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While not enough can be said about the famous Lake Tanganyika, it indeed remains one of Africa’s most hallowed and popular natural marvels. And marvellous it is. Undoubtedly, it is Burundi’s top attraction and would have scores of people flocking to it already if it hadn’t been for a decade-long civil war that crippled the country in every possible way. The basic facts are that Lake Tanganyika is the second longest freshwater lake on the planet and it is the second deepest by volume after the Lake of Siberia. The lake has ports in 3 other African countries – Zambia, Tanzania, and the Congo – and has its crystal clear waters contained in the majestic Great Rift Valley; it is said that its fresh alkaline water is the cleanest in the world.
The local Burundi population are heavily dependent on Lake Tanganyika as a source of income. Many of these people are fishermen by trade... Show more