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Ukara Island got electricity last year - via huge solar panels and life for many people has changed to the better. An attraction on Ukara Island is the Dancing Stone of Butimba - a very interesting (and mysterious) place to visit.
Rubondo Island is a national park in the lake with a fantastic bird life - more than 400 different bird species are recorded here. See more about Rubondo Island in the next chapter.
Lake Victoria is also known as the source of the River Nile - the second longest river (6,853 km) in the world.
Lake Victoria - the Worlds
second largest (about 69,000 km2) fresh water lake has
some 3,000 islands ranging from small to big.
Ukerewe Island is the largest
with its 535 km2 - and also the largest
inland island in Africa. The main city is Nansio - a very traditional African
city. There is ferry connection to the island from Mwanza several
times a day. The duration is about 3 hours.
Another island near Mwanza - is Ukara Island, some 10 km north of Ukerewe and with daily ferry connection from Ukerewe - the main island in the region. The name of the main city is Bwisva, but outside is the life very traditional.