The biggest lake in Africa is Lake Victoria. It is approximately 26,560 square miles in size, making it the ninth largest lake in the world by surface area. Lake Victoria is located in East Africa and is bordered by Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.
It is a significant source of fresh water for the countries that surround it and is also home to a diverse array of plant and animal life. The lake is named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and was originally explored by British explorer John Hanning Speke in 1858.