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About Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika is truly a unique natural wonder of the world. In the spectacular Rift Valley it spans throughout 4 countries, making it the world’s longest Lake at over 675 km.

Lake Tanganyika is home to teeming aquatic life with over 300 species of fish, of which most are unique and found no where else; great for sports fishing. There are many activities to be done from scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, water sports, exploring Nsumbu National Park, to scenic boat cruises.

One of Zambia’s rivers, The Kalambo (which forms the border with Tanzania) features Kalambo Falls, just 8 km from the lake. At 220 m high, Kalambo Falls is Africa’s 2nd highest uninterrupted waterfall, twice as high as the mighty Victoria Falls in Southern Zambia.

The mystique and magnetism of Lake Tanganyika is unequivocal and an experience of a lifetime.

Things to do in Lake Tanganyika

Accommodation near Lake Tanganyika

Greystoke Mahale is located on the shore of Lake Tanganyika in Western Tanzania. The camp is one of...
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Completed in 2005, Lupita Island is the ultimate private island retreat, offering luxurious...
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Isanga Bay

Sleeps 18 in 6 rooms

Isanga Bay is a six chalet lodge on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in the far north of Zambia close to the border of Zambia and Tanzania....
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Ndole Bay Lodge

Sleeps 40 in 11 rooms

The endless shoreline of Sumbu National Park offers a haven to wildlife, while the crystal clear blue waters teem with an unparalleled...
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Lake Tanganyika is 48.4km from the centre of Lake Tanganyika , the nearest airport 509.6km (Mfuwe International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling