Boat sitting on the lake under a blue sky at Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria Tours and Travels

About Lake Victoria

Back in 1160 AD, Arab traders recorded the discovery of Lake Victoria. Since then, this huge expanse of water has grown in significance and now plays a vital role in the lives of millions of people. Spanning across Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, it is the largest lake in Africa and the second largest in the world. Around the lake are several small settlements and villages that should be visited and explored for anyone who has the time and is interested in learning about Tanzania in a truly authentic and traditional way.

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Lake Victoria Hotels

If you are planning a Lake Victoria holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Lukuba Lodge Lake Victoria

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Lukuba Lodge is a true escape, situated on a remote private island, with beautiful sandy beaches. The stone bungalows are on Kyameto bay and the permanent tents on Gonolek Bay, both of which are charming and comfortable. The bungalows have enclosed bathrooms and the tented cabins have outside bathrooms. Lukuba Island Lodge is situated on Lukuba Island 13 kilometers off the shore of Lake Victoria and is the perfect destination for travellers looking to relax in the sunshine with some spectacular views.

Speke Bay Lodge Lake Victoria

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Embraced by savannah, the Speke Bay Lodge looks like a small village, stretched out along the shores of the lake. The bungalows and tents are situated along the banks of the lake and furnished with comfortable beds and topped with quaint thatched roofs. Within the main complex there is a small gift shop, which sells regional arts and crafts bought directly from local artisans. Speke Bay Lodge is located on the south-eastern shore of Lake Victoria in Tanzania.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Lake Victoria Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Lake Victoria.

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Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent
Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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