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Lake Albert

Lake Albert is situated in the center of the continent, on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This lake is in the northernmost of the chain of lakes in the Albertine Rift.

It is about 100 miles long and 19 miles wide, with a maximum depth of 51 meters or 168 feat, and a surface elevation of 619M above sea level.

The Lake is part of the upper Nile system. Its main sources are the Victoria Nile; ultimately coming from Lake Victoria to the southeast, and the Semliki River, which issues from Lake Edward to the southwest. The water of the Albert is much more saline than that of Victoria. Its outlet, at the northernmost tip of the lake; is the Albert Nile, which becomes known as the Mountain Nile when it enters South Sudan.

There are swamps at the Southern end of the lake. Farther south looms the Rwenzori Range, while a range of hills called the Blue Mountains tower over the northwestern shore. There also a few settlements along the shore which include Butiaba and Pakwach.

The lake attracts fishing, an amazing activity and as well provides a good view of the lake with good atmosphere.

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