was called Lake Ukerewe until Burton and Speke renamed it Lake Victoria Nyanza
Name ID 946
Map and Guide to Tanzania
Page Number: 04b
Extract Date: 1856
In 1856 the British Royal Geographical Society commissioned Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke to look for the sources of the Nile; during their expeditions they found Lake Ukerewe in 1858 which was renamed, after the Queen, Victoria Nyanza and continuing westwards via Tabora they reached Ujiji and found Lake Tanganyika.