Lake Tanganyika regarded as the second largest and second deepest freshwater lake in the world after Siberia’s Lake Baikal. Situated amidst the natural beauties of the Great Rift Valley of Africa, the lake joins the Congo River followed by the Atlantic Ocean. Burundi, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia-all the four countries enjoy some parts of Lake Tanganyika. Spread over a massive area of 32,900 square kilometers, the grand lake is encompassed by high mountains
Things not to miss in Kenya №3 Lake Baringo The world record count of bird species seen in 24 hours – 342 – was made at this freshwater lake in the Rift Valley. There’s budget accommodation on the shore and luxury lodges on the islands.
The Dallol volcano in north-east Ethiopia forms part of the Great Rift Valley, the world’s largest rift system, stretching 6,000km from the Red Sea down to Lake Malawi. Up to 75km wide in places, it’s cradled by a series of cliffs, rising from the valley floor to the top of the highest escarpments. Photograph: Pascal Boegli/Getty Images/Flickr Open