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The sunset boat cruise on Lake Victoria

The Sunset cruise is a great expedition that takes you on a journey to explore Lake Victoria and bask in its beauty. The main highlight of the boat cruise is watching the sunset on Africa’s largest tropical lake. Lake Victoria is the second largest fresh water in the world and the largest lake on the continent of Africa. On the shores of this lake is Entebbe, a stunning town which was an administrative capital of the country till 1962. The Lake is shared by 3 countries and these include Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Lake Victoria hosts over 200 species of fish with tilapia being the most sought-after specie economically.

People enjoy the Sunset boat cruise in Entebbe because it is a soothing experience where they relax, loosen up and appreciate nature. Lake Victoria sunset cruises normally start from water front pier and go all the way through to crossing the Equator line since Uganda is among the few countries crossed by this imaginary latitude, visiting several fishing islands and also citing some water birds along the way. Drinks and snacks are provided hence giving you a nice evening experience on the lake. The sunset cruise begins at 5:00pm with a briefing from the site guides about the safety measures while on board and what expect. The briefing session ends with wearing life jackets with the help of the site guide to ensure they are properly strapped.

While on board the guide takes you through the history of Entebbe town and geographical information about Lake Victoria. Marvel at the beautiful scenery surrounding the lake and enjoy the sublime tranquility of your natural surrounds, passing local fisherman who are casting their final nets of the day. The sunset boat cruise is a perfect short day tour option if you are in Entebbe and have a few days to spare, it’s a great way to experience Uganda’s largest fresh water body. You can as well do this activity as a way of relaxing from a long safari with gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, etc. There are many service providers that organize sun set cruises on Lake Victoria and if you have an evening before your go for your safari, Lake Victoria sunset cruises are worth participating in.

What to carry

  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Body creams
  • Sandals
  • insect repellent
  • A camera
  • Binoculars
  • Rain jacket
  • Sun glasses

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