Researches have indicated that Lake Victoria, with an estimated surface area of 68,800 square kilometers, is the largest fresh water lake in Africa and largest tropical lake across the world.
The lake was named after the former queen of the United Kingdom, Queen Victoria.
The shoreline of Lake Victoria is over 4,500 kilometers long, and it has over 3,000 known islands. The lake is fed by both rain water and water from numerous streams located at various points along the lake shores. Two rivers, namely White Nile and Katonga Rivers flows out of the Lake.
Due to its favorable climate and strategic location, the Lake is a home to a wide range of aquarium biodiversity, some of which are unique to the lake.