Running Head: DESCRIPTIVE ESSAY ON LAKE VICTORIA
Descriptive Essay on Lake Victoria
DESCRIPTIVE ESSAY ON LAKE VICTORIA
Africa as a continent has quite some physical features from rivers, lakes, mountain, hills
among others. One of the physical characteristics that happen to be some landmark of Africa
and to be more specific Eastern part of the continent is Lake Victoria. Lake Victoria is among
Africa’s biggest lakes and is located in East Africa; it joins three countries that is Kenya,
Uganda and Tanzania. Going slightly to the history of this lake it was named after Queen
Victoria by the British explorer John Speke; this was back in 1858 (Onyutha, Tabari,
Rutkowska, Nyeko-Ogiramoi & Willems, 2016).
A Topography of Lake Victoria
Background Information of the Lake
Records indicate that Lake Victoria is the largest in Africa with a catchment area of
169,858 km2 with a maximum depth of 84 meters. Lakes usually have sources, that is the
place it draws its water, geographical statistics indicate that the more significant percentage
of Lake Victoria ...