Lake Victoria is all about serenity and we've enjoyed many relaxed days recapturing our breath here after a safari. The beach getaways are very accessible and we like how easy they are to incorporate into an itinerary. Lake Victoria is within easy reach of the main safari parks of the Serengeti and Masai Mara.
Africa's largest Lake
Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and also the largest tropical lake in the world. It is about the same size as Ireland! The explorer, John Hanning Speke named it after Queen Victoria.
Explore the islands on Lake Victoria
Kenya's Lake Victoria islands are also easily visited from the Masai Mara or Lake Nakuru and they tend to be more opulent and expensive. These private realms provide an enchanting few days of remote island life and we love how Lake Victoria brings you back down to earth. A safari bombards you with new experiences and thrilling sights, so the quiet island vibe helps to recharge the batteries. There's not that much to do and that's the appeal. When palm trees sway and a private beach awaits, we never really want to be that active anyway.
The best place to chill
East Africa has so many evocative destinations and wildlife experiences to enjoy. Sometimes the challenge is fitting it all in. Taking some downtime on Lake Victoria helps keep you fresh for an adventure to come, or from an adventure that's just been.