Lake Victoria- Uganda Circuit

Lake Victoria- Uganda Circuit

Africa is one of the least discovered continents in the whole world. Many people more so from Europe have always perceived it to be a country of half-naked people walking in Savannah planes.

Thanks to international conferences such as Ted-talks that have played a very big role in enlightening people about Africa more so the diversity that lies in over 50 countries across the African continent.

Africa is summarized by four items, Savannah planes, tropics, snow, and wildlife. Though destinations like Madagascar are popular for aquatic tours, most of the African destinations offer the above activities with special offers of the African deserts.

Freshwater lakes are also in abundance on the African continent and for a fun fact, Lake Victoria is the biggest freshwater lake on the African continent and second-biggest freshwater lake in the whole world. So what does it mean for Lake Victoria to be the biggest freshwater lake on the African continent?

Lake Victoria Circuit

Lake Victoria is shared among three East African countries; Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya ranging in the above order according to size respectively. Therefore for you to discover Lake Victoria to the beats, you have to cross at least three borders.


The best Lake Victoria circuit should start in Rwanda. However much Rwanda does not get even a single share of Lake Victoria, it shares its borders with Uganda and Tanzania making it the ideal start and final destination for any Lake Victoria circuit.

Before proceeding to Tanzania, we often recommend you to at least spend two days in Rwanda before crossing the border to Tanzania.

Here are a few things to consider in Rwanda; Kigali tour and markets, Lake Ihema boat cruise and Akagera national park safari game drives.


After spending two days in Rwanda, you can then cross over to Tanzania on the third day. You then proceed to Mwanza and Lake Victoria. While In Tanzania; here are a few things places that should not miss on your itinerary: Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro national park, Arusha, and Kilimanjaro

You should plan for the utmost 10 days in Tanzania before proceeding to Kenya. You should not forget the highlight of birding around Lake Victoria in Tanzania if you are the kind that is drawn in by the birds.


Kenya is the biggest safari destination in East Africa however when it comes to wildlife; it is mainly known because of Masai maara game reserve. When you cross to Kenya during your road trip; here are a few destinations to consider:

Masai Maara, Nairobi city tour, and any game reserves around Nakura. This will help you cross over quickly to Uganda within the shortest time possible. You should not spend more than seven days in Kenya since you are considering a month-long trip to four countries.


Uganda is often the major highlight when it comes to Lake Victoria circuit; this is mainly because of its outstanding natural green environment that cannot be matched by any other country in East Africa.

10 days might be a good start for your Uganda Lake Victoria circuit with the following considerations on your itinerary; Sipi falls in Kapchorwa (should be your first destination from Kenya), Jinja town for the source of the Nile, rafting and several other activities, Entebbe for more Lake Victoria views then proceed to Rwanda Uganda border gorilla trekking.

With all the game drives in Tanzania and Kenya; I would only recommend one game drive in Uganda; most specifically Queen Elizabeth national park and Lake Bunyonyi views for relaxing before proceeding to Kigali Rwanda for your flight.