In terms of volume, Lake Tanganyika is the second largest freshwater lake in the world and the second deepest lake after Baikal lake in Siberia. The deepest point is 1470 meters. With a maximum length of 673 km and a maximum width of 72 km, Lake Tanganyika extends over an area of 32,900 square kilometers. The lake is shared by four countries, namely Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Zambiawith Congo holding 45 percent and Tanzania 41 percent. The main drain is that Lukuga Riverwhich flows into the Congo River system. The main tributary is the Ruzizi River, which enters north of Lake Tanganyika and comes from Lake Kivu. Other tributaries are the Kalambo River and the Malagarasi River, the second largest river in Tanzania. Below 200 m depth, the water of Lake Tanganyika is almost anaerobic due to the lack of water circulation. 300 species of fish live in Lake Tanganyika, of which 95% are endemic. The chilli species dominate.
Lake Tanganyika. Tanzania - wild and casual. Experience unforgettable moments. Barefoot luxury, active and relaxed. Travel like Dr. Julia Malchow.