What traveler has not wanted to see the second largest freshwater lake in the world and the largest lake in Africa, the Northern coast which crosses the equator. Lake Victoria was discovered in 1858 by an English traveller and African Explorer John Henning Speke. The lake area is 68 thousand sq. km, length – 320 km, the maximum width is 275 km and the maximum depth, accounting for 80 m, Victoria can be considered one of the deepest lakes in the world. After the construction in 1954 of a dam at Owen falls on the Victoria Nile, the lake turned into a reservoir, causing the water level rose by 3 m.
The many Islands scattered around the lake, becomes a safe haven for numerous birds. In the lake high-water river Kagera, it follows the Victoria Nile. Victoria fills a shallow depression between the Eastern and Western sides of the valley of the Great African valley, getting a huge amount of water from rainfall – more than from all their tributaries.
Around the lake is home to nearly 30 million natives. On the southern and Western shores of the lives of the people of vahia who knew how to grow coffee long before the arrival of Europeans. Victoria main ports: Entebbe (Uganda), Mwanza, Bukoba (Tanzania), Kisumu (Kenya), near the Northern coast and Kampala, capital of Uganda.
The waters of the lake found a huge amount of crocodiles. Victoria is a habitat of a fossil Continue reading
Maybe you mean flights from Costa Rica.
Tickets to Costa Rica – a cherished dream of any eco-tourist. The beauty of the local national parks with fantastic rain forests, tropical flowers, rapid rivers, picturesque waterfalls and mysterious volcanoes are legendary, and the guides do not skimp on high-profile titles such as “the most beautiful country in the world” and “the best place on the planet”. And, I must say, the enthusiasm of all completely fair. In the Treasury of the benefits of Costa Rica should definitely add infinitely various beaches with different colored sand, a lot of excellent places for surfing and diving, a few interesting towns with colonial-style architecture, a well-developed coffee culture and low crime rate.
What to see and do in Costa Rica
If you start to look at pictures of Costa Rica, you will see a magnificent ocean Bay, misty mountains, volcanic lakes and incredible waterfalls, but the people in your pictures most likely will not appear. The fact that Costa Ricans have been practically impossible: the joy of all “green” planet intact to keep the grandiose forests, which cover about 2/3 of the country. The remaining third is not too populated: a narrow isthmus between the Caribbean sea and the Pacific ocean is called the house Continue reading