Lake George Kasenyi Plains Uganda
Lake George is located in south western Uganda in the Rift Valley region of Uganda covering approximately 25 km2 with a depth of depth of 2.4 meters.
The lake’s water sources are mainly from mountain Rwenzori snow caps and the Mpanga River , River Rum , River Nsonge, and River Mubuku .
The lake was named after King George V of the United Kingdom who was the and the first white explorer who reached this lake was Henry Mutton Stanley in 1875.
- The lake flows through Kazinga Channel to Lake Edward.
- Lake George’s northern shore is covered by dense papyrus swamps a great habitat for birds like the shoebill
- Its water levels keep on fluctuating but to a very minimal level.
- Lake George is 914 meters above sea level
- Lake George area has 2 rainy seasons March to May and August to November.
- Some of the islands on this lake George are Iranqara , Kankuranga, and Akika.
- Animals around Lake George are mainly herbivores
- Fish types in the lake include the cyclopoid copepods, Tilapia and the Haplochromis nigripinnis.
- The lakes swamps are great habitat for the sitatunga’s antelope.
- The Major economic activity carried out on the late by the locals is fishing