Lake Victoria

When I was residing in DRC, I might say that Uganda was my other home. Beside its location next to DRC, Uganda has a lot to offer, that makes its visitors feel as they’re attracted to return again and again. The weather is lovely (it could be hot during the day, but the wind made it cooler), people are friendly, and it has beautiful landscape too. Additionally, Uganda is also home for Lake Victoria (even though not a whole. Uganda shares the lake with Kenya and Tanzania). Lake Victoria is not only the largest lake in Africa, but also the third largest lake in the world, after Caspian Sea and Lake Superior in North America. Withs its surface area around 59,947 square kilometers, the lake is also known as the world’s largest tropical lake, the world’s second largest fresh water lake after Lake Superior. Geologically, the Lake Victoria is relatively young, only 400,000 years old. It went through changes from time to time. It had its last dried about 17,300 years ago, after three thousands years later, and it refilled its water back.

The lake Victoria was one of the reasons to make Uganda often as one of my RnR destination. I could only stay near the lake during my break time, to enjoy serenity the surrounding gave. In the morning, walking along the shore to witness the layers created by the sun ray before it really rose up was really kind of bless. Or watching the birds singing on the top of the trees. Or watching the fishermen fishing tilapias to make ends meet. Or joining the locals to play in the water? The choice was mine.

Lake Victoria from the plane, Entebbe, Uganda.

Lake Victoria, Entebbe, Uganda.

Lake Victoria, Entebbe, Uganda.

Lake Victoria in the morning, Entebbe, Uganda.

Lake Victoria in the morning, Entebbe, Uganda.

A fisherman, starting his day at Lake Victoria, Entebbe, Uganda.

Lake Victoria, Entebbe, Uganda.

Lake Victoria, Entebbe, Uganda.

This post is my contribution for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge and Wordless Wednesday.