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Lake Victoria Safaris

amazing birdlife and Gateway to Western Serengeti

Visiting Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is the largest of Africa’s Great Lakes with a surface area of just under 60,000 square kilometres. It was famously discovered by British explorer James Hanning Speke as the source of the Nile. Part of the lake is a stone’s throw from the western Ndabaka Gate of the Serengeti and fringe’s A Tent with A View’s Little Okavango Camp, arguably one of the best locations for birds in Tanzania.

Wildlife of the Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria, or more specifically, the area around Little Okavango camp, is that rarest of rare places where wildlife and humans must rub along together as they once did everywhere. There is a proliferation of bird life from the lake and the Serengeti, many plundering the juicy crops grown by the Sukuma farmers who inhabit the narrow strip of land between lake and park. Hippos have a voracious appetite for vegetables and live on the wetland fringes between the farms and the lake. Elephants queue up at dusk along the park boundary before hitting the village land and helping themselves to melons, potatoes, tomatoes and more once darkness descends. The people of this area are resilient by any measure. Their good humour, in the face of nightly raids from large dangerous mammals, is legendary.  

Serengeti migration tours

Serengeti migration and the famous parks of Tanzania

9 days  |  US $4895

  • Four of Tanzania’s most famous parks
  • Best wildlife Africa has to offer
  • Award-winning Bush Rover migration camp
  • Safari in open Land Rovers
  • Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara, Tarangire

Safari and Beach Holidays

Classic Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach holiday

13 days  |  US $5860

  • Serengeti National Park
  • NgoroNgoro Crater
  • Lake Victoria and Manyara
  • Tarangire
  • Zanzibar beaches 

Off-the beaten track

Ultimate Tanzania

15 days  |  US $9185

  • Safari in 5 very different parks
  • Indulge in a safari teeming with the best wildlife Africa has to offer
  • Stay in small and intimate lodges and safari accommodation
  • Serengeti great migration
  • Off-the beaten track
  • Remote areas full of wildlife

Family safari holidays

Family Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar

8 days  |  from US $2515

  • Safari in famous Serengeti
  • Discover Lake Victoria
  • Off the beaten track
  • World-class diving and water sports in Zanzibar

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Best time to visit ​Lake Victoria

How to get to ​Lake Victoria

The closest airport to our Little Okavango Camp on Lake Victoria is Mwanza. There are various scheduled internal flights from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza each day. The approx. flight time is 1.5 hours.  Carriers are Air Tanzania and Precision Air. 
Mwanza may also be accessed internationally via Nairobi with Kenya Airways. Internal flights also connect from Kilimanjaro (JRO) international airport go Mwanza.