By far the largest lake in Africa, Lake Victoria’s fishing industries and the agricultural land around its shores has made the area an economic centre of Tanzania.
Spectacular varieties of freshwater tropical fish, and its shores, Rubondo Island National Park and participating in various cultural tourism programmes.
Rubondo Island is tucked into the corner of Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest lake, an inland sea sprawling between three countries. It is a birder’s paradise, a home to African Fish Eagles and is a global stopover for hundreds of migratory birds, as well as a sanctuary for sweet smelling wild jasmine and 40 different species of orchid.
Best time to visit:
Wild flowers from November to March. For migratory birds, visit December to February. The island’s climate is at its most pleasant from June to August.