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Telling spesies in die wêreld se grootste tropiese meer van Lake Victoria

Nog nie bekend gemaak by Vanessa Boiser, Writer

Land: Tanzanië, Verenigde Republiek van

Die ervaring

Lake Victoria, die wêreld se grootste tropiese meer is die tuiste van talle spesies van vis en wild, wat langs die banke floreer. Die suidelike gedeelte is geleë in Tanzanië en word begrens deur twee ander lande in die noorde, naamlik, Uganda en Kenia. Dit is enorm, maar vlak, wat maak dit 'n goeie plek vir kano. Besoekers word selfs aangemoedig om vis te vang in die water vir 'n bietjie onderdompeling. Afgesien van die vissery-en kano, is die enorme Lake Victoria gesaai met wit sand strande en mooi eilande goed vir eksplorasie, Island-hop, voëlkyk, safari toere en nog baie meer.

Wanneer wil jy gaan

The best time to see the Lake Victoria is from August to September when weather is not too hot and generally in good condition to do water sports and other activities. If you fancy historical tours, there are also archaeological sites to explore in the area. What's more, it is good to travel to the Lake Victoria in Tanzania because you won't feel overcrowded by peddlers and tourists which are common sights during the peak season. However, a potential drawback for traveling during this season is that lake tours as well as safari excursions may be a bit expensive than usual. The best way to offset this is to travel in a group and stay in lodges. Many people love fishing and marvel at the diverse species in the Lake Victoria and also visit surrounding places in Tanzania. One of the most popular fish for tourist catch is the Nile Perch which you must definitely try; the fish can grow as long as 6 feet! Water sports like wind surfing are also available if the wind condition is good. Bird enthusiasts will get to appreciate many bird species while exploring the lake because there are lots of animal reserves in the area. Safari tours are also a must if you are traveling in a group and you still have plenty of time to explore the rest of Tanzania.

Odds n 'Ends

Here are some reminders if you decide to travel to Tanzania and visit Lake Victoria, the world's largest tropical lake. Prior to your visit, ask your doctor for pre-treatment of malaria and immunization for yellow fever. This is a must when going to tropical countries like Tanzania. The weather will be balmy, wear clothes that are light and airy but never provocative. Bring sunscreen and insect-repellant to prevent mosquitoes from biting at night. If you happen to want to go swimming on the blue waters of the lake, avoid wading in the bank where snails are. Lake Victoria is also famous for these snails that are host to deadly parasites that can get into your bloodstream even without open wounds, take care not to wade or walk where these snails are. US dollars are widely accepted for exchange; do not bring travelers' checks and credit cards because only few banks and establishments will accept payment through these, unless they are major hotels in the country. Here are some useful sites that may help you in case you plan to see the world's largest tropical lake and the rest of Tanzania:

Speke Bay Lodge
Adres: Mwanza, Tanzanië
Faks: +255 0 2621237

Tel: +27 21 469 2600.


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