In western lies the great Lake Victoria. This huge lake, commonly known as Nyanza, is twice the size of Wales, and forms a natural boundary between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
The lake is the beating heart of the African continent and the source of its mightiest river, the Nile. In the 19th century the riddle of the Nile was one of the great question marks of African exploration. After many expeditions failed, John Hanning Speke finally reached these shores in 1858. The Nile flows northwards, carrying the waters of Nyanza to Egypt and beyond into the Mediterranean.
This amazing body of water is rich in fish life, with shimmering shoals of colourful cichlids and very large Nile Perch. Nyanza province is the heartland of the Luo, a tribe known as formidable fisherman. Fishing brings many visitors to this lake, mainly in search of the Nile Perch, considered a world class game fish. There are three separate fishing lodges on islands within Victoria.