Exploring the longest freshwater lake in the world!

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

When I said longest freshwater lake, all of you might be wondering: "Where is the longest freshwater lake anyway?" Well, the answer to that question is, Africa! Like I told you, Africa is renowned for it's natural beauty... So, any guesses? Lake Tanganyika! But before we dive in, I have something special for you!

Trivia Time!

Did you know that Lake Tanganyika is home to more than 350 different species of fish!

The temperature of the lake is uniform.

Battles took place on the Lake during World War I

The lake is extremely clear, and can be seen beneath the surface up to 20 metres.


Lake Tanganyika is a great lake in central Africa. It is the second-oldest freshwater lake, the second-largest by volume, and the second-deepest in the world, in all cases right after Lake Baikal in Siberia. It is the longest freshwater lake in the world with a length of 673 kilometers. It is divided between four countries – Tanzania, DRC (The democratic republic of Congo), Zambia and Burundi.

Flights are available from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India to Julius Nyerere International Airport in Tanzania which takes 30 hours and 40 minutes in total. You can find many good resorts in Tanzania. The best resorts are Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar and DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi. You can explore lake Tanganyika the next day. Swimming is restricted in lake Tanganyika because of it's depth.

Hopefully, you loved the tour to Lake Tanganyika and saying this I shall bid goodbye with a little quote below...

Make your heart like a lake, with a calm surface and great depths of kindness.


Also check out my other posts about the beauty of Africa:

1. 5 facts about Meknes that will keep you stunned!

2. A special tour at the Victoria falls.

3. Exploring the great pyramid of Giza...

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