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Lake Tanganyika

Visit Lake Tanganyika


Lake Tanganyika forms a natural and beautiful boundary on Tanzania's western extreme, following the contours of the Great Rift Valley. Although its surface area is smaller than that of the country's other great lake, Lake Victoria, its depth of up to 1,400 metres means that Lake Tanganyika contains seven times more water than Victoria.

Tanganyika teems with at least 500 different species of fish - the greatest diversity of freshwater fish found anywhere on the planet. Fishing boats from lakeside villages catch fish such as tilapia and ncheni, which are delicious to eat. Towards its northern end is the port of Ujiji where Henry Morton Stanley famously greeted the explorer David Livingstone with his immortal line, "Dr Livingstone, I presume?"


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Top itineraries in Lake Tanganyika

Greystoke Mahale, Tanzania

Western Tanzania: Chimpanzees & safari

11-day tailor-made holiday from £12,085 pp incl. flights

This unique safari adventure takes in a remote and untouched part of western Tanzania, bringing you right up close to some of the country's most spectacular landscapes and iconic wildlife.

Top places to stay in Lake Tanganyika

Greystoke Mahale, Tanzania

Greystoke Mahale, Western Tanzania

Small & intimate lodge

Greystoke Mahale is located in remote western Tanzania. Well off the beaten track, this unique lodge offers a mesmerising combination of adventure and relaxation, including the chance to see up close one of the largest groups of chimpanzees in Africa.

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