Tanzania Will Rock Your World With Its Amazing Lakes

Serengeti, Tanzania
Serengeti, Tanzania. Photo by Hu Chen on Unsplash

From Mount Kilimanjaro to several amazing natural parks with an abundance of wildlife, Tanzania is home to some of Africa’s biggest natural wonders. This country wouldn’t be the same without its amazing lakes, and here are three that you shouldn’t miss for the world while exploring it.

Lake Victoria

Located on the border between Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya, Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest freshwater lake, and also the largest tropical lake in the entire world. It’s the principal source of water for the Nile River, and it’s known for rich native wildlife, with hundreds of species of fish found in its waters.

Lake Manyara

Safely tucked away in the heart of the Lake Manyara National Park, this shallow, alkaline lake is one of Tanzania’s finest. In addition to being a popular canoeing spot, the lake is well-known for being home to thousands of flamingos that flock on its shores during the wet season.

Lake Tanganyika

One of the African Great Lakes, Tanganyika is the world’s second-deepest lake and also the second-biggest by volume. The lake borders four countries, including Tanzania, Congo, Burundi, and Zambia, and it ultimately drains into the Congo River system. It comes with diverse wildlife, including Nile crocodiles and 250 species of cichlid fish.