Uganda is called a land of lakes because almost one third of the country is covered by water. It is located in the great lakes basin around the tropical equatorial region of Africa and crossed by the Great Rift Valley escarpment. With such crucial geographical and natural features, Uganda has a number of water resources like lakes, rivers, swamps and water falls in this diverse ecology. Some of the lakes define Uganda’s national parks and sustain many of the forest reserves in the country.
These water bodies offer great walking, best bird watching opportunities, swimming, exploration opportunities and adventure. These lakes have great economic importance to the local people and Uganda.