Lake Victoria

By Far the largest lake in Africa’s fishing industries and the agricultural land around its shores has made the area an economic centre of Tanzania. Although fishing is a traditional mainstay of the region, coffee and cotton production are increasing the economic importance of the area, especially in Mwanza. Telecommunications and transportation are also growing industries and have encouraged growth in the region, making it one of most populated in the country. Trade with neighboring Uganda to the east and Kenya to the north means that the ports on the Lake Victoria are bustling with growth and economic activity.