List Of Deepest Lakes In Uganda

List Of Deepest Lakes In Uganda

Uganda has an assortment of Lakes and rivers which have covered almost a third of the country and that is the reason Uganda has been called a land of lakes.18% of the estimated land of Uganda is covered by water which is around 236,040 km2 of the land surface.  

The country has 165 lakes including few iconic lakes like Nkuruba, Lyantonde, Nyinambuga, Nyabikere, Bunyonyi, Mutanda, Mutolere ,Bulera,Bunyampaka, Kitagata Murumali Bagusa, Nshenyi, Chibwera Nyamanyuka,  Muhoma, Bujuku, Nyamusingire, and many more.

Presenting a list of 5 mesmerizing lakes:

Lake Victoria: Victoria is the largest lake of Africa as well as the second largest freshwater lake in the world covering up 68,800 sq km of area and 1100m above sea level.

The lake is shared by both Uganda and Kenya. The attraction of this lake is the cruise and fishing activities.

Lakes Edward and George: Acquiring 2325 sq km Edward is one of the deepest lakes which have 913m of depth. Lake George is relatively smaller acquiring 250sq km, which is shallow and lined by the swamp.

Lake Albert: The Lake is about 612m deep and shared between Uganda and Congo. This beautiful lake is surrounded by the fishing community.

Lake Kyoga: Lake Kyoga is a large and shallow lake having maximum depths of 4 and 5.7 meters covering up an area of about 1,720 km2. Extensive wetlands fed by a complex system of rivers can be spotted around the lake.

Lake Bunyonyi: located 7 km west of Kabale Town in southwestern Uganda, Lake Bunyonyi is about 25 km long and 7 km wide. The lake enables various activities like Nature walk, birding walk, Canoe Treks, and Community visits.

What is the biggest lake in Uganda?

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria, also called Victoria Nyanza, largest lake in Africa and chief reservoir of the Nile, lying mainly in Tanzania and Uganda but bordering on Kenya. Its area is 26,828 square miles (69,484 square km). Among the freshwater lakes of the world, it is exceeded in size only by Lake Superior in North America.

What is the deepest lake in Uganda?

Lake Bunyonyi

Max. length25 km (16 mi)
Max. width7 km (4.3 mi)
Surface area46 km2 (18 sq mi)
Average depth39 m (128 ft)

How many lakes Uganda have?

165 lakes

Uganda is situated with the great lakes region of Africa. The landscape of Uganda is dotted with about 165 lakes including fresh water lakes, crater lakes and others.

How many crater lakes are in Uganda?

In Uganda, there are more than 50 crater lakes. Although some might be saline with a strong smell, there is a good number with freshwater and beautiful scenery, evidence of 12,000-year-old creation of true and spectacular beauty.