The source of the mighty River Nile and the largest body of fresh water in Africa, Lake Victoria is an idyllic wildlife-watching location. It’s shoreline is fringed with simple fishing villages, where tiny silver Kapenta sardines are laid out in the sun all day to dry. From the skies overhead, African fish eagles dart into the water to seize their prey. And the birdlife doesn’t end there. On your tailor made Lake Victoria holiday, you’ll get the opportunity to explore the lake’s small islets, which contain huge nesting colonies of egrets, cormorants and gannets.
Despite its vast size, only around 5% of the lake is actually in Kenyan territory, with the rest belonging to neighbouring Tanzania and Uganda. As well as outstanding bird watching opportunities, the Kenyan section of the lake is also home to hippo and crocodile, which are often to be seen lazing in the sun. Your knowledgeable guide will take you to the best vantage spots as you explore the water’s edge.