Lake Victoria

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Lake Victoria Cruising Guide

An online cruising guide for yachts sailing around Lake Victoria.

Countries near Lake Victoria


Lake Victoria, the world's third-largest lake, borders on three countries. There are certain risks to swimming in the lake but boating is well known. These are the waters that Stanley set sail on in 1877.

Cruising the region

Weather Information

General weather conditions in the region

Sources for weather information:

Health Risks

  • Bilharzia, a parasite that penetrates the skin and makes its way to the liver where it feeds and develops into worms
  • Crocodiles eat several people a month, especially in the eastern Mayuge district of Uganda.


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