Lake Edward

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(nīăn`zə, nē–) 830 sq mi (2,150 sq km), in the Great Rift Valley, central Africa, on the Congo-Uganda border. It lies at an altitude of c.3,000 ft (910 m), is c.50 mi (80 km) long, and has a maximum width of c.30 mi (48 km). Lake Edward is connected with the Nile system by the Semliki River, which drains the lake in the north and flows into Lake Albert. Lake Edward has many fish, and hippopotamuses abound on its southern shores. Henry Morton StanleyStanley, Sir Henry Morton,
1841–1904, Anglo-American journalist, explorer, and empire builder, b. Denbigh, Wales. He grew up in poverty and came to America as a worker on a ship, which he jumped (1858) in New Orleans.
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 visited the lake in 1889 and named it after Albert Edward, then the prince of Wales (later Edward VIIEdward VII
(Albert Edward), 1841–1910, king of Great Britain and Ireland (1901–10). The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, he was created prince of Wales almost immediately after his birth.
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(Type locality: " Northern part of Lake Edward, immediately east of the border of the Congo, in shallow water")
(1) Lake Edward and the Semliki River, and (2) the western hillsides of the Rwenzori Mountains (Figs 1, 4B-D).
Compared to the investigated riverine habitats, Lake Edward was species rich.
Next stop is the Queen Elizabeth National Park, where Myweya Safari Lodge overlooks the stunning Kazinga Channel and Lake Edward.
A water safari along the channel and into Lake Edward will bring you within touching distance of hippos grazing.
We also stayed at Mweya safari lodge high on a buff overlooking the Kazinga Channel and Lake Edward and watched the elephants and buffalo far below.