Pink tinged sandy beach on shores of Takawiri Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya, Africa.  The calm, fresh clear water is bathed in the early morning glow. Coconut palms. Mfangano Island in the distance.; Shutterstock ID 732931399; your: Erin Lenczycki; gl: 65060; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: Destination Page

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Lake Victoria

Spread over 68,000 sq km, yet never more than 80m deep, Lake Victoria, one of the key water sources of the White Nile, ranks among East Africa’s most important geographical features, but is seen by surprisingly few visitors. This is a shame, as its humid shores hide some of the most beautiful and rewarding parts of western Kenya – from untouched national parks to lively cities and tranquil islands.


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