LAKE VICTORIA: Mwanza and Ukerewe Island The city of Mwanza in Lake Victoria.Sunning himself on the shores of Lake Vctoria.A pile of second hand shoes for sale on the streets of Mwanza, Tanzania.Lake Victoria borders Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. At 59,947 square kilometres, it is Africa's largest lake, and a vital source of fish.A residential street runs down to Lake Victoria on the island of Ukerewe.Kids hamming it up on the way to school, Ukerewe island, Lake Victoria.A typical small land holding on Ukerewe island.Visitors are rare on Ukerewe, and reactions are geniune, warm and curious.A shack selling Nyama Choma, which is grilled or bbq meat. "Hotel" often means a small food outlet like this. Love Hotel has a different meaning in Japan.A young girl stares back at the camera, while her friend pokes a face behind her.We watched and helped the fishermen bring in their nets. These kids were busy being kids, Ukerewe, Lake Victoria.A group of kids run on the shore of Ukerewe island, Lake Victoria.The main town on Ukerewe is a pretty small affair.Sausage fruit, which I don't believe I ever tried!A wholesale market/trans-shipment facility on the shores of Lake Victoria.Massive mango tree on Ukerewe.Friendly but cheeky schoolkids playing up for the mzungu (white man).Fishing and farming remains the main source of income for most of the residents of the island of Ukerewe.A fishing boat is a cool place for a kid to play in a village on Ukerewe.A fishing boat moored in a calm inlet, Ukerewe island. Like large parts of rural Africa, the only jobs are fishing and farming.The white minarets of a mosque contrast with the pastel green apartments which overlook it.Second hand goods are an important industry and resource for many African countries....and a good place for Hawaiian shirts.Fruit and veg section of the Mwanza market.Houses and apartments on the hills in Mwanza. Must have some nice views of the lake.Scene of one of my travel meldowns, buses use the ferry for a short cut from Mwanza.