Lake Victoria, Mabamba Swamp and Ssese Islands
The lake was renamed Lake Victoria after Queen Victoria by the explorer John Hanning Speke, in his reports - the first Briton to document it. With a surface area of approximately 59,947 square kilometres (23,146 sq mi), Lake Victoria is Africa's largest lake by area, the world's largest tropical lake, and the world's second largest fresh water lake by surface area after Lake Superior in North America. The lake's area is divided among three countries: Kenya (6 percent or 4,100 square kilometres or 1,600 square miles), Uganda (45 percent or 31,000 square kilometres or 12,000 square miles), and Tanzania (49 percent or 33,700 square kilometres or 13,000 square miles.
Lake Victoria is an incredible attraction to see but there is much more around the area. This majestic lake has a great wetland surface that offers birdwatchers a wonderful expedition where they can observe the island fish eagles running a spectacular scene diving from high above into the lake water to catch their prey. Mabamba Swamp is famous for the shoebill stork viewing. Wildlife around Lake Victoria is naturally drawn here by the abundance of lush wetlands, water and food.
Ssese Island offers plenty of activities like birdwatching, visit to the fishing villages and the sand beaches for relaxation. Great views of sunset over the lake can also be captured here.