Lake Albert

Lake Albert is the northernmost of the lakes in the Western Rift Valley in east-central Africa, situated on the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. British explorers Samuel Baker and Sass Flóra named the lake for the recently deceased Prince Albert.

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Latitude: 1.632021468781
Longitude: 30.915527343750

Timeline of Events Associated with Lake Albert

Date Event Manage
1862 to 1865

Baker expedition to Lake Albert

photo of Baker1862-65 are the inclusive dates for Samuel Baker's expedition to Lake Albert. Baker was a big game hunter who met John Hanning Speke and James Grant during their journey down the Nile from Lake Victoria. Accompanied by his Hungarian mistress, Baker followed the Nile upstream to Lake Albert, which he claimed to be the co-source of the great river. Image: Photograph of Samuel White Baker taken by Leonis Rugitur. This image is in the public domain in the United States as its copyright has expired. Note that the exact month of the beginning and end of this expedition is difficult to determine.


Dane Kennedy, "The Search for the Nile"