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Lake Tanganyika


The Great Rift Valley Trek - Empakai to Lake Natron


Lake Tanganyika is a large lake in Central Africa and world's longest freshwater lake.


Rock Dwelling Cichlids from Lake Tanganiyka, Victoria and Malawi (African Rift Lakes)




Several Lake Tanganyika species @riftvalley Aquaristics

Lake Tanganyika is an African Great Lake. It is the second oldest freshwater lake in the world, the second largest by volume, and the second deepest, in all cases after Lake Baikal in Siberia. It is the world's longest freshwater lake. The lake is divided among four countries – Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, and Zambia, with Tanzania (46%) and DRC (40%) possessing the majority of the lake. The water flows into the Congo River system and ultimately into the Atlantic Ocean.
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