Its surface area covers 32,9000 km2, with 14,000 km2 surface in Tanzania. It is the longest freshwater lake in the world, the second deepest with its 1,436 meters and the second largest lake in Africa.
Its waters host different species of fish, above all, more than a hundred species of cichlid fish; surrounded by mountain ranges covered by forests, it is inhabited by groups of primates such as chimpanzees.
In this area you can find the Gombe National Park, famous for Jane Goodall’s chimpanzee research, the Mahale Mountain National Park and the Katavi National Park.
As a rich area of biodiversity, Lake Tanganyika boasts breathtaking views and exciting excursions. Apart from other most popular attractions, it offers charming and culturally interesting experiences, like a trip on the famous Liemba boat or a visit in the city of Kijiji, where Mr. Burton and Mr. Spake began their journey to find the source of the Nile and which was a slave trade centre for ages.