Tanzania :: Tanzania
Category: Attraction :: Dam/Lake
Lake Tanganyika is believed to be the second largest freshwater lake in the world after Lake Baikal both in volume and depth. The lake is approximately 673 km long and 72km wide. The lake is situates within the Great rift valley on the western border of Tanzania. The lake temperatures range between 24 to 26 degrees throughout the year because of the tropical climate of the area, hence experience huge evaporation rate. Have large aqueous environments containing up to 250 fish variety, with cichlid fish, which are exported throughout the world for aquariums and fish tanks. The Lake Tanganyika Authority manages the sustainable use of this Lake and its resources and should be contacted for more information.
|Lake Tanganyika Authority Secretariat
|+257(0)22 27 35 82
|Fishing, Diving, Snorkelling, Sea_Kayaking
|More Activities :
|The Lake harbours hundreds species of colourful fish and also snails; crabs and shrimps. While the surrounding basin is an important wildlife refugee.
|Notes on Activities :
|(Some activities may be offered nearby).
“Lake Tanganyika is a jewel of Africa. It is remote and untouched despite it being stooped in accolades. It is the longest lake in the world and the second deepest, being nearly 800m below sea level in some places. The water is crystal clear and fit for human consumption. It supports over 1 million people who live on her banks and boasts over 280 species of endemic Cichlids fish, (which are the colourful fish that adorn aquariums around the world.) There are 26 rivers that flow into her and only one that flows out, which silts up during the dry season, making it a massive ecological basin of water. It holds 8% of the worlds fresh water. For pretty much the entire circumference of this amazing body of water, life has stood still!” - Janine Reyneke, 2008/07/30
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