Lake Victoria (also known as Victoria Nyanza, Ukerewe and Nalubaale) is the world’s second largest fresh water lake by area. It is located in eastern central Africa, straddling the equator, and is shared between the nations of Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. It is generally considered to be the source of the Nile River, the world’s longest river.
Size: 250 miles (400 km) long; 200 miles (320 km) wide;
Area: 26,828 miles2 (69,485 km2) – second largest after Lake Superior
Geographic coordinates: The lake extends between latitudes 0o30′ N and 2o30′ S and between longitudes 31o50′ E 34o10′ E
Surface altitude: 3,720 feet (1,135 m)
Maximum Depth: 265 feet (81 m) – average 132 feet (40m)
Shoreline: 3,440 km (2,138 mi)
Ports: Kisumu in Kenya; Mwanza and Bukoba in Tanzania; and Entebbe, Port Bell, and Jinja in Uganda.
Activities: Excursion by local canoe, mountain biking, bird watching, walking safaris, and fishing