Size- 32,900 km²
Location: Western edge of Tanzania
The shores of the Lake connect four countries Tanzania, Burundi, Zambia and the Democratic Republic Of Congo. The shipping line connects Kigoma (Tanzania), Kalemie (Zaire) and other coastal towns as an essential part of the inland traffic system of East Africa.
The Lake also boarders Mahale Mountain National Park, famous for the presence of abundant number of chimpanzees. The Lake dazzles for its crystal clear blue water and white sandy beaches.
The Lake is home an exceptional variety of colourful fishes, nearly 300 species of fish of which an incredible 98% are unique to the lake. Most notable are the colourful cichlids.
Sport fishing is very popular activities that can be done here including the goliath tiger-fish and Nile perch. Crocodiles inhabit most of the shoreline,
The fertile circulating surface water, although not tidal, provides abundant plankton for its inhabitants. So indirectly it also helps both the local and export markets.
Lake Tanganyika is a tranquil destination with a friendly populace.
Due to a moderate equatorial climate, Lake Tanganyika can be visited almost all round the year. However, June to September is best for enjoying all the activities.
The longest freshwater lake in the world at 660 kilometres
The water is warm and there is a large variety of beautifully coloured fish to see.
Hugely popular for diving with great visibility and a wide variety of fish
Enjoy sailing, swimming, boating, wakeboarding, kitesurfing and waterskiing
Many aquatic critters can be seen such as otters, freshwater crabs, speckled eels and freshwater jellyfish (harmless).
Lake game viewing
Like other national parks, travelling to Lake Tanganyika is also safe. Although some health concerns are necessary to follow, like mosquito repellent with at least 30% DEET, antimalaria medication and covering the skin during the evening time.
Most importantly you need to follow the instructions of your guide in your whole trip.
Our guides, our accommodations and our tour not only lived up to our expectations, they exceeded them. We were a group of six. We were met at the Nairobi airport by Mark, who drove us to our hotel (Eka). In the brief time we had with him, we thought Mark was great. Read More...
Everything was very well arranged. Except for our first gate entry which took more than 1 hour everything else was perfectly planned and done. Excellent professional and polite service through out our stay. Read More...
It is always a little intimidating traveling overseas and there were some minor hiccups in communication, however, the situation was dealt with promptly and professionally. The trip was organized to our specifications with much appreciated recommendations to improve our visit. Read More...