Lake Albert oil and tourism
Lake Albert is found along the border of both Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo. Found in the Northwestern side of Uganda in the Albertine Rift/ the western branch of the East African Rift, the lake is in the categories on the chain lake. Also one of Africa’s most important scenery for the conservation of biodiversity and has been designated by Bird life International, the World Wildlife Fund and Conservation International.
In recognition of Lake Albert’s environmental, economic and social value, Tullow oil is conducting a program to assess the key impacts of its activities in the area. They are undertaking a wide range of ‘Working with Communities’ initiatives to ensure the whole project is aligned with the goals of good Performance Standards.
Many challenges have been created in addition to the remoteness of the region. Access to this land-locked region is either by small aircraft or road, and major supplies are trucked 1,300 km to the site through Kenya from the Indian Ocean. The commercialization of the resources will require a major upstream development in addition to the building of an international pipeline and small in-country refinery.
One of the activities done in Murchison Falls National Park is Game drives and one of the areas where the wildlife go get something to drink is at the Lake Albert. Hence an important assert to the National Park and the tourism