When most think of Africa, they conjure up images of dry dusty plains wand hungry children, but Uganda doesn't exactly suffer from a lack of rainfall and is awash with lakes some of which were formed when running lava from active volcanoes back in time blocked the courses of rivers whilst others, according to traditional Ugandan beliefs, were created by the gods in retaliation for supposed misdemeanours.Some, like Lake Albert, are part of chain of lakes in the Albertine Rift (the western branch of the East African Rift) that were created as a result of on-going tectonic movement that is gradually splitting the Somali Plate away from the rest of the African continent which some scientists have concluded will eventually form a new smaller African continent split from mainland Africa.
The lakes in Uganda provide not only tourist attractions but also provide a living for many of those in Uganda who live on their shores for fishing and other pursuits. Most have boat trips which can be undertaken without great expense and the best have island resorts on them where you can feast on a better expected meal!
Visit Africa's 7th largest lake that flows into the Albert Nile, which then supplies water to the White Nile.
All about the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi deep in Western Uganda, its tourist attractions, things to do and places to stay.
About twenty minutes from Mbarara, Lake Mburo National Park is home to Lake Mburo and well worth a visit.
The nearest island to the town of Ntungamo, the lake is home to an island with an ancient Ankole homestead.
As yet largely uncommercialised, Western Uganda has many tourist attractions for the explorer to visit.
As well as the main tourist attractions there are many other activities to enjoy in Western Uganda.
A guide to the main towns in Western Uganda, where to stay, eat and things to see and do.