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Kabaka's Lake

Kabaka’s Lake is situated in Kampala the capital city of Uganda, within a few kilometers from the city centre. It is a manmade lake that was formed on the orders of King Mwanga II from 1885 to 1888. The lake is surrounded by scenic beauty with two islands in the middle of it. The lake has developed as a sanctuary for hundreds of rare aquatic animals and plants.

The unusual aspect of this lake is that without any major tributaries, the water levels of this lake almost remain constant throughout the year.

The idea of the king was to create a channel wide enough for him to travel by boat to Munyonyo where he built another palace at Mulungu hill near Lake Victoria. Of the two excavated lakes in East Africa, this lake is one of the biggest lakes in the entire Africa. It is around 2 square km and is about 200 feet deep on an average.