Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes, and the second largest lake in the world covering 68,800 km2. The lake is shared by Kenya (6% by area), Uganda (43%) and Tanzania (51%). It has a mean depth of 40m, maximum depth of 84m, shoreline of 3,450km, a water retention time of 140 years and a catchment area of 194,200km2, which extends into Rwanda and Burundi.
Before the introduction of Nile perch and Nile tilapia in the 1950s and 1960s, Lake Victoria had a multi-species fishery of over 500 endemic fish species, the dominant species being the tilapiine and haplochromines. Haplochromines were dominant in catches, but are a small bony fish, not always popular for consumption. Other important species included Bagrus spp. (catfish), Clarias spp., syndontis spp., Schilbe spp., Protopterus spp., and Labeo spp. Many of these species declined with the introduction of the Nile perch (Lates niloticus) and Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), due to predation by Nile perch, hybridization by Nile tilapia and increasing fishing pressure. More information is given about the status of all of the stocks in Status of the Fish Stocks.
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Well , mwanza is the best location to start your wildlife adventure from , where you can pass through western corridor of serengeti , and pass through grumeti river where huge nile crocodiles and hippos stay together in the same river.
Serengeti and ngorongoro can be visited through out the year at any time as every single day there is a unique wildlife and wild animal view , except for migration game view on the month of july and august were huge amount wildbeast and zebras cross mara river.