Lake Victoria

Born 1858

was called Lake Ukerewe until Burton and Speke renamed it Lake Victoria Nyanza

Name ID 946

See also

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.

Extract ID: 4005