continental lake in the whole world, containing about 2750 cubic kilometres of water.

Besides it’s size and depth, the humongous lake and its surroundings is a habitat to a multitude of mammal species, reptiles and plant life. The mammals include; hippos, the African clawless otter, spotted-necked otter, sitatunga, cane rats, mash mongoose, bohor reedbucks and defassa waterbuck. The reptile species include; Nile crocodiles, African helmeted turtles, variable mud turtles and Williams’ mud turtle. Plant life supported in the Lake Victoria region includes; the invading water hyacinth, evergreen trees, giant sedge and cypress papyrus. There are also innumerable flower species. These jaw-dropping facts make Lake Victoria the ultimate place to go for a safari.

Trip Highlights

  • Fishing
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Visiting the Islands
  • Birding
  • Canoeing
  • Visit UWEC

Itinerary - Tour is tailored to meet your need (1-3 days)

ATP-Tours’ professional driver-guide will pick you from your hotel/convenient location after your breakfast. After a briefing on how your day will run, you will drive out of Kampala and head for Eastern Uganda to explore the region’s prime tourist attractions. Throughout your journey, our informed and amiable guide will keep pointing out key attractions; places and things, for your attention. He will answer all your questions and give you stunning information about the Pearl of Africa.

Your tour to Uganda’s largest waterbody will begin early in the morning with ATP-Tours driver-guide picking you from your hotel/place convenient for you. There are a number of alternate routes to Lake Victoria but your driver will take the Entebbe route-around 40km from Kampala city. The journey is normally between 45-90 minutes depending on road congestion. Once in Entebbe though, the roads are clear and uncontested.

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While driving to the lake you can enjoy eye-catching and mind-gripping scenes of the way of life of the typical Ugandan locals. You will have a glimpse of busy trading centres, market places, mini-slum areas, roadside businesses and all the hustle and bustle characteristic of a low and average class African life. The intensity of activity and noise wanes as you get closer to the lake.

Once at Lake Victoria, you are greeted by the soothing wind and beautiful greenery blanketing the lake area. It’s here that your attention is called to the cries and echoes of nature. With the full-time assistance of our experienced guide, you are able to survey the lake and exhaust your ‘to-do’ list. From a nature walk you can go on to birding, canoeing, taking a village walk, going to Nakiwogo landing site, ssese Island or Ngamba for chimpanzee feeding, . You could decide to end your day with a Sunset cruise.

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Lake Victoria is so enormous and the things to do for a memorable and notable safari experience are innumerable. Your tour to this great lake can stretch from a day to 2 or more days depending on what you want. You can travel to the different regions of Uganda in quest of Lake Victoria and each shore of the great lake has safari possibilities unique to its self. ATP-Tours gets the job done for you.

Accomodation

  • Brovad Sands Lodge – located on Ssese Island
  • Lake Victoria Hotel Entebbe – overlooking Lake Victoria
  • Philo leisure gardens – Kalangala, Ssese Islands
  • Panorama cottages – Kalangala
  • Bukasa Island Retreat - Bukasa

Tour package (what’s included)

  • 4x4 wheel drive safari vehicle
  • Full time English speaking driver/guide
  • Meals; lunch
  • Bottled drinking water throughout the trip

Exclusions

  • Visa and airfares
  • Tips to porters
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry, telephone calls and any other expenses of a personal nature